Jonas Hagmann – Risk registers and the measurement of everything: Security scientism and the reassertion of modernism

__________________________________ Event Date: 21 February 2011 The River Room King’s College London, Strand Campus London WC2R 2LS Problematising Danger ESRC Seminar Series- Contemporary Biopolitical Security   Co-sponsored by the Biopolitics of Security Network, and the Emerging Securities Research Unit @ Keele University Jonas Hagmann ETH Zurich —————————– talk: —————————– 1. In the early 2000s, the production of national risk registers …

Christopher Zebrowski – Falling-out: Examining the problematising capacities of danger

__________________________________ Event Date: 21 February 2011 The River Room King’s College London, Strand Campus London WC2R 2LS Problematising Danger ESRC Seminar Series- Contemporary Biopolitical Security   Co-sponsored by the Biopolitics of Security Network, and the Emerging Securities Research Unit @ Keele University Chris Zebrowski Keele University —————————– talk: —————————– The contamination of the crew of the Japanese fishing vessel the …

Hito Steyerl- Look out, it’s real : Documentary truth and tear gas

Event Date: 10 February 2011 18:00 Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH   The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents Hito Steyerl (Artist, Berlin) – Look out, it’s real : Documentary truth and tear gas ——————————————————— talk: ——————————————————— questions: ——————————————————— accompanying videos: Medium Cool (1969) Haskell Wexler on youtube 13 parts Look out Haskell, it’s …

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Rainer E. Zimmermann – Basic Concepts of Transcendental Materialism

Event Date: 3 February 2011 18:00 Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents Professor Rainer E. Zimmermann (Philosophy, Faculty Studium Generale, University of Applied Sciences, Munich) Basic Concepts of Transcendental Materialism —————————————————– talk: —————————————————– questions: —————————————————– share this entry:

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Andrew Benjamin – Hegel's Other Woman: The Figure of Niobe in Hegel's Lectures on Fine Art

Event Date:  20 January 2011 Art Workers Guild Lecture Hall, 6 Queen Square London, WC1N 3AT Andrew Benjamin (Aesthetics and Critical Theory, Monash University) – Hegel’s Other Woman: The Figure of Niobe in Hegel’s Lectures on Fine Art ————————————————————- talk: ————————————————————- questions: ————————————————————- accompanying images: share this entry:

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Dark Materialism

    Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism This symposium draws on recent paradigms in contemporary philosophy, physics and critical theory. It assembles unique and multidisciplinary reflections on the idea of darkness in its relation to matter in diverse locations, namely: physics, astronomy, ecology, mysticism, speculative realism, psychoanalysis and literature. As a …

Jean-Jacques Lecercle – Dark Epiphanies

Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism Jean-Jacques Lecercle – Dark Epiphanies Jean-Jacques Lecercle is Emeritus Professor of English at the Universityof Paris, Nanterre. His work spans the fields of philosophy of language,literary theory, English literature (especially Victorian literature). His most recent book is entitled Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature (Edinburgh,2010) and other …

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Eugene Thacker -Divine Darkness

Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism Eugene Thacker –Divine Darkness Abstract: This presentation will trace the motif of darkness from its use in mystical literature to contemporary extremophile science. It is an enigmatic and yet omni-present concept stretching back through John of the Cross, Meister Eckhart, to Dionysius the Areopagite, who talks …

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Gabriel Catren – The Thing and the Shrink

Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism Gabriel Catren – The Thing and the Shrink Abstract: This presentation is situated at the intersection of “object-oriented philosophy”, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and topology. At its core is an analysis of the ontological scope of some fundamental notions of contemporary mathematics, notably the topological notions of boundary …

Dorothée Legrand – Constitutive Self-Negation

Event Date: 12 January 2011 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum London Dark Materialism Dorothée Legrand – Constitutive Self-Negation Abstract: Phenomenology has insistently contributed to the understanding of the irreducibility of two bodily dimensions: the body-as-subject anchoring one’s first-person perspective, carrying out one’s projects and the body-as-object constrained by its immersion in the material world, scrutinized by others. This presentation …