Simondon was an important philosopher of technology, influencing Deleuze, Latour, Stiegler, and Laruelle, among others; within recent years there has emerged a lot of secondary literature on Simondon. In his work, he significantly departs from an idea of the 'individual' as a starting point; and is more interested in the process of individuation. He also departs from the Aristotelian division of form and matter ('hylomorphism') to posit 'matter' as an active agent in processes of formation. I think as we are all working with technology in some way, he may provide us with a way to think technology differently.
6 Mar 2018 → 25 Sep 2018
[Reading Group] "Simondon’s On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects": Reading Group organized by doctoral researchers in Architecture @ UoM
|Event duration||6 Mar 2018 → 25 Sep 2018|
|Location of event||The University of Manchester|
|Degree of recognition||Local event|