The Brain Without Organs: Planetarity, Plasticity,
and Eco-cosmotechnics in Cognitive Capitalism
SFSIA 2024 | Paris

in collaboration with Maison Suger and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’homme
September 30 – October 5

Application Information

Priority deadline: July 28
Final deadline: August 18

Applications for SFSIA 2024 | Paris are open to students, practitioners and scholars from the fields of art (including video, painting, photography, sculpture and installation), design, architecture, critical writing, neuroscience, science and technology studies, critical theory, cultural studies, film and media studies, and beyond.

Please note this in-person program is focused around discussion-oriented seminars and public lectures as listed in the program schedule (to be announced). Additionally, participants should plan extra time for the required Reader and to informally connect and engage with other participants as interest and time allows.

To apply please email a single PDF (8mb max) labeled “LASTNAME_FIRST.pdf” and formatted in the following manner to with the subject line “SFSIA 2024 Paris – NAME”. You may use this application .doc as reference.

SECTION ONE (page one)
Personal Information
Preferred Name:
Date of Birth:
Phone Number:

Financial Aid Request (150 words max)
A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available which are awarded both on need and merit. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a partial scholarship and provide any relevant information regarding your financial situation at this time. Please note that scholarships are not granted for travel and/or accommodation expenses. Applicants that do not express a financial aid request in their application will not be considered for scholarships.

Program Referral
Please let us know how you found out about our program and be as specific as possible (e.g. e-Flux announcement, friend, etc.).

SECTION TWO (page two, 200 words max)
Letter of Interest
Tell us about yourself and your reasons for participating including how the program and ideas put forward in our statement relates to or could influence your practice.

SECTION THREE (page three, 200 words max)
Tell us about your professional history highlighting experiences in communal learning environments which are academically and collaboratively intense. Include your strategies for participation and engagement.

SECTION FOUR (1-3 pages)
Please provide a curriculum vitae including professional, academic and employment history.

SECTION FIVE (1-10 pages)
Please include 1-10 pages of work examples from your practice. Your portfolio may include website and video links (i.e. personal websites, Vimeo), writing samples, and/or images with descriptive texts. Please let us know if you have any questions about formatting your portfolio.

Program Overview