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Friday, November 20, 1998

Aesthetics in Object Oriented Ontology Reside Where They Are

The 2010-2011 lecture series are hosted by Arne De Boever (Fall) and Chandra Khan (Spring). All lectures are open to the public. For a pdf of the lecture series postcard, please contact the organizing faculty member.

Fall 2010

TIMOTHY MORTON, “Hyperobjects”

October 7th, Thursday. 7:30pm, CAFÉ A at CALARTS.

Timothy Morton is Professor of Literature and the Environment at the University of California, Davis. His interests include ecotheory, philosophy, biology, physical sciences, literary theory, food studies, sound and music, materialism, poetics, Romanticism, Buddhism, and the eighteenth century. He has published nine books, the most recent of which are Ecology Without Nature and The Ecological Thought.

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CATHERINE MALABOU, “Plasticity: Looking For New Political Modes of Being”

November 9th, Tuesday. 7:30pm, Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA Grand Avenue.

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Catherine Malabou teaches philosophy at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and is Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Her work articulates the notion of plasticity at the crossroads of philosophy and neuroscience. Her publications in English include The Future of Hegel, Counterpath (with Jacques Derrida), What Should We Do With Our Brain?, and Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing.

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Catherine Malabou's lecture will be preceded by an afternoon symposium, hosted by the Fall 2010 interdisciplinary course cluster on bioart at CalArts:

On Bioart: Symposium on Biology, Technology, and the Arts

Speakers will make provocative, 15-minute statements about the crossover of science, technics, and aesthetics in their work. Presentations will be followed by a discussion with the audience. This event is free and open to the public.

The schedule for the presentations is as follows:

4:30-4:45pm: Martie Haselton (Communication Studies
and Psychology, UCLA)

4:45pm-5pm: Philip Ross (Artist, founder and director
of CRITTER salon, San Francisco)

5pm-5:15pm: Robert Mitchell (English, Duke)

5:15-5:30pm: Michael Pisaro (School of Music, CalArts)

5:30pm-5:45pm: Anne Marie Oliver (Intermedia and
Contemporary Theory, PNCA)

5:45pm-6:15pm: Discussion with the audience

BONNIE HONIG, “Antigone, Interrupted: Greek Tragedy and the Future of Humanism”

December 2nd, Thursday. 7:30pm, CAFÉ A at CALARTS.

Bonnie Honig is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and appointed (courtesy) at Northwestern Law School. She is the author ofPolitical Theory and the Displacement of Politics, Democracy and the Foreigner, and Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy. Her current project is about Sophocles’ Antigone.