giovedì 8 dicembre 2016

Penser la digitalisation : le pouvoir à l’âge digital @ Columbia Global Center–Paris, 14 décembre 2016


Penser la digitalisation : le pouvoir à l’âge digital. 


Thomas Berns, philosophe à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles
Dominique Cardon (Sciences Po/Médialab)
Simon Head (Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University)
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
Yann Moulier-Boutang, Université de technologie de Compiègne
Antoinette Rouvroy, Université de Namur
Jesus Velasco, Columbia University

Le 14 décembre 2016, le Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought organise, dans la cadre de la “Digital Initiative," une journée d’études sur Penser la digitalisation : le pouvoir à l’âge digital. Lire Exposed. Cette journée aura lieu à Reid Hall, dans les locaux du Columbia Global Center–Paris.

Cette journée d’études vise à travailler sur les nouvelles modalités de circulation du pouvoir à l’ère numérique et donc aussi sur les formes inédites que prennent les « régimes de vérité » dans le monde contemporain, sur les transformations que ces processus entraînent au niveau de la subjectivité et des modes de vie, sur les formes actuelles de l’obéissance mais aussi sur les pratiques et les possibilités de désobéissance.

Ce projet marque le lancement d’un des principaux axes de travail que le CCCCT entend poursuivre dans les années qui viennent : mener une enquête permanente et illimitée sur le processus de digitalisation, quels que soient les secteurs et les lieux – enquête qui nous semble nécessaire dans son ampleur si l’on veut pouvoir apprécier, au niveau des pratiques et des micro-pouvoirs, la nature du processus en cours.

Notre objectif est de stimuler une vision un peu plus systématique de la manière dont la question des rapports pouvoir-savoir est posée à l’âge du numérique, afin de fournir un ou plusieurs cadre pour les travaux de jeunes chercheurs.

Notre idée est de rassembler pour cette première journée d’études ceux qui, sans exclusive, se sont engagés dans cette réflexion. Et concrètement de partir du livre que l’un d’entre nous, Bernard E Harcourt vient de publier chez Harvard University Press : Exposed. Nous proposons des interventions de trente minutes, suivi d’un commentaire et d’une discussion. 

Nous espérons vous voir à Reid Hall en décembre!  

François Ewald, Bernard E. Harcourt & Daniele Lorenzini

lunedì 10 ottobre 2016

Claire O'Farrell: Foucault: Historian or Philosopher? - Palgrave Macmillan - E.book (2016) @ Foucault News



Claire O'Farrell: Foucault: Historian or Philosopher? (2016) 

@ Foucault News CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Editor (Claire O' Farrell): I am delighted to announce that my long out of print 1989 book (originally published with Macmillan) is soon to be republished as an ebook.

Description
The controversial French thinker, Michel Foucault, was famous not only for the variety of his interests but also for his frequent changes of position. Clare O’Farrell, in a lively and lucid account argues that for all this diversity his work was held together by a coherent theme, namely the idea that philosophy should be practised as an historical inquiry into the limits of ordered experience. At the same time, Foucault’s work is situated in its intellectual and social context in France and striking differences between its French- and English-language reception are discussed and explained.
Short previews of two chapters are available on the Springer site
1. A New Generation of Thinkers
2. The Same, the Other and the Limit
3. Discontinuity and Order
4. In Search of the Limit
5. The Limits Forgotten
6. The Return of the Limits






sabato 3 settembre 2016

OUT NOW ! Obsolete Capitalism :: Accelerazione, rivoluzione, moneta nell'Anti-Edipo di Deleuze e Guattari (Rizosfera, 2016) - collana «I forti dell'avvenire» (SF 002 it)



CLICCA QUI PER SCARICARE GRATUITAMENTE IL LIBRO


La ricerca nel cuore di tenebra dell'accelerazionismo, l'Anti-Edipo di Deleuze e Guattari, è arrivata al suo punto di non-ritorno. Si è palesata una mostruosità concettuale: l'accelerazionismo pulsionale o quantico, una «formazione» che si esprime tramite una nuova politica di corpi, onde oscure e forze il cui rapporto con la tecnologia è mediato dal bricolage pulsionale di singolarità e comunità invisibili e inoperose, a metà strada tra sperimentazione sociale e ricerca individuale. Una nuova via per ripensare concetti quale moneta, rivoluzione e accelerazione e riunire in un'unica trama cospirativa Deleuze, Foucault, Klossowski, Guattari e Nietzsche.

Ecco l'incipit del libro




mercoledì 31 agosto 2016

domenica 31 luglio 2016

Eugene Wolters: AN INTERVIEW WITH STUART ELDEN @ Critical-Theory.com - 30 luglio 2016



Eugene Wolters: 
AN INTERVIEW WITH STUART ELDEN 
@ Critical-Theory.com - 30 luglio 2016
Michel Foucault died in 1984, at the age of 57, leaving much of his work unfinished. At the time of his death, he was still working on additional volumes of The History of Sexuality series, leaving behind an incomplete fourth volume and countless notes, writings and lectures around the subjects he planned to cover.
Stuart Elden, in his latest book “Foucault’s Last Decade,” meticulously pieces together Foucault’s work in the last 10 years of his life.  Elden draws heavily from Foucault’s lectures at the Collège de France, where many of his ideas were tested and refined, along with archival material and his already published work. “Foucault’s Last Decade” provides an invaluable resource for scholars interested in Foucault’s later work, and the projects he had hoped to undertake.
Eugene Wolters: What motivated you to study this very specific period of Foucault’s life?
Stuart Elden: There were a number of reasons. The first was that we now have a lot more material from this period, with the completion of the publication of his Collège de France courses. I thought that a book which took all these courses into account in a study of Foucault’s work would be worthwhile. The courses fill in all sorts of detail that the books only hint at, show connections where there were seemingly discontinuities, and many discuss all sorts of new issues and material. So in one sense Foucault’s Last Decade acts as a companion to the lecture courses, treating them alongside the books and shorter writings, as well as some unpublished material, while trying to respect the differences in genre between published work, interviews, lectures and other material.
In addition the book treats a very specific project in Foucault’s career – the History of Sexuality. This is a project which had roots back to the 1960s, but which becomes the major focus of his work in the mid-1970s. Material which relates to this project begins to appear in his lecture courses from around 1974, and the first volume appeared in 1976. There he outlines the plan for five further volumes (as well as talks of a separate volume on power and truth). But he publishes none of these volumes, and when the series continues in 1984 the two volumes he publishes are on very different material, both in terms of content and historical period studied. A fourth volume was left almost complete at the time of his death in June 1984. So my project in this book was to interrogate how this project changed over time, using the lecture courses as a privileged insight.
Finally, I wanted to break from the idea – still very prevalent in the Anglophone literature especially – of a ‘late’ or ‘final’ Foucault. This suggests that his work took a very different turn in the early 1980s or late 1970s, with a ‘turn’ to antiquity, the subject, truth and ethics. I try to show in this book that there is a much stronger continuity of concerns, and that all the work of the 1974-84 period is connected, in some way, to the project of the History of Sexuality.
(...) Read full Elden's Interview

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