Adventure Capital reading group – starting Feb 2, 4pm @SenseLab

Hi everyone, we have the beautiful opportunity of some undergraduate students joining us for an internship around Adventure Capital. To those ends, we are organizing a little 4-week reading group. We would love you to come as well – some of the texts will be familiar, but as Brian and I will be away it would be great to have your input for their re-reading! The reading group will take place at SenseLab, dates to be negotiated below! It will start this week. The Skype for the reading group will be: https://join.skype.com/EHroMdbozn6j Readings: 1. Brian Massumi, “Ideology and Escape,” from Politics of Affect pp 83-111 [this text will introduce the concept of affect and orient politics toward a Foucauldian reading of power, introducing them to the concept of value as we’ve been approaching it] 2. Brian Massumi, “Capital Moves,” from The Principle of Unrest pp. 1-57 [this text will orient toward the question of the collective, with specific references to Adventure Capital and the work SenseLab is doing] 3. Elie Ayache, “In the Middle of the Event,” from The Medium of Contingency pp. 19-35 [Ayache is a trader who has turned to philosophy. His perspectives on the market, especially in the context of the concepts of time and the event, are very interesting] 4. Erin Manning, “What Things Do When They Shape  Each Other – The Way of the Anarchive” (forthcoming) pp. 1-20. Adventure Capital will be constructed as an anarchive, a concept SenseLab has been developing to articulate the anarchic share that builds on but departs from the archive. This text will consolidate the concept of the anarchive in relation to Whitehead’s concept of value....
Reading Group Schedule for Fall 2016

Reading Group Schedule for Fall 2016

The reading group will take place on the following Fridays at 5pm EST. We will be reading  Whitehead’s Process & Reality.  Friday September 9 pp. 184-197 Friday September 30 pp. 197-207 Friday October 21 pp. 208-215 Friday November 18 pp. 219-229 Friday November 25 pp. 229-243 To Skype in add: erintango The readings are under files on the basecamp hub. It is organized by date. If you’ve never read Whitehead, the first 30 pages of Process and Reality are a must (or you will be totally lost!). But expect to be lost anyway! Whitehead is a wonderful collective...

Movement Exploration (Aug 19, 2pm)

Please join us for an exploration, inspired by Brian’s book, “What Animals Teach Us About Politics”. We will play with the curious place between ‘what is’ and ‘what could be’ through practices of attuning to their differential – a topology of experiences trespassing body-environments. We will meet in the video projection room next to the Senselab on this Friday (the19th) at 2pm. No need for experience in movement practices, just o p e n hands...
Book Launch: Minor Gesture by Erin Manning (Aug 11, 4pm)

Book Launch: Minor Gesture by Erin Manning (Aug 11, 4pm)

BOOK LAUNCH: Minor Gesture by Erin Manning Aug 11, 4pm Please join us to celebrate both The Minor Gesture and our new book series at Duke, Thought in the Act!  Where: Parc St. Viateur – between Querbes and Bloomfield, behind Les 5 saisons on Bernard – Outremont [the parc has a covered section – we will be there if it...