Presentations

Texts can be found on my academia.edu account here.

Invited Talks

“Philosophy of Ecology III: Nature’s Dimensions, Massia, Massiaru, Estonia, Sept  15-20

“The Pulse of the Sweep: Chatelet and the Biology of the Gesture,” Keynote for Structure and Nature, Royal Holloway, London, Nov 18, 2019.

“Thinking with Scissors” for Erfurt Network on New Materialism, September 18-20, 2019

Philosophy of Ecology II for Massia Pollination, August 23-29, 2019. Information here.

“Stasis Interrupted,” for Garage Museum, July 9, 2019

3 Workshops for Anthropocene School, Moscow, July 2-9, 2019

“Crystal Branches” for Brilliant Darkness, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, May 14, 2019

Short Presentation for ALCAS A Sad and Lonely Constellation, Milan, (by video), May 3, 2019. Video here.

“This Parabola Is a Tomb, “Workshop SO FAR | 1793,at diffrakt, Berlin, April 20, 2019

“The Forked Hand of Abstraction,” London, March 15,2019

“The Philosophy of Ecology” for Pollination at Massia, Massiaru, Estonia, September 15-21, 2018. http://www.massia.ee/massia-officinale/

“Transcendental Xeno-Science”, for Cozmonautica 9, Timisoara, Romania, November 10-11, 2017.

“Chronomaniacs” for Future Shock Trauma Clinic, Open Gallery, New Castle. September 14th, 2017

“Invasive Forms” for Hosting the Inhuman, VAC Foundation, Moscow, May 20, 2017

“Horror as Anti-Nostalgia” for The Other Thing, Organized by Siegmar Zacharias, Stockholm, April 1-2, 2017

(with \\|//) “Time()Pieces” as part of Thinking Together/Maerz Music at Berliner Feltspiele, March 20-25, 2017. Tickets here.

(with Matt Hare) “The Dark Heart of Abstraction,” for PAF Summer University, 2016

“Reasonable Feelings: On F.H. Bradley” for Elsewhere and Otherwise, Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, France, June 28, 2016

“A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Have” as part of Welcome to Caveland Salon, Brussels, May 20, 2016. Here.

“Is Philosophy a Fiction?” at MAMA Zagreb, April 28th 2016

“No Physics, No Sense!” at The Genesis of the Transcendental, Paris 1, February 2016

“Aesthetics after Representation?” New School for Social Research, NYC, December 14, 2015.

“Augmentative Idealism” for Superconversations: Machines that Matter, E-FLUX, NYC, Dec 11-12, 2015

(with Tony Yanick) “Fictional Worlds/Possible Futures: Philo-Fiction as Method” SUNY Buffalo, December 1, 2015

“Maximal Naturalism: Space and Motion in FWJ von Schelling” London, ON, September 22, 2015

“The Long Hex of the Witch-Void: A Genealogy of Horror-as-Feminist Writing” For PAF Summer University Text Week

“On Gesture and Writing: On Chatelet & Flusser” for PAF Summer University Text Week, 2015

“In the Garden of Bifurcating Paths“, for PAF Summer University Philosophy Week, August 2015

“Realism and Maximal Naturalism,” Masterclass for Summer School in New Forms of Realism in Contemporary Philosophy, in Ohrid, Macedonia, June 26 – July 3, 2015 VIDEO

“On Gesture,” for A Studio in Hand-Reading: Charlotte Wolff, organized by Valentina Desideri, Kuntsverein, Amsterdam, June 5, 2015

Guest Response for The Noumenon Unclothed, Fixing the Future, Online Event, April 23, 2015

“The Earth is Not the World,” for The Geological Imaginary, Amsterdam, February 26-March 1, 2015

“Discussion of On an Ungrounded Earth,” with Aesthetics after Finitude Reading Group, Sydney Australia, February 19, 2015

“Fictions of Invention or What are Worlds made of?”, Pause Fest, Melbourne Australia, February 10, 2015

