Archive for January, 2008

Actor-network metaphysics: Graham Harman on Bruno Latour

26 January 2008

On 6 February 2008 Graham Harman will be giving a talk on the metaphysics of Bruno Latour at 4pm in room C91 at Lancaster University Management School. Harman will be focusing on Latour’s Irreductions (Part II of The Pasteurization of France) in order to evaluate the key tenets of his metaphysics, while also contrasting it with Heidegger’s philosophy. Read the abstract here.

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Graham Harman on “The Origin of the Work of Art”

14 January 2008

Graham Harman will be giving a lecture entitled “On the Origin of the Work of Art (atonal remix)” in the Main Lecture Theatre at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth from 13:30 to 15:00 on Friday 1 February 2008.

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Graham Harman on McLuhan and Heidegger

11 January 2008

Graham Harman and the FourfoldDepending on which part of China you come from, the number 4 for you is either auspicious or inauspicious. For Graham Harman it certainly must be his lucky number. Readers of Harman’s Tool-Being or Heidegger Explained will know that retrieving Heidegger’s notion of the fourfold is of crucial importance to him. There is however yet another intriguing quadrate Harman has (re)discovered for philosophy: Marshall and Eric McLuhan’s concept of the tetrad. In the coming weeks Harman will give three lectures on these fourfold structures: at the University of Twente on 17 January, at Bournemouth University on 4 February, and at the Open University on 7 February 2008. (more…)

Noortje Marres on material practices of publicity

10 January 2008

On Thursday 24 January 2008 from 12:00 to 13:30 Noortje Marres will be giving an ISRF talk at ISIG at the London School of Economics and Political Science entitled “Devising Affectedness: Eco-Homes and the Making of Material Publics.” (more…)