NODES

It is not the One that becomes Two or even directly three, four, five etc. It is not a multiple derived from the one, or to which one is added (n+1). It is comprised not of units but of dimensions, or rather directions in motion. It has neither beginning nor end, but always a middle (milieu) from which it grows and which it overspills. It constitutes linear multiplicities with n dimensions having neither subject nor object, which can be laid out on a plane of consistency, and from which the one is always subtracted (n-1).

Deleuze & Guattari, Rhizome

 

No knowledge produced is an emanation of the subject, but of its encounters.

After my graduation in sociology at the Institute of Sociology, Free University Berlin I’ve worked as a collaborator in artificial intelligence studies at the Mind Machine Project at the MIT, Cambridge/MA, as a visiting fellow at the Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans (ROCEEH) project in Tübingen, Germany, at the Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus, Denmark and with the interdisciplinary working group menschenformen, Berlin. I have earned a doctorate degree in sociology at the Institute of Sociology, Free University Berlin with the interdisciplinary thesis „Rekursion zivilisatorischer Kapazitäten als Entwicklungsmuster in der Zivilisationsgeschichte. Untersuchung der Möglichkeit einer Verknüpfung des paläoanthropologischen Modells der Erweiterung kultureller Kapazitäten mit Arno Bammés Theorie axialer Zäsuren“ (Engl. „Recursion of Civilizational Capacities as Developmental Pattern in Civilizational History. A Study on the Potentials of a Synthesis Between the Cognitive Archeological Model of the Expansion of Cultural Capacities and Arno Bammé’s Theory of Axial Caesurae„) During my years as a PhD student I have been a lecturer for sociology at the HTK Academy of Design, and lecturer for philosophy, epistemology and aesthetics at BTK University of Art and Design Berlin. I have edited several books at sine causa publishing house and co-founded the journal „Plateau. Magazin für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie“ which is dedicated to the examination of cultural theoretical and philosophical anthropological thought beyond the paradigms of the 20th century. Currently I’m working as a teacher at the interdisciplinary platform The New Center for Research and Practice, Grand Rapids/MI., and as lecturer for history of knowledge and epistemology at Leuphana University, Lüneburg.

 

Books and Journals

Generative Realitäten. Zur Zeitform und Metaphysik der Technologischen Zivilisation, (forthcoming)

Endlichkeitskaskaden. Fünf Aufsätze über den Rand, Berlin: sine causa 2009

Vom Kreaturdenken. Radio-Unterhaltung mit Hans Peter Weber, with Ternes, B., Fischer, J., Berlin: sine causa 2007

Weltgesellschaft, Kontrollgesellschaft, Gesellschaft?, with menschenformen, Marburg: tectum 2005

Plateau. Magazin für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 4, Essay, 2008, (ed. with Ulas Aktas & Torsten Leder / sine causa Berlin)

Plateau. Magazin für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 3, Musik und Musizismus, 2007 (ed. with Ulas Aktas & Torsten Leder / sine causa Berlin)

Plateau. Magazin für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 2, Technik als soziales Medium 2005 (ed. with Ulas Aktas & Torsten Leder / sine causa Berlin)

Plateau. Magazin für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 1, Was heißt Denken heute? 2005 (ed. with Ulas Aktas & Torsten Leder / sine causa Berlin)

 

Articles

Distributing Potentiality. Post-capitalist Economies and the Generative Time Regime, in Identities, Vol. 15, Nr. 1-2, 2018, 8-44 (pdf)

with Johannsen, N., McGraw, J.: Waffengeschichte, in Jüttemann, G. (ed.): Entwicklungen der Menschheit. Humanwissenschaften in der Perspektive der Integration, Lengerich: Pabst 2014, 191-199 (pdf)

Leben im Futur II Konjunktiv. Über das Phänomen Atmosphäre und dessen Bedeutung im Zeitalter der technischen Immersion, in Institut für immersive Medien (eds.): Jahrbuch immersiver Medien 2013. Atmosphären: Gestimmte Räume und sinnliche Wahrnehmung, Marburg: Schüren 2013, 23-37 (pdf)

with Moreno, D.: Reconstruir el Futuro y el Pasado a Través del Pensamiento Presente y la Historia, in Journal of Feelsynapsis, No. 10, 2013, 40-44

Einbruch in die Technosphäre: Skizze eines postanthropischen Technikbegriffs zur weiteren Erkundung der Möglichkeit technogener Nähe, in Ternes, B. (ed.): ’Menschen’ formen Menschenformen: Zum technologischen Umbau der conditio humana, Berlin: sine causa 2009, 197-291

soma insight factor 1,5, in Plateau: Zeitschrift für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 4, Essay, Berlin: sine causa 2008, 125

Über das Hören des stillen Wunders Musik, in Plateau: Zeitschrift für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 3, Musik und Musizismus, Berlin: sine causa 2006, 34-53

