Caveat: The aesthetics of cognition

What we can learn from unanswered letters to extraterrestrials

Georg Trogemann
May 2020, Barcelona

The aesthetics of cognition and communication deals with the general principles of cognitive entities, be they organisms or machines. The goal is to experimentally explore the basic ingredients of cognition and communication and to open them to speculation and unrealized possibilities of cognitive systems. Using experiments and new forms of representation, symbolic media, AI programming, mathematics, and natural languages can be explored as extensions of the mind.