Seminar at TU Vienna (a-theory institute) winter 2015 // »crystalline« – reasoning and argumentation with regard to »computational objects«
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Seminar at TU Vienna (a-theory institute) winter 2015 // »crystalline« – reasoning and argumentation with regard to »computational objects«

Reasoning, argumentation, and »the object« maintain a multiplicitous and unsettled relation within the paradigm of computational modeling: computational models are equally reflective as they are projective, equally analytical as they are synthetic. How to approach this situation? French philosopher Michel Serres has suggested »a communicational apriori« to representation and modeling. In this seminar we will get familiar with Serres’ … Continue reading

The Alphabetic Absolute

“Ichnography”—The Nude and Its Model | The Alphabetic Absolute and Storytelling in the Grammatical Case of the Cryptographic Locative

abstract This article discusses different modes of how the ominous ‘all’ can be plotted as ‘comprehension’ via narrative, calculation, and measurement. The main interest thereby regards how the apparent ‘Real Time’ induced by the logistical infrastructures established by communicational media becomes articulable once we regard ‘Light Speed’ as the tense-ness proper to spectral modes of … Continue reading

Lectures / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

MANUSCRIPT // The Sun and its Inverse: Reclaiming the Role of the Mathematical in Understanding Media [and the Technics of Digital Communication] with Michel Serres

My paper at the conference THE ULTIMATE CAPITAL IS THE SUN // METABOLISM IN CONTEMPORARY ART, POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (http://theultimatecapital.org) organized by Matteo Pasquellini, Elena Agudio, Dorothee Albrecht, Bonaventure Ndikung and Eylem Sengezer at Akademie der Künste in Berlin, October 25/26 2014. précis While listening to the other papers on neuroscience, the contemporary attention on … Continue reading

Distinguishing the General from the Generic / Pre-specificity / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Articulating a thing entirely in its own terms Or: what can we understand by the notion of «engendering» ?

CONTENT What is the subject of the generic? Grammatizing symbolical domains An abstract object’s integrity: political subjectivization Beyond urban comfort, in a state of expulsion Generic as an adverb, universality as an ouevre Bodies of thinking live in algebraic universality Characterizations of the subject of the generic Characterization on a grammatical level The man without … Continue reading

Pre-specificity / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Limitudinality. Data space is quantum reality.

The colonization of categories, or: how can we conceive of that which is being named by polynomials resolved through adjoining complex roots to their coefficients?  “Le fondement c’est donc ce qui nous donnera ou ne nous ne donnera pas le droit.” (Gilles Deleuze, Qu’est-ce que fonder?) “I really do not know that anything has ever been … Continue reading