Abschied der Räume, in menschenformen (eds.): Weltgesellschaft, Kontrollgesellschaft, Gesellschaft? Marburg: tectum 2005, 65-88

On the Road: Geräusch von unterwegs, in Plateau. Zeitschrift für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 2, Technik als soziales Medium, Berlin: sine causa 2005, 90-91

Denken nach der Erde, Plateau. Zeitschrift für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie, Vol. 1, Was heißt Denken heute? Berlin: sine causa 2005, 30-42

Über die Auswirkungen der Entdeckung der Zentralperspektive, sine causa online, 2000, http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/miles/zp.htm

 

Talks and Presentations

Neues Kulturdenken. Zu den Innovationspotentialen im Modell der Kulturellen Kapazitäten für die Kulturwissenschaften. Lecture at the meeting „Kult-Ur-Mensch. Kulturkonzepte für die Erforschung der Menschwerdung,“ Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, organized by „Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans,“ Heidelberg, 24 Nov. 2017

Determinism,  Self-Organziation,  Generativity:  On  the  History  and  Future  of  the  Relation between Mind and Universe. Lecture for the talk series “Vorschule,” art collective Betakontext, Berlin, 14. Oct. 2017

Posthumanistic Cognition: From Formal-Operationalism to Generative-Operationalism. Presentation at the “9th Conference of the ‘Beyond Humanism’ Conference Series: Posthuman Studies”, John Cabot University, Rome, 21 Jul. 2017

Beyond Materialism. The Epistemological Consequences of Arno Bammé’s Reading of Sohn-Rethel. Keynote presentation at the summer school “School for Politics and Critique 2017,“ Ohrid, 29 Jun. 2017

Introduction to the Seminar „Archeology of Abstraction (Reconstructing Futures I).“ The New Center for Research and Practice, 20 May 2017

Zur Formalisierung des Tübinger Modells der Erweiterung kultureller Kapazitäten. Lecture at the menschenformen public seminar room, Berlin, 22 Jul. 2016

Outward Frontier Inwards. Ökonomie als Medium der Ausdehnung funktionaler Relationen in zivilisatorischen Hyperflexibilitätsstrukturen. Talk at the conference “Die Ökonomie des Menschen,” Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University Frankfurt, 26 Oct. 2015

Cosmology at Hand. Atmospheres as Perceptions of Future Attractors. Lecture at the “PAF Summer University 2014. Get Reassembled: Time, Intelligence, Acceleration,” Performing Arts Forum, St Erme Outre et Ramecourt, 12 Aug. 2014

Atmospheres. A Type of Cognition for Second Order Futures of Body-Environment-Relations. Presentation at the IMC Seminars, Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus, Denmark, 8 Apr. 2014 (abstract)

Von der Vergangenheit in die Zukunft: Beiträge von Urgeschichte und Soziologie zur kulturellen Evolution. Seminar with Miriam Haidle at Forum Scientiarum, Tübingen, 31 Jan.-1 Feb. 2014

Cultural Evolution and the Propagation of the most Flexible. Presentation at the workshop „Epigenetic Landscapes and Social Configurations“, Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus, 9 Jan. 2014 (abstract)

Iterative Emergence in the Expansion of Cultural Capacities. Presentation at the workshop “Technologies of the Mind”, Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus, 13 Dec. 2013

Technological Evolution from the Perspective of Embodiment and Enactivism. Talk at the conference „17. Herbstakademie, The Implications of Embodiment: Enactive, Clinical, Social,“ Heidelberg, 2 Oct. 2012 (abstract)

Neue interdisziplinäre Anthropologie: Der Mensch als Kompositwesen? Lecture at the menschenformen public seminar room, Berlin, 22 Aug. 2012

Generative Realitäten. Über Zeitlichkeit und Weltverhältnis in der technologischen Zivilisation. Presentation at the “Marsilius Summer School, Neue interdisziplinäre Anthropologie: Leib, Geist, Kultur,” Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, 24 Jul. 2012 (abstract)

Atmospheres as Type of Cognition for Operation Latencies. Presentation at the conference “Embodiment, Intersubjectivity and Psychopathology,” Heidelberg, 30 Sep.-2 Oct. 2010

Menschenformen und Zeitdiagnose. Talk at Betakontext public seminar, Freie Internationale Tankstelle, Berlin, 15 Aug. 2009

Atmospheralität und technogene Nähe. Ergänzungen räumlicher Organisation sozialer Beziehungen oder diesseits des Raumkonzepts? Presentation with Bernd Ternes at the interdisciplinary colloquium „Space, Place, Power“, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 8 Jan. 2008

Denken nach der Erde. Lecture at the lecture series “Was heißt Denken heute?” menschenformen public lecture series, Berlin, 9 Dec. 2004