Integrated Circuits – Aberrant Forms: Scrolling TikTok with Jacques Lacan

The symbolic world is the world of the machine.4 Lacan’s assertion seems almost
to destabilize the nature of psychoanalysis itself. What are we to make of this if, as
Lacan also claims, psychoanalysts are essentially, “practitioners of the symbolic
function”?5 What is the status of “the talking cure,” the all too human neurotic, and
indeed, the unconscious itself if we are to take Lacan at his word here? What is
required to do just that? To understand the implications of Lacan’s symbolic order one
needs to read within the frame of his cybernetic influence. Such a reading is also
important to understanding the psychic significance of TikTok.

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