How does time relate to the production, collection, and circulation of aesthetic objects, especially in this era of global techno-capitalism? Join Bernard Steigler, renowned French philosopher and Director of the Institut de recherche et d'innovation (IRI) at the Centre Georges-Pompidou for a conversation about the material ontology of art and why it matters. He will be joined by discussant Kyoo Lee (Philosophy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice).
They will explore inquiries such as, if “technics is unthought,” as Bernard Stiegler argued in his field-defining trilogy, Technics and Time
(La technique et le temps
, I-III, 1994-2001), how are we to rethink that technical “thing” along with its oddly self-destructive logic of industry? And why do we continue to produce “stuff,” no matter what?