Final and First Machine

Amanda Beech

“We’ve gone through it and we’re inside the machine…”


The Question Concerning Technology in China

Yuk Hui

  • Anamnesis
  • André Leroi-Gourhan
  • anthropocene
  • anthropology

“The relation between Qi and Dao characterises, properly speaking, the thinking of technics in China, which is also a unification of moral and cosmological thinking in a cosmotechnics”


Diagrammatics of the Contemporary

Éric Alliez

  • contemporary art
  • Deleuze and Guattari
  • diagram

“An oscillation, a supplementary pulsation, between a philosophy that is contemporary with contemporary art and an art that is contemporary with contemporary philosophy.”


Body Without Organs, Body Without Image

Éric Alliez

  • contemporary art
  • Deleuze and Guattari
  • diagram
  • Ernesto Neto

“The operation engages with nothing less than the image of power in its relation to the power of the image that animates it and gives it a discursive existence”


Intelligence and Spirit

Reza Negarestani

  • AGI
  • artificial intelligence
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Immanuel Kant

“The thought experiment we propose is an outside view of ourselves as a prototype Artificial General Intelligence”


Irreversible Noise

Inigo Wilkins

  • aesthetics
  • chaos
  • economics
  • indeterminacy

“Noise is an intrinsic and functionally necessary condition of reason and consequently of freedom”


The Infra-World

François J. Bonnet

  • discourse
  • phenomenology
  • sensation
  • senses

“The infra-world can only be accessed by an infra-lucidity”


Sore Losers

Nick Land

“The ‘liberation of liberalism’ has scarcely begun”

07 Sep 2016


Robin Mackay


Lost Films as Philosophical Fiction

Anne-Françoise Schmid,

Benoît Maire

“To make a film, one must be able to move the light source, something the philosopher is incapable of doing”