Posts Tagged ‘technology’

So last time I set up this progression: 1-Teleological (Kant, Blumenbach) 2-Functional (Cuvier, Bernard) 3-Organizational (Schelling, Herder) 4-Morphological (Goethe, Oken, St-Hilaire) The bio-political (in the negative sense) of these could be: 1-Anthropological Racism¬†(Races or Cultures are seen as more or less advanced) 2-Physiologies of Health¬†(Disciplined body as ‘healthy’ productive body) 3-National Organicism¬†(Healthy society is harmonious […]


Given Agamben’s recent gaff and some of the responses to it, it seems important to ask what is the bio- in biopolitics (as I ended the last post)? The problem is not only that certain trends in contemporary biology have dominated the popular perception of it (internal and external to the discipline itself) but also […]


Elvia Wilk’s novel Oval is about a green-washed near-future Berlin that moves straight into disaster without anyone seeming to notice it is too late, without anyone talking about the actual problems around them. All the characters seem too invested with a narrow vision of their immediate situations, of wondering about their social circles, with small […]


Faint Cinder

21Mar19

Halt and Catch and Fire was one of the greatest character dramas made and no one watched it. Maybe its name scared too many away thinking it would be a smart-assed comment on technology, or another meander into 80s and 90s nostalgia. In its funny and passing moments it functioned this way but pushed far […]


There a quite a few interesting philosophy and theory conferences coming up in the next few months so I thought I’d do a post here: Feminism, Science and Materialism Feb 14-15, 2013 Keynote: Karen Barad CUNY, NYC 1000 w abstracts due November 1, 2012 Duquesne Graduate Conference in Philosophy (Philosophy and Nature) Feb 23, 2013 […]