23 April 2014

      Amsterdam - Appropriation and Dedication #12

      Graham Harman, Nathan Brown
      If I Can't Dance Offices
    2. For our next session we will take a look into the much commented upon field of 'Object Oriented Ontologies'. This recent field of theoretical work has arisen through Reading Group conversation on a number of occasions in moving to address the 'object' of dedication and the unsettling of the attribution of agency within the broader faming of 'Appropriation and Dedication'.

      What has become known as the field of 'Object Oriented Ontologies' arose within the broader recent movement of metaphysicist and post/anti-Kantian thought related also with Speculative Materialism. The reading within this field is varied and much debated.

      For the purposes of the reading group we will read one article by Graham Harman 'Intentional Objects for Non-Humans', as well as a broader criticism of Harman's project, 'The Nadir of OOO' by Nathan Brown. 
      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution