I am the Observer

A film on the origins of observation in the cosmos, on the nature of causality and subjective necessity. Many thanks to Holger Nielsen, the caretaker of Urania Observatoriet in Aalborg Denmark, whose eagerness to help made this film possible.

Phædrus

While working in Athens in 2011, I was began to wonder where the famous river Ilisos was, where Socrates and Phaedrus had their famous conversation. I soon discovered it had long since been canalized beneath the modern city Athens had become. We went to see what was left of it, and followed the dialogue for more »

Metastases

Mestastases is inspired by an investigation into pathology, normality and pharmacology. A single channel video installation. (2009)

(Dis)Embodiment

(Dis)Embodiment The idea is to bring people together and discuss radical, speculative or philosophical ideas about aesthetics on a regular basis. The Meetings in Radical Aesthetics are part conference, part research group, yet informal and open to the public, where participants are asked to be somewhat prepared, and arrived poised for discussion and debate. For more »

Politics in the Anthropocene

  Alexandre St-Onge and I are very pleased to present the 2nd Meeting in Radical Aesthetics, with distinguished guests Steven Shaviro and Erik Bordeleau. Meetings in Radical Aesthetics Politics in the Anthropocene The idea is to bring people together and discuss radical, speculative or philosophical ideas about aesthetics on a regular basis. The Meetings in more »

Why Process is Extrinsic to the Digital Domain

Alexander Wilson, 2014 The term “process” usually connotes continuity. The canonical heraclitean river, different each time one enters it, presents the essential character of process: it flows. Digital processes, however, are characterized by cuts, breaks, and jumps. The digital is given as a series of discontinuities. We look at the river flowing: it seems continuous, more »

Our stream at London Conference in Critical Thought 2015

Noötchnics presents: Noology and Technics: Algorithmic governmentality, automation and knowledge in the age of the digital economy In developing her notion of algorithmic governmentality, Antoinette Rouvroy (2013) has recently questioned how regimes of operativity replace regimes of truth in an increasingly seamless and immanent reality. She defines ‘Big Data ideology’ by fluidity and reliability in more »