French Theory

Maze-Solving Machine. Diagram. 1952. Claude E. Shannon. From the Macy Conferences on Cybernetics.

Speculative Futures: Steven Shaviro and Alexander Galloway

Shaviro The Universe of Things; Galloway Laruelle

It's a speculative accelerated realist bootleg throwdown! This episode features Steven Shaviro and Alexander Galloway discussing their recently published books The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism and Laruelle: Against the Digital.

Quentin Meillassoux in English at the Speculative Realism Conference (Episode 5)

Poster for the Speculative Realism Conference in 2007 at Goldsmiths.

(Note: Audio quality improves after the first few minutes of the lecture!)  This podcast features French philosopher Quentin Meillassoux's lecture in English at the Speculative Realism conference held at Goldmiths, University of London in 2007. The recent translation of Meillassoux's "After Finitude" and a spate of interpretations of his work have brought him greater recognition in the English-speaking world. As far as I know this is the only recording of him giving a talk in English, however.

Barbara Cassin on Google (Episode 1)

Introduction to the podcast and a conversation with French philosopher Barbara Cassin about Google, Aristotle, the politics of knowledge, Heidegger and more. For more on her work, see the enclosed PDF featuring Cassin interviewed by Penelope Deutscher.

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