Nicola Masciandaro

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This set of five pamphlets documents a seminar given recently by Alexander R. Galloway at the Public School New York, a self-organizing educational program where class ideas are generated by the public. “French Theory Today” explores a new generation of French voices—Catherine Malabou, Bernard Stiegler, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Quentin Meillassoux, and François Laruelle—whose work has, to varying degrees, only recently emerged in the English-speaking world. Each night of the seminar consisted of a lecture followed by questions from and discussion with class participants. As Galloway suggests in the online class proposal, the goal was “not to set in aspic a ...
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PublisherPunctum Books2012
“Anything can happen for some weird reason; yet also, without any reason, nothing at all can happen.” — Reza Negarestani, Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials Essays, articles, artworks, and documents taken from and inspired by the symposium on Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials, which took place on 11 March 2011 at The New School. Hailed by novelists, philosophers, artists, cinematographers, and designers, Cyclonopedia is a key work in the emerging domains of speculative realism and theory-fiction. The text has attracted a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary audience, provoking vital debate around the relationship between philosophy, geopolitics, geophysics, and art. At once a ...
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Readings from the collection Audint—Unsound:Undead, as featured in PlaguePod Day 26 0:00 Lisa Blanning, ‘Ghost In The Machine: Hikikomori And Digital Dualism’ (music: DVA [Hi:Emotions], NOTU_URONLINEU, on Hyperdub) 9:53 Steve Goodman, ‘Dossier 37: Unidentified Vibrational Objects on the Plane Of Unbelief’ 25:00 Lendl Barcelos, ‘2014: The Visual Microphone’ 32:35 Shelley Trower, ‘Peripheral Vibrations’ 38:22 Erik Davis, ‘Resonance’ 49:20 Charlie Blake, ‘Sonic Spectralities: Sketches for a Prolegomena to Any Future Xenosonics’ (Music: Haswell and Hecker, ‘Blackest Ever Black’ on Warner Classics) 55:50 Eleni Ikoniadou and Carolin Schnurrer. ‘The Lament’ 1:11:22 Nicola Masciandaro, ‘Purgatory’ (music: Bach, Wölfgang Rübsam, Prelude and Fugue in C Minor/Wo Soll Ich Fliehen hin, on Naxos) 1:23:37 ...

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