“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, September 2, 2011

OOOIII: Final Schedule

OOOIII: The Third Object-Oriented Ontology Symposium

The New School
September 13–14, 2011
Sponsored by Culture and Media at
Eugene Lang College and Design Thinking and Sustainability,
School of Design Strategies, Parsons
Free and open to the public, except the session marked *

Tuesday, September 13

6:30–8:00 p.m.         Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor)
Jane Bennett, “Powers of the Hoard: Artistry and Agency in a World of Vibrant Matter”
Free admission. Presented by The Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Wednesday, September 14

10:15–12:00        Morning Session: 65 W 12th St., room A404

(Ken Wark, moderator)
1. Graham Harman, “The Four Most Typical Objections to OOO”
2. Aaron Pedinotti, “Occasions, Decisions and the Given: Some Remarks on the Technical Underpinnings of the Harman-Shaviro Debate”
3. Steven Shaviro, “Panpsychism And/Or Eliminativism”
4. McKenzie Wark, “P(OO): Praxis (object-oriented)”

*12:30–2:30         Luncheon with Jane Bennett, 66 W 12th St.,
                             Klein Room A510

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics
NB this is an RSVP event with limited seating. We are working on simulcast possibilities.

2:30–4:00          Afternoon Session: 66 5th Ave., Kellen Auditorium

(Eugene Thacker, moderator)
5. Tim Morton, “Objects, Aesthetics, Causality”
6. Shannon Mattern, “Everything is Infrastructure”
7. Levi Bryant, “Strange Substances: On the Nature of Objects”
8. Mabel Wilson, “Object Lesson – A Pedagogy for Teaching Architects”

4:15–6:00        Roundtable discussion, Bark Room

The panelists (Harman, Pedinotti, Shaviro, Wark, Morton, Mattern, Bryant, Wilson)
Featuring a special video appearance by Ian Bogost

6:00–8:00        Opening, “And Another Thing” exhibition

                         Co-curated by Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson
                         The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center
                         365 5th Ave.

The event will be videoed, recorded and livestreamed. Video and audio will be archived.

Unbelievably, here is an OOOIII T-Shirt.

And here is an OOOIII bag.


Daniel said...

Hi Tim,

Do you know if the talks of that day which are recorded will be viewable online at a later date?

I only ask because I'm not arriving back in the city until very late in the day on the 14th and will be traveling during much of the day.

Ted Bagley said...

Hey Tim!
are you flanting your ontology?

Timothy Morton said...

Yes. The videos and audio and powerpoints will be archived.

Timothy Morton said...

...and sorry "and" I can't post your comment because I don't have your full name.

Daniel said...

Thanks, Tim. (Just saw your reply now.) If you see a link for the archives, or create one yourself and think to post it, that would be great.

n/a said...

Is there a link to the archived videos anywhere?