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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Ever-Popular Network Thing

HT Cliff Gerrish. I haven't seen it yet, and somewhat arrogantly I think I know how it's going to go...“We don't need ontology anymore, in fact, ontology might be A Bad Thing. What we need is to understand stuff—so here is some stuff I learned by participating in the last two hundred years of avant garde/experimental/leading edge art, which in the West is predominantly constructivist. Here is some science that underwrites it.”

We shall see if I'm correct.

1 comment:

cgerrish said...

In the leap from hierarchical tree structures to flat rhizomatic structures, there's a feeling of radical accomplishment. The question of Being (Sein) is forgotten because it's not a question about the arrangement of das seinde (the ontically given). But in the end, the network is put forward as the universal formal structure of the brain and the universe. In that sense, it serves as a picture of correlationism.