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November 10, 2015 /  Art, Things, and Stuff

A spirited polemic here in ArtReview by JJ Charlesworth on Speculative Realism in art, including some (relatively) kind words on Speculative Aesthetics.

Posted by urbanomic at 12:31 PM

October 21, 2015 /  Zalamea NY Seminars and Roundtable

Announcing the final lectures in Fernando Zalamea's month-long seminar, Grothendieck and a Theory of Contemporary Transgression, hosted by the Graduate Program in Media Studies at Pratt Institute.

The seminar is organized around the work of Alexander Grothendieck, who was considered the greatest pure mathematician of the second half of the 20th century. Zalamea traces Grothendieck's revolutionary work in relation to the work of C.S. Peirce, Novalis and P. Valéry, theories of topoi and sheaves, networks, art and music, and guides it towards a generalized theory of transgression for mathematics, philosophy and contemporary culture.

Fernando Zalamea is a professor of Mathematics at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá. He is the author of several books, including Synthetic Philosophy of Contemporary Mathematics; Peirce's Logic of Continuity: A Mathematical and Conceptual Approach; Razón de la Frontera y Fronteras de la razón: Pensamiento de los límites en Peirce, Florenski, Marey, y limitantes de la expression en Lispector, Vieira da Silva, Tarkovski; América, una trama integral: Transversalidad, bordes y abismos en la cultura Americana, siglos xix y xx; and Ariadna y Penélope: Redes y mixturas en el mundo contemporáneo. He is also editor and translator of the Spanish edition of the works of Albert Lautman, Ensayos sobre la dial├ęctica, estructrura y unidad de las matemáticas modernas.

All events will be held at:

Pratt Institute, Manhattan Campus
144 West 14th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.
Room 213
New York, NY 10011

Topos and a Gestural Space Theory
Wednesday, October 21st
6:30 - 8:30pm

Motives and a Diagrammatic Synthesis Theory
Thursday, October 22nd
6:30 - 8:30pm

Contemporary Transgression
Round Table
with Olivia Lucca Fraser, Fabien Giraud, Trent Knebel, Robin Mackay, Guerino Mazzola, Reza Negarestani and Christopher Vitale
Saturday, October 24th
6:00 - 9:00pm

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Posted by urbanomic at 7:54 PM

October 20, 2015 /  Paris: Hecker: Negarestani: Rampling

Performance of Florian Hecker piece A Script for Machine Synthesis, with libretto by Reza Negarestani, voice by Charlotte Rampling, Synthetic Voice by Rob Clark, perfume by Carlos Benaim and Frederic Malle --- Paris, FIAC, 24 October at 1800.

Posted by urbanomic at 5:48 PM

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