What is the connection? Well, at least for the next week it is the town of Falmouth in Cornwall. The Networks of Design conference (3-6 September 2008) will feature Bruno Latour as keynote speaker and actor-network theory as a major theme. Falmouth is also the home of Urbanomic, the publisher of Collapse, the journal which continues to bring to us original work by members of the speculative realism group.
Update (7 September 2008): A copy of Bruno Latour’s keynote speech, “A Cautious Promethea? A Few Steps Toward a Philosophy of Design (with Special Attention to Peter Sloterdijk)” [PDF], is now available from his website.