Guest Speaker for Xenofeminisms course, The New Centre for Research and Practice, Online, February 8, 2015

“The Philosophy of Reza Negarestani,” Masterclass as part of Aesthetics after Finitude, Sydney Australia, February 4, 2015

“Horror, Time, Philosophy” for PAF Summer School, St Erme, France, August 15, 2014

“Ungrounded Life,” for The Barber Shop, Lisbon Portugal, July 28, 2014

“Rootedness and Embodiment,” for Unsorcery: Future Nature at Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart Germany, July 23, 2014

“A Pact of Disengagement: Art and Philosophy’s Mutual Abuses,” roundtable co-organized with Teresa Gillespie, Temple Bar, Studio 6, Dublin, May 29, 2014. Audio here.

“The Throttle of Archimedes: Locating Abstraction in Accelerationism” for Accelerationism Event at Westminster University, May 23, 2014

“The Butchery of Continuity,” with Teresa Gillespie, Temple Bar, Studio 6, Dublin, May 16, 2014

“Natural Abstraction,” with Vanessa Billy for La Foyer, Zurich, May 2, 2014

“‘Nothing Grows in the Right Direction: Scaling the Life of the Negative’ for True Detection, Dublin, April 29, 2014

“This Wandering Insignificance: The Desert of Reason and the Sea of Nature”, Two lectures for The Congress of Pessimism, Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Bucharest, April 26-27, 2014

“Computing Trajectories of das Unvordenkliche: or How Does Nature Ground Computation?” for Intelligent Machines, Vancouver, March 7-8 2014

“Thinking Thought as Motion,” for Animacies, at the Annual MIGC in Milwaukee, Feb 19-21 2014

“The Spatial Potencies of Nature,” Three day seminar for The Performing Arts Forum Spring Meeting, St Erme, FR, April 4th – 6th, 2013

“Schelling’s Ecological Aesthetics” for Speculative Aesthetics Roundtable in London, March 4th, 2013

“Fearful Knowledge,” at Ungrounding the Object, part of The Matter of Contradiction summer school, September 1-7. 2012 More Info Here.

“Complicitous Continuums: The Horrors of the Ungrounded Earth,” Course taught at The New York Public School, September 17th, 2011

Conference Papers

“The All-Devouring Bog: Monistic Relations between Bradley and Spinoza” for Spinoza and British Idealism, St Andrews, 8-9 June, 2018. https://spinozabritishidealism.wordpress.com

“A More Discerning Membrane: Bergson, Fechner, and Schelling” for Vision and Visibility in German Idealism and Romantic Naturphilosophie, UWE Bristol, 24th – 25th May 2018. https://visionandvisibility.wordpress.com

“Rowboat and Spotlight: “F.H. Bradley’s Fragmented Time” for Time in Twentieth and Twenty First Century Philosophy, at Durham University, September 11-12,2017

“Dislocated Thought: Kant, Schelling, and Sellars on Intuition” for Tubingen Winter School on Phenomenology and Givenness” Tubingen, Germany, February 20-24, 2017

(with Matt Hare) “The Ideal Pineapple: Idealism and Empiricism” at PAF Spring Meeting, 2016

“Schelling and the Ecological Depotentiation of Nature,” for NASS 3. NYC, August 19-21 2014

Response to Kai Bosworth and Rory Rowan at Post-Planetary Capitalism Event, New School, March 2014

“The Flint of Prometheus: Geo-Cosmic Complicity and the Limits of Capital,” for ACLA, New York, March 20-23 2014

“Response to Daniel Whistler and Tyler Tritten,” Futures of Schelling, 2nd Annual Meeting of the North American Schelling Society, Western University, London, ON August 29-September 31st

“From Ungrounded Dynamics to Intuitive Kinematics,” at Naturphilosophie Summer School Participants Conference, Duquesne Philosophy Department, August 3-4, 2013

