News & Logs

November 24, 2014

An original enterprise organized in a theater (Les Amandiers, Nanterre) with students of various universities at the initiative of Sciences Po, run by students of SPEAP and directed by Frédérique Ait-Touati and Bruno Latour plus many different professors.

 

November 23, 2014

Camila Marambio, a former SPEAP student, and a remarkable artist from Chile, did this interview of BL in Rio which is a good and quick way to review some of the links with arts and sciences and connect with the various artistic projects of the year - especially the simulation of the climate conference that will be run in the Amandiers theatre in the outskirts of Paris in May 2015. The article is published in the Miami Rail.

November 16, 2014

Graham Harman's new book: Bruno Latour. Reassembling the Political (Modern European Thinkers) London: Pluto Press, 2014, reorders a lot of often contradictory and incoherent arguments made over forty years on political theory. It will be of great use first to the commented author and to many readers who were at a loss to define whether or not there was a political philosophy in such a body of work.

November 1, 2014

Words of thanks to the BJS board from the authors of the paper on Tarde using digital tools:
"We are very honoured by your award especially because this is the first technical paper in English coming out of the médialab we created five years ago to connect social theory and what is now called "big data" but that should really be called "smart data". The médialab had been conceived largely to understand what...

October 22, 2014

Henning Schmidgen has done an amazing work had reconstructing, Bruno Latour's trajectory, in Bruno Latour in Pieces. An Intellectual Biography (Translated by Gloria Custance). Fordham University Press, 2014. (The image chosen for the cover is a puzzle).

October 17, 2014

(132) « Another way to compose the common world », The Ontological Turn in French Philosophical Anthropology, An Executive Session of the AAA Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 23, 2013 (panel with Philippe Descola and Marshall Sahlins), in 2014 | Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 4 (1): 301–307.
(P-167) « Technical does not mean material » (review of Pierre Lemonnier's book on technology...

September 2, 2014

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy will examine the existence of a new geological period, the Anthropocene. "Anthropocene Monument", the conference-performance has opened the exhibition of the same name by a time of reflection gathering researchers, historians, artists and the public around key questions: are we in the Anthropocene ? and what are the possible forms of a monument to the Anthropocene?

Combining academics lectures, performances, happenings and guided tours in the exhibition, the symposium-performance, led by Bruno Latour and Bronislaw Szerszynski,...

September 2, 2014

Gaia Global Circus the play written by the collective GGC led by BL has been played for three nights at the Kitchen in New York the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September. See details here. It has been accompanied by a lecture by BL at Columbia and several seminars.

September 2, 2014

No no no the AIME project is not finished. We got an extension from the ERC to redo the software that is behind the site -after many criticisme from users and designers- so that it is made more durable, fast and users's friendly. In the meantime the principle of edited contributions continue as before - we will be slower in answering since the staff is much reduced - and anyway the mass of documents already in line is enough to keep readers busy for quite a while. What will not resume are the face to face encounters that we have organized over the last two years for which there is no money...

July 29, 2014

The diplomatic encounter between the different tiers of co-inquirers, "chargés d'affaires" and public (including the public present through the video stream) has taken place as scheduled, marking the provisional end of the collective part of the AIME project (the site will continue and the software behind will be entirely rewritten over the next months). As to the book it will be rewritten also but only in 2016 under the form of a catalog for the exhibition Modernity Reset at ZKM, Karlsruhe.