Book Reviews / Gilles Deleuze / Little Dramas Staged / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Peter Sloterdijk’s phantastic philosophy—taking the concept of the differential as a relational measure

Abstract How can we consider the situation of thought leaving the interiority of the thinking subject ? With this theme as an underlying motive throughout many of his writings, Peter Sloterdijk considers the question of hominization in terms of anthropotechnics. The primary importance of technological developments, he holds, concerns thinking. More specifically, we are challenged … Continue reading

»printed physics«
Metalithikum / Projective Theory of Technology

»printed physics«

»printed physics« war die erste Klausur in einer Reihe von Veranstaltungen, die ich am Laboratory for Applied Virtuality (CAAD, Institute for Information Technology in Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich) zusammen mit der Stiftung Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln, Schweiz, organisiere.  Technology is not simply technology, it changes character over time. We suggest there is a … Continue reading

»domesticating symbols«
Metalithikum / Projective Theory of Technology

»domesticating symbols«

»domesticating symbols« war die zweite Klausur in einer Reihe von Veranstaltungen, die ich am Laboratory for Applied Virtuality (CAAD, Institute for Information Technology in Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich) zusammen mit der Stiftung Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln, Schweiz, organisiere.  Technology is not simply technology, it changes character over time. We suggest there is … Continue reading

»symbolizing existence«
Metalithikum / Projective Theory of Technology

»symbolizing existence«

»symbolizing existence« war die dritte Klausur in einer Reihe von Veranstaltungen, die ich am Laboratory for Applied Virtuality (CAAD, Institute for Information Technology in Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich) zusammen mit der Stiftung Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln, Schweiz, organisiere.  Technology is not simply technology, it changes character over time. We suggest there … Continue reading

Algebraic Concepts Characterized / Distinguishing the General from the Generic / Little Dramas Staged / Plotting from History / Pre-specificity / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Continuing the Dedekind Legacy – Computing within the open totality of what can be the object of thought

abstract The paper presents an architectonic notion of computation in the philosophical sense, which depart from the genuinely algebraic ideas in number theory that have been articulated a.o. by Richard Dedekind. Such a perspective interprets the idea of singularity (Ray Kurzweil) as a hubris in the Fregean positivist tradition relying on some „third empire of … Continue reading

Algebraic Concepts Characterized / Gilles Deleuze / Little Dramas Staged / Plotting from History / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

The idea of a Characteristica Universalis between Leibniz and Russell, and its relevancy today

Abstract In this post I will investigate the Leibnizian idea of a Characteristica Universalis from a comparative point of view on two diverging paradigms on computation that can be distinguished, as I will argue, to have emerged since the end of the 19th century. While algebraists like Augustus de Morgan, George Boole, Charles Sanders Peirce … Continue reading

Shape Grammars beyond their analytical application
architectonic articulations - the stanzaic structure of genuinely procedural forms / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Shape Grammars beyond their analytical application

Die Modelle von Benjamin Dillenburger erinnern unmittelbar an die Hängestrukturen, die wir von Gaudi kennen. Bei einem zweiten Blick jedoch zeigt sich eine Irritation: Verglichen mit der Natur-Ästhetik, die mit Gaudi assoziiert wird, stellen Dillenburger‘s Modelle sich in einer „unnötig“ differenzierten Gestalt dar – unnötig deshalb, weil Gaudis Hängemodelle als Inbegriff für eine Art „natürlicher … Continue reading