(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 »

Meetings in Radical Aesthetics: #1 Conspiracy

Alexandre St-Onge and I are pleased to announce the inauguration of a new series of conferences and workshops: the Meetings in Radical Aesthetics. 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, informal more »

Knowledge Exchange Lecture at Goldsmths London

AESTHESIS & PERCEPTRONIUM: EXPERIENCE AS A STATE OF MATTER ALEXANDER WILSON THURSDAY (27TH OF NOV) AT 16h00-17h00, RHB 343 (GOLDSMITHS) ABSTRACT We will look at aesthetics, media, technology, and the analog-digital divide from a materialist and “information theoretic” perspective, with the goal of illuminating the role of experience in the “anthropocene”, the age of ecological more »

General Organology Conference

As a founding member of the Noötechnics collective, I am very pleased about our upcoming conference, General Organology. General Organology The Co-individuation of Minds, Bodies, Social Organisations and Technè 20-21-22 November 2014, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Download Programme Conference Register Online (for both guests and speakers) Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of more »

Recent interview with ere] Magazine

Interview with Ben Burnett of [HERE] MAGAZINE [HERE]: When and how did you start making art? Alexander Wilson: I’ve been producing media works for about 12 years, performance and theatre for about 7 or 8 years, and I’ve been making music in various forms since I was a teenager. In the past few years have more »

Asymmetry and Subjectivity

The following is an exerpt from: Pharmacology of the Feedback Loop, Alexander Wilson, 2012 Even if the question of the symmetry of time is still a field of debate in the philosophy of science, it is undeniable that, if we agree with the probabilistic monism of contemporary science, and posit that the universe is time-symmetric more »