Recording of “The Harman Review: Bruno Latour’s Empirical Metaphysics”

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Click here to listen to (3 hours 24 minutes) or download (94.4MB) the recording of the symposium “The Harman Review: Bruno Latour’s Empirical Metaphysics” at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 5 February 2008. Speakers are Bruno Latour and Graham Harman. The panelists are Lucas Introna and Noortje Marres. The event is introduced by Leslie Willcocks and chaired by Edgar Whitley. There are also audience questions and comments. This event was organised by members of the ANTHEM Group and hosted by the Information Systems and Innovation Group (ISIG) of the Department of Management, LSE.

About the speakers, the panellists, the chair, and the host:

  • Bruno Latour is Professor and Vice-President for Research at Sciences Po Paris
  • Graham Harman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo
  • Lucas Introna is Professor of Organisation, Technology and Ethics & Head of the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School
  • Noortje Marres is Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Edgar Whitley is Reader in the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Leslie Willcocks is Professor of Technology, Work and Globalization & Head of the Information Systems and Innovation Group in the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science

The Harman Review: morning session

The event was organised by PhD students in the Information Systems and Innovation Group, LSE. The organising committee was comprised of Peter Erdélyi (lead organiser), Aleksi Aaltonen, Wifak Houij Gueddana, Ofer Engel, and Maha Shaikh, Research Officer at ISIG.

If you are interested in reading a copy of Graham Harman’s manuscript, “Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics,” which served as the basis for discussion at this symposium, please contact Graham Harman directly at graham@rinzai.com.

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24 Responses to “Recording of “The Harman Review: Bruno Latour’s Empirical Metaphysics””

  1. Peter Erdélyi Says:

    Mark Fisher posted an interesting Lacanian reflection on the exchange between Peter Hallward and Graham Harman at this symposium on his k-punk blog.

  2. Links for “The Harman Review: Bruno Latour’s Empirical Metaphysics” « Peter Erdélyi’s Research File Says:

    [...] information (including photos, an audio recording, links and comments) about the event on the ANTHEM blog. And a high quality WMA recording of the whole symposium can be accessed directly [...]

  3. More Realism « Test Society Says:

    [...] gathering at the LSE in early February — ANTHEM made the recording available here (check also here). What provoked the gathering was, apparently, the fact that some doctoral [...]

  4. A-Lex-I-Con » Blog Archive » The Harman Review: Bruno Latour’s Empirical Metaphysics Says:

    [...] Entry at ANTHEM blog with links to audio recording [...]

  5. Peter Erdélyi Says:

    Also see Mark Fisher’s article “Clearing the Air” on Graham Harman in Frieze Magazine.

  6. Peter Erdélyi Says:

    And here are a few more exchanges in reference to the problematic of the symposium, at Poetix, at Doves to Crows, and at notebookeleven.

  7. Peter Erdélyi Says:

    A blog reaction from the Industrial IT Group.

  8. Peter Erdélyi Says:

    The news of the symposium has also reached the Badiou list.

  9. Peter Erdélyi Says:

    While this is not strictly about the Harman Review, Nick at The Accursed Share has written an excellent post on Harman’s first book, Tool-Being, which can serve as a good backgrounder for this event.

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    [...] of you who have read Graham Harman’s manuscript Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics will know that Quentin Meillassoux’s notion of correlationism features prominently in [...]

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    [...] sounds too much like a fairy tale ending though, and as Harman has argued in the last couple years, there are some fundamental metaphysical differences between the Heideggerian “thing” [...]

  14. ANTHEM » Blog Archive » Prince of Networks is out Says:

    [...] because it marks the fruition of a review process that we have been fortunate to be part of (see The Harman Review), but also because this book promises to be a milestone in the debate about the relationship [...]

  15. Prince of Networks is out « ANTHEM Says:

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  19. Deleuze’s Objects – Christian Clark's on goings going on Says:

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