Speculations on Anonymous Materials

  presentation by Iain Hamilton Grant – “The Speculations on Anonymous Materials symposium brings together different approaches in philosophy, which in their own way all aim to go beyond modern and postmodern thinking. The symposium is based on the following hypothesis: The fundamental technological, scientific and socio-political changes at the beginning of the 21st centuryContinue reading “Speculations on Anonymous Materials”


It is as if the land was perceiving itself. The mirror is a symbol of perception. It is a kind of cadre: it presents itself as an embodiment of reflectivity. I am interested in a scene where myself as a figure no longer appears but is nevertheless implied in its absence. What may the sceneContinue reading “Reflections”

Latour’s Lecture “The Anthropocene and the Destruction of the Image of the Globe”

This is lecture 4 of Latour’s Gifford Lectures. The paradox of what is called “globalization” is that there is no “global globe” to hold the multitude of concerns that have to be assembled to replace the “politics of nature” of former periods. What are the instruments —always local and partial— that are sensitive enough toContinue reading “Latour’s Lecture “The Anthropocene and the Destruction of the Image of the Globe””