For those of you who may not be aware, myself and Armen Avanessian organised a Summer school on ‘Emancipation as Navigation‘ at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in July. This involved seminars given by Reza Negarestani, Armen, myself, Anke Hennig, James Trafford, Deneb Kozikoski, Nick Srnicek, Lucca Fraser, Benedict Singleton, Helen Hester, and Ray Brassier, and a bunch of fantastic participants.
Some of these participants (most notably Benjamin Tippin) have now set up a blog to host the available audio of the event, and have started with the audio of my seminars. Unfortunately, not everyone wants their seminars made publicly available, but given some more audio magic (courtesy of Lendl Barcelos) there should be more audio made available soon, and maybe even some thoughts from the other participants.
Jon Cogburn recently received a review copy of my forthcoming book on Graham Harman’s Object-Oriented Philosophy, the preface for which is already available online (here). On Friday, he decided to pre-empt his review by commenting on this “crapulent” preface, and the correspondingly “obnoxious” postscript written by Ray Brassier (here). The comments are most definitely negative, and have been further reinforced by Graham Harman (here). Daniel Sacilotto has already contested these comments (here), as have a number of people (most importantly my editor, Robin Mackay) on the comments thread (here), but I feel compelled to say something in response myself, if only because of the way Jon’s post positions me. Continue reading A Response to Jon Cogburn
Hello again. Just popping in to provide some follow ups to the most recent news:-
1. For those of you anywhere near the North East of England, or willing to travel, there is going to be a launch party for my upcoming book with Urbanomic (‘Object-Oriented Philosophy: The Noumenon’s New Clothes’) at the BALTIC in Gateshead on the 7th of November. There will be a discussion with me about the book that should be streamed via Google hangouts and open to contributions from twitter and G+ for those people who can’t make it. More details can be found here.
2. For those of you interested in taking or auditing my course with the New Centre for Research and Practice (‘Reintroduction to Metaphysics’), the syllabus for the first half has just gone online over on the facebook page. It contains all the readings along with the dates and titles of the four sessions.