Publishes November 2023
Extent:  320 pages
Trim: 13 x 20 cm
Price: £18 / £10 (ebook)


A repository of vital knowledge and conceptual therapeutics, a toolbox for the willing and the needy.

Los Angeles Review of Books

If you want to talk about what is going on in the field of science, technology, neurology, and about the possibility of ending capitalism, you should read Neidich's book. For the first time someone has done the much-needed job of putting together the pieces, and of giving us a fragmented but consistent picture of the mutation that is changing the world.

Franco Berardi

An exciting and innovative survey of all manner of topics related to cognition and activism in the twenty-first Century. Neidich demonstrates deep insight into the conditions of our era of cognitive capitalism.

Victoria Pitts-Taylor

Warren Neidich's attempt in this Glossary of Cognitive Activism has something very similar to the enterprise of the Enlightenment Encyclopedists. The result is amazing: a true handbook of the real alternative culture. 

Yann Moulier Boutang

We live in a world of tremendous connectivity and little collectivity, leaving us witness to the diffuse degradation of personal freedoms. The resurgence of racism and sexism, the power of the global art market, the de-emphasis of theory and the humanities in university curricula, and assaults on privacy such as digital profiling, are just a few examples of the strategy of normalization and governmentalization in the digital economy.

Warren Neidich's Glossary of Cognitive Activism, published by ERIS in a revised and expanded new edition, updates the epistemological foundations of resistance to this state of affairs. Cognitive capitalism assumes that wealth production is the product of a brain highly attuned to hyper-branded, designed sensibilities. Neidich's project considers as antidote the role of diverse aesthetic production in the creation of neural maps and network configurations. Ranging in its concerns from deep fakes and Chat GPT to poetry and conceptual art, Glossary of Cognitive Activism is a crucial guide to the world we live in, and to the ways in which we might remake it.


WARREN NEIDICH is an artist, writer, and founder of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art. He has edited and co-edited a number of books, including the three-volume Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism.