Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, July 1, 2011

Object-Oriented Thinking Videos 1: Morning Amanda Beech, Iain Hamilton Grant, Padraig Timoney, Martin Westwood and me doing our talks. There is a fifteen minute break between Timoney and Westwood, which for no good reason I left on there—imagine you were there! Go make yourself a coffee!

It's almost impossible to describe just how good this event was. I thought Amanda gave a stunning synopsis that was open and smart. Iain just blew everything out of the water. The artists were wonderfully complementary. Westwood is clearly doing very interesting things with ethics and economies and he knows his Harman and Latour. Timoney is a very very smart and creative guy with a really personal, deep understanding of things. It was an honor to be in the presence of these guys.


cgerrish said...

Didn't have time to view the entire program, but I did want to catch you and Grant. Enjoyed IH Grant's presentation, but your's seems to be absent. Is it supposed to be the last one?

Also, it's a strange experience to be listening to a philosophy paper be interrupted by a commercial for a movie about a kid who drops out of school to join a gang.

"Drop" tells the story of a boy named Hiroshi Shinanogawa, who grew up in the 1980s. He became inspired by the Be-Bop High School manga and decided to become a delinquent. Hiroshi dropped out of a private middle school and transferred to a public school There he joins up with a delinquent gang.

And now back to Iain Hamilton Grant...

Chris said...

Thanks so much for posting these videos. I really wanted to be in London for the day but couldn't make it.