“House of Sheaves” Weaponising Speculations, DUST, Dublin Ireland, March 2-3, 2013

“A Thousand Chemical Insides,” Labyrinths: Navigating the Humanities, McGill English Department, February 15-17, 2013

“Schellingian Thought for an Ecological Politics” part of a two day workshop entitled Underground Ecocriticism, at Western University, November 2-3

“Against the Flood of Sense: Naturalism in Deleuze, Sellars, and Schelling,” Theory Session at Western University, October 12th, 2012

“Exploding God(s): Schelling, Myth, and the Synthetic Absolute,” at Thinking the Absolute:Speculation, Philosophy, and the End of Religion at Liverpool Hope University, June 29-July 1, 2012 (by video)

“Against Deleuze’s Joy” at The Nonhuman Turn held at the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin, May 3-5, 2012

“Response to Drew Burke,” Theory Session at UWO, April 5, 2012

“A Weird Posthumanism” at Of Monsters and Marvels, paper presented at the University of Western Ontario, March 1-3, 2012

‘Reponse to Marc Mazur,’ Theory Session at UWO, January 27, 2012

“Folding a Cadaverous Scream: The Disharmonious Flesh of Recombinant Horror” PEST, Dublin, November, 2011 (by video)

“Against Zizek’s Schelling” at SPEP 2011, October 19-22, Philadelphia (Presented in-absentia)

“Response to Scott Bakker,” Third Annual Nietzsche Workshop, Theory Centre, London Ontario, October 1, 2011

“Response to Jeffrey Jerome Cohen” at Speculative Medievalisms 2 at CUNY Grad Center, September 16, 2011 Audio here.

“Becoming Creaturely,” paper presented at Animal/Machine/Sovereign conference at SUNY Buffalo, April 15-16, 2011

“Materialized Processes” paper presented at Villanova Annual Philosophy Conference, The Return of Metaphysics, April 8-9, 2011

“The Deep Time of Ecological Politics” paper presented at The Time of Revolution and the Revolution of Time at PIC SUNY Binghamton, March 25-26, 2011

“The Untimely (and Unshapely) Decomposition of Onto-Epistemological Solidity: Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia as Metaphysics,” New School, March 11 2011. Video. Discussion video.

“Response to Anthony Paul Smith,” presented at Speculative Medievalisms conference, King’s College, January 14th 2011. Audio Here

“Irreversible Sludge: Troubled Energetics, Eco-purification and Self Inhumanization,” paper presented at Black Metal Theory Symposium, London, January 13, 2011

“A Brief Introduction to Reza Negarestani” presented at Dark Materialism, at the Museum of Natural History, London, January 12th, 2011

“Horrid and Novel Ideation: Lovecraft, Schelling, and the Dynamics of Ideation” paper presented at New Directions conference, U of A, April 30th, 2010

“The Awful Absolute: Schellingian Unthinkablity between Formalism and Geneticism” Paper presented at the Cornell Reading Group, Cornell University, April 23, 2010

“Seething Entities: Anti-Cosmopolitanism, Hyperbolic Organicity and Cthulhoid Ethics” Paper Presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association of the Southwest and Texas, February 12, 2010

“The Moaning Object of Marxism: Relational Materialism, Thomas Ligotti and the Xenoeconomic Object” Paper Presented at the 19th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Conference at Binghamton University, April 17th, 2009

“Heaps of Slime: Mutation, Separation and the Utopian Nuclear” Paper presented at The Graduate English Organization Conference on Utopian and Dystopian Literatures at New York University, April 11th, 2009

“The Phallicized Face: Towards an Objectifying Ethics” Paper presented at the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Conference at Rutgers University, October 24th, 2008

“Imagine there’s no Women’s Studies!: Subjectivity, Epistemology and Universality” Paper presented at the New Directions in Critical Theory Conference at the University of Arizona, March 2nd, 2007


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