News & Logs

March 30, 2014

The 2014 Tanner lectures at Yale have been given by Bruno Latour the 26th and 27th of March 2014 on the question of agency. They have been followed by a round table on the AIME project chaired by Daniel Kevles with Joanna Radin, Philip Gorski and Adam Tooze.

March 6, 2014

Christophe Leclercq has prepared a film going (silently) through most of the features of the AIME platform accessible on modesofexistence.org
If you wish to have the sound you should go to the full presentation shown here.

March 4, 2014

On Monday the 24th of February 2014, the Copenhagen Business School has been kind enough to organize a public lecture during which we have been able to present, for the first time, the complete project in its content and procedure as well as in its diplomatic goals. After a brief presentation by B. Latour, we have the philosophy of design presented by D. Ricci, then a visit of the site by C. Leclercq and P. Juan de la Fuentes, followed by a description of the contribution process by P-L. Boulanger and finally the diplomatic philosophy by P. Maniglier. A complete video is accessible...

February 28, 2014

For they academic year 2014-2015, SPEAP wishes to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the Climate Conference COP21, to be held in Paris in December 2015. Working on the urgent and necessary questions raised, and on new forms of debate and modes of representation for the climate problem. Participants will form multi-disciplinary groups mobilized around commissions generated by this global event.
It is not necessary to be a specialist on climate questions, eco-politics or geo-politics, or even to have worked on such subjects, however, readiness to contribute your skills and...

January 16, 2014

In a recent paper Edwin Sayes. "Actor–Network Theory and Methodology: Just what does it mean to say that nonhumans have agency?" Social Studies of Science (2013): 1-16, offers a very balanced and extremely interesting review of a topic that has created some light and a lot of obscurity.

December 8, 2013

Kosmokoloss. Eine Tragikomödie über das Klima und den Erdball
Mit Wolfgang Pregler, Gabriel Raab, Marie Seiser, Kathrin von Steinburg, Steven Scharf, Helmut Stange, Hans Kremer, Wolfgang Hinze, Stefan Hunstein, Sylvana Krappatsch 
Trompete: Micha Acher 
Übersetzung aus dem Französischen: Margit Rosen
Komposition: Saam Schlamminger 
Regie: Ulrich Lampen
One of the outcomes of the theatrical workshop...

November 2, 2013


Kyle McGee is a lawyer who is simultaneously a practitioner and a legal philosopher. His book about the "normativity of networks" puts to the trial the argument that Law is a mode of existence [LAW] the specificity of which can be characterized in an empirical way. But since his knowledge of law and of the philosophy of law is much larger and much deeper, his book goes much further in showing what could be drawn from an inquiry in terms of modes of existence.

October 1, 2013


The digital platform is now fully active including the fourth column! Congratulations to the AIME team of engineer, designers and organizers who worked to beat the September deadline. As of October 24th, we consider that the digital functions are completed (of course they need a lot of further work) and that we can concentrate our attention fully to the process of the inquiry.
In addition to the text, the platform includes the index/glossary/vocabulary,...

June 25, 2013

 

Translated by Julie Rose and published by Polity, this book explores through a specific type of writing, the conditions of felicity - and of infecility - of religion speech act. It is part of the larger inquiry on modes of existence.

June 9, 2013


The 5th of June in Bergen Bruno Latour has received the Holberg Memorial International Prize during a ceremony presided by the Minister of Education.