Richard Fish's Acceptance Remarks
Upon Award of CCLE's Summer Fellow, 2001
Greetings my friends of the CCLE!
I am very honored to have been chosen as the
2001 Summer Fellow. It is my pleasure to participate in the refinement,
diffusion, defense and celebration of Cognitive Liberty.
I come to the
rubric of Cognitive Liberty from an anthropological epistemology. My
internalization of the social and psychological history of our species has
solidified my belief in the insufferable right to mental individuality,
multiplicity and autonomy.
mothers of our species and the founding fathers of our country were well
aware of the right to multiple modes of consciousness. Somewhere in the
commodification, calcification, consumerization, computerization,
capitalization, and colonization of the human mind, Cognitive Liberty was
synthetically substituted with a pale simulacrum of emancipation.
As the cultures
of the past encouraged automatic creativity, and the future shall be
cerebrally autonomous, it is imperative that we in the present transform
our libertinage into a
munificent praxis. It is
essential that we perform this dance with humor and articulation, play and
Summer Fellow, 2001
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