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Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body

Next week I’ll be giving a talk at the Wear Me: Art | Technology | Body curated art exhibit and small academic symposium which will be hosted by the Decimal Lab and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. My paper is “Re-Ontologizing the Body: Data and Wearable Personal Status Monitoring (PSM) Devices” and takes […]

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of Information: An Interview with Jean-Hugues Barthélémy

The new issue of Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy is out. It includes an interview that I conducted with Jean-Hugues Barthélémy entitled “Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of Information.” For those of you who don’t know, Barthélémy is a leading expert on Simondon as well as director of Centre international des études simondoniennes. LINK: […]

The Informational Sublime

I have another piece up at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Its called “The Informational Sublime.” Find it here. http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/iliadis20140610  

The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science (1965)

The proceedings from the Sixth Symposium at Royaumont in 1962 were titled Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine (The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science) and were published three years later in Paris in 1965 by Les Éditions de Minuit. In attendance were Gilbert Simondon, Norbert Wiener, Martial Gueroult, Giorgio de Santillana, Lucien Goldmann, […]

Informational Ontology: The Meaning of Gilbert Simondon’s Concept of Individuation

My article, “Informational Ontology: The Meaning of Gilbert Simondon’s Concept of Individuation,” is now available in the latest volume of the journal Communication +1. The theme of this volume is “Communication and New Materialism.” Here’s the abstract and link: Informational Ontology: The Meaning of Gilbert Simondon’s Concept of Individuation PDF “The French philosopher Gilbert Simondon […]

Raymond Ruyer’s Cybernetics and the Origin of Information

I am going to begin, at a much slower pace than the other Simondon related translations, a translation of Raymond Ruyer’s Cybernetics and the Origin of Information. I think this is an important text, and there should be a lot more interest in it in the coming years as Simondon translations are eventually made available. […]

Images – Gilbert Simondon’s Communication and Information Courses and Conferences

Communication and Information is the final part of a three volume set of Simondon’s courses and conferences. While the first volume, Courses on Perception, covers 1964 – 1965, and the second volume, Imagination and Invention, covers 1965-1966, this collection contains work dating from 1960 all the way up to 1976. The collection is edited by […]