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A world without foundations: Politics, society and history in post-foundationalist thought

International Conference —————————————————————————————————— A world without foundations: Politics, society and history in post-foundationalist thought September 23 & 24, 2015 Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile Keynote speakers: Oliver Marchart (Academy of Arts Düsseldorf, Germany) Martín Plot (CalArts, EE.UU.) ——————————————————————————————————  In… Read More ›

Who is this describing?

From this article (don’t read it yet though!): “barely capable of distinguishing themselves from the consuming desire to work at all times” “neurotic people who deploy a series of practices that coincide quite neatly with the requirements of the neoliberal,… Read More ›

Regulating Intimacy: A Research Symposium

Regulating Intimacy: A Research Symposium “Intimate Labors and the Labors of Intimacy” Indiana University, Bloomington September 26, 2015 http://regulatingintimacy.wordpress.com/ Paper submission deadline: May 8, 2015 Regulating Intimacy is an interdisciplinary research symposium held annually at Indiana University. We seek to… Read More ›

The Tyranny of the Forced Smile

An interesting article in the New York Times discusses the mandated enthusiasm which increasingly characterises labour. This can be seen most emphatically in service jobs (e.g. the training required by Pret A Manger and its subsequent monitoring) but it’s also a feature… Read More ›

CfP: Web Science 2015

Call for Papers & Posters (text version) The Web Science conference welcomes participation from all disciplines including, but not limited to, art, computer and information sciences, communication, economics, humanities, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology, in pursuit… Read More ›

Coping with Acceleration

I wrote recently about cognitive triage in higher education and its ramifications for personal reflexivity. My claim is that an inflation of situational demands leads subjects to prioritise the urgent, moving immediately from one necessity to another, in a way which crowds… Read More ›