Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
Presented by Cleopatra’s
With special guest lecture by Reza Negarestani on “The Labour of the Inhuman (Augmented Rationality and its Cognitive Technologies)”
On the occasion of the release of Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside by [NAME] Publications, Cleopatra’s would like to invite you to celebrate the launch with the editor and a special lecture by contributor Reza Negarestani. Dark Trajectories is a volume of recent philosophy that examines the politics of the realist turn in philosophy through the perspectives of some of its most exciting practitioners and critics. Lecture begins at 6:30pm, followed by a brief Q&A and reception. The volume will be available for purchase.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP with DARK TRAJECTORIES in the subject field. Please note: this event will be held in conjunction with Cleopatra’s Library at the ICI in Tribeca, not Cleopatra’s primary space in Greenpoint.
About the book:
Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside. Edited by Joshua Johnson. [NAME] Publications.
Faced with multiple crises—including omnipresent economic meltdown, looming ecological disaster, voracious techno-capitalism, and an anemic left—the critical focus of the last thirty years of philosophy has often seemed inadequate at confronting and explaining the real material concerns that undergird these issues. Dark Trajectories is a compilation of texts that examines the impact of a new realism on contemporary political issues. Philosophical discussions have increasingly turned away from postmodern and critical theory and towards a reconsideration of the real beyond an anthropocentric horizon. This opening to the outside entails new perspectives and implications for any philosopher attempting to think a politics beyond the human. The authors here present work that engages these issues from a variety of perspectives, including accelerationist, constructivist, critical, feminist, and more. With contributions by Levi Bryant, Gean Moreno, Reza Negarestani, Benjamin Noys, Nick Srnicek, Christian Thorne, Alex Williams, and Ben Woodard.