Archive for May, 2013

Bruce Schneier – Enabling the Trust that Makes Society Function

31 May 2013 Winter Intelligence 2012 Oxford University – Enabling the Trust that Makes Society Function.
Bruce Schneier is an American cryptographer, computer security specialist, and writer. He is the author of several books on general security topics, computer security and cryptography.

In 1994, Schneier published “Applied Cryptography”, which details the design, use, and implementation of cryptographic algorithms. More recently he published “Cryptography Engineering”, which is focused more on how to use cryptography in real systems and less on its internal design. He has also written books on security for a broader audience. In 2000, Schneier published Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, and in 2003, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. Most recently, in 2012 Schneier published Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive.

Order and Disorder: The Story of Information, BBC

31 May 2013

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates one of the most important concepts in the world today – information. He discovers how we harnessed the power of symbols, everything from the first alphabet to the electric telegraph through to the modern digital age. But on this journey he learns that information isn’t just about human communication, it’s woven very profoundly into the fabric of reality.

Bernard Stiegler: General Organology, Digital Studies and the Neurosciences

30 May 2013

Annemarie Mol: Where is my body? Notes on Eating and Topology

27 May 2013

Latour: Is it Possible to Get Our Materialism Back? An Inquiry into the Various Idealisms of Matter

26 May 2013

Georg Forster Lecture 2011

New Materialism, Fragility, and Activism, William E.Connolly

25 May 2013

Keynote talk by William E. Connolly at the 3rd Annual Radical Democracy Conference on March 16, 2013 at The New School in New York. Talk on “The New Materialism, Fragility, and Activism.”
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Thomas Sheehan on Heidegger and technology

23 May 2013

Thomas Sheehan on Heidegger and technology

Thomas Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford and specializes in contemporary European philosophy his books include: Martin Heidegger, Logic: The Question of Truth (trans., 2007); Becoming Heidegger (2007); Edmund Husserl: Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Encounter with Heidegger (1997); Karl Rahner: The Philosophical Foundations (1987); The First Coming: How the Kingdom of God Became Christianity (1986); and Heidegger, the Man and the Thinker (1981)

The Only Emergency is the Lack of Emergency, Tim Morton

22 May 2013

The Only Emergency is the Lack of Emergency, Tim Morton

Reflections on Creativity in the Anthropocene

Stengers&Haraway, on Concepts, Cosmopolitics and Reconstituting Worlds

21 May 2013

Stengers&Haraway, on Concepts, Cosmopolitics and Reconstituting Worlds

audio recordings and notes via friend of the blog and Knowledge-Ecologist Adam Robbert



Kate Darling: Robot Ethics

21 May 2013

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