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Events, Commissions, Residencies

18 Nov 2012

Abducting the Outside: Modernity and the Culture of Acceleration

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Urbanomic Events: Reza Negarestani, Abducting the Outside: Modernity and the Culture of Acceleration, New York, 18 November 2012
Urbanomic Events: Reza Negarestani, Abducting the Outside: Modernity and the Culture of Acceleration, New York, 18 November 2012

Lecture by Reza Negarestani focussing on the possibility of a genuinely modern philosophy of the inhuman in the wake of a disenthralled system of knowledge as an accelerated navigation of concept-spaces. The lecture drew on the works of Giuseppe Longo, Lorenzo Magnani, Gilles Châtelet and Alain Berthoz in cognitive sciences and in mathematics, especially the recent geometrical turn and physics, accompanied with introductory commentaries on the exciting works of Gabriel Catren on anarchic constructivism and Benedict Singleton on mêtis intelligence and a cunning understanding of reason.