Real Non-Patterns and the Automation of Science
Alexander Wilson

part of: School of Materialist Research (Online Promotional Seminars, June)—All lectures will take place at 18:30 CET
June 25, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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  • Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Skopje
  • Center for Philosophical Technologies at Arizona State University
  • Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy Eindhoven

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The School of Materialist Research is proud to present its (free) promotional seminars for the month of June, 2021. Alexander Wilson will present his lecture: “Real Non-Patterns and the Automation of Science” on June 25, 2021 at 18:30 CET, as part of a cluster entitled "Life, Computing and the Friction of the Real." This seminar considers the extent to which the new category-theoretic structuralisms and type-theoretic cosmologies will have responded to the concerns expressed by “post-structuralism” (in particular, Deleuze and Derrida). It thus probes key questions such as: 'What has become of the status of the incompletion, the chaos, the difference, and the non-pattern?' 'Is the world just made up of whatever percepts we can distil into the “universality” of concept, or of that which exhibits recalcitrance to abstraction?' And, 'is the real not what makes science hard in the first place?'

Alexander Wilson, PhD, writes about the philosophy of science, technology, and aesthetics. He is the author of Aesthesis and Perceptronium: On the Entanglement of Sensation, Cognition, and Matter (2019).

The School of Materialist Research (SMR) is an informal graduate and post-doc level program that offers seminars and workshops that address the materialisms running through contemporary science, philosophy, art, mathematics, design, architecture, and politics. SMR is an international platform, founded by the Center for Philosophical Technologies at Arizona State University, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje, Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics at TU Wien and the Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy Eindhoven that functions as a global online school combining education, research, and mentorship to advance academic study at the intersection the Social Sciences and Humanities and the STEM sciences. Two more institutions from Europe are expected to join the platform in the upcoming months. The Spring and Summer Sessions are offered for free and open to the public serving as promotional events that illustrate the programmatic commitment and style of work offered by the School for Materialist Research. Some of the confirmed speakers in the Spring/Summer series of seminars include: Paul Cockshott, Greg Michaelson, Ray Brassier, Anne-Françoise Schmid, John Ó Maoilearca, Giuseppe Longo, Agon Hamza, Adam Nocek, Katerina Kolozova, Vera Buhlman, Iris van der Tuin and many many more.

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