SYNTACTICAL SITUATIONS – an exercise in becoming familiar with the concreteness of abstractions

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A BOX. Out of kindness comes redness and out of rudeness comes rapid same question, out of an eye comes research, out of selection comes painful cattle. So then the order is that a white way of being round is something suggesting a pin and is it disappointing, it is not, it is so rudimentary … Continue reading

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MANUSCRIPT // The Sun and its Inverse: Reclaiming the Role of the Mathematical in Understanding Media [and the Technics of Digital Communication] with Michel Serres

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My paper at the conference THE ULTIMATE CAPITAL IS THE SUN // METABOLISM IN CONTEMPORARY ART, POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (http://theultimatecapital.org) organized by Matteo Pasquellini, Elena Agudio, Dorothee Albrecht, Bonaventure Ndikung and Eylem Sengezer at Akademie der Künste in Berlin, October 25/26 2014. précis While listening to the other papers on neuroscience, the contemporary attention on … Continue reading

Weiterlesen MANUSCRIPT // The Sun and its Inverse: Reclaiming the Role of the Mathematical in Understanding Media [and the Technics of Digital Communication] with Michel Serres

ABSTRACT // The Sun and its Inverse: Reclaiming the Role of the Mathematical in Understanding Media and the Technics of Digital Communication with Michel Serres  

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My paper at the conference THE ULTIMATE CAPITAL IS THE SUN // METABOLISM IN CONTEMPORARY ART, POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (http://theultimatecapital.org) organized by Matteo Pasquellini, Elena Agudio, Dorothee Albrecht, Bonaventure Ndikung and Eylem Sengezer at Akademie der Künste in Berlin, October 25/26 2014. ABSTRACT My paper will consider some of the circumstances in which the understanding … Continue reading

Weiterlesen ABSTRACT // The Sun and its Inverse: Reclaiming the Role of the Mathematical in Understanding Media and the Technics of Digital Communication with Michel Serres  

An Architectonics of Crystallization

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This is the new program for the theory modules I am teaching at the Master of Advanced Architecture Program “Architecture and Information” at CAAD, ETH Zürich. “Over several centuries, from the Greeks to Kant, a revolution took place in philosophy: the subordination of time to movement was reversed, time ceases to be the measurement of … Continue reading

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Universal Genitality // All the time of life itself and the secretive circulation of genuine unlikeliness.

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This is the manuscript to my lecture at the New materialist methodologies. Gender, politics, the digital conference in Barcelona, Spain, from Sept. 26th. The version I put online here is expanded with two appendixes. The original abstract was entitled “Acts of Engendering by Abstract Thought, or Reclaiming »the Mathematical« from the Celibacy Imposed on it under the … Continue reading

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PhD Colloquy Winter 2014/15 || An Untimely Nature of Communication: The Cyphered Reality of Channels

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….and: The Birth of Geometry in Encryption and Deciphering–Towards a Physics of Communication. “Bacteria, fungus, whale, sequoia, we do not know any life of which we cannot say that it emits information, receives it, stores it and processes it. Four universal rules, so unanimous that, by them, we are tempted to define life but are unable to do so, because … Continue reading

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On Michel Serres’ book The Natural Contract (1990): “Cosmoliteracy – the Alphabetization of the Nature of Thought”

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This is the manuscript of my talk at the joint annual conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, September 3-5 2014 at Utrecht University, with the annual theme: Philosophy after Nature. Cosmoliteracy – the Alphabetization of the Nature of Thought by Vera Bühlmann A-cosmic philosophies have only language or politics, writing … Continue reading

Weiterlesen On Michel Serres’ book The Natural Contract (1990): “Cosmoliteracy – the Alphabetization of the Nature of Thought”

Generic Mediality – A Response to Mark B. N. Hansen’s “Speculative Phenomenology of Micro-Temporal Operations”

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Hansen’s lecture and my response were held at the joint annual conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, September 3-5 2014 at Utrecht University, with the annual theme: Philosophy after Nature. http://philosophyafternature.org   Generic mediality, and the Real as the physical substance of technical criticality (gk. krinein, Ermessen). by … Continue reading

Weiterlesen Generic Mediality – A Response to Mark B. N. Hansen’s “Speculative Phenomenology of Micro-Temporal Operations”

New book out: Die Nachricht, ein Medium – Generische Medialität, Städtische Architektonik

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Was würde es bedeuten, die architektonische Frage darüber, wie das Wissensmögliche seine Genese, Fügung und Gliederung findet, unter genuin städtischen Vorzeichen neu zu formulieren? Medialität müsste darin eine zentrale Rolle spielen. Sie wäre der Inbegriff all dessen, was in seinem Bedeutungsgehalt vermittelt, erhalten, entwickelt und erzeugt werden kann. Mit der Inversion von Marshall McLuhans berühmten … Continue reading

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Materialism Without Territory. Art and the Environment

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A two-day seminar which took place on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st of May 2014 at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, which I co-organized together with Jorge Orozco for the Chair for CAAD at ETH Zurich, laboratory for applied virtuality. The event’s website with videos of the lectures is here: http://materialismwithoutterritory.wordpress.com. (click on the titles of the program below to be … Continue reading

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SUMMER COURSE: A SEMINAR ON »Information Societies and the Questions of Subjectivity and Identity«

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MEDIACY, COMMUNICATION AND MODERNITY This is the schedule for a seminar that is about to start for the MAS Postgraduate Course Architecture and Information at ETH Zurich. We meet once a week on Monday afternoons, in order to encode and decipher together some of the »intellectual magnitudes« that are formalized in the key vectors which constitute … Continue reading

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The Body of the Cipher, or the Form of Actualization (an atomist view on computational entities that are generic in their kind).

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lecture manuscript, held at the Seminar Materialism without Territory, Art and the Environment, organized by the applied virtuality theory-lab at CAAD ETH Zurich, May 29/30, at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich.   CONTENTS (1)             Slides I – V (intro to the formal context, aim and overview of the following text)  (2)             Representation versus … Continue reading

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