Program: Friday, December 9, 2016, 7pm -

Double Book Launch: For Machine Use Only and Intersubjectivity Vol. 1 

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7pm          e-flux, 311 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA

Double Book Launch: For Machine Use Only and Intersubjectivity Vol. 1 

Join us at e-flux on Friday, December 9, from 7–9pm for the New York launch of For Machine Use Only (Triple Ampersand Publishing, 2016) and Intersubjectivity Vol. 1 (Sternberg Press, 2016). The launch features two panels focusing on the content of each publication.

PANEL 1: For Machine Use Only
Lou Cantor (artist collective), Alexandre R. Galloway (media theorist), Sam Sackeroff (art historian), Maria Tsylke (artist), and Mary Wang (writer)

For Machine use Only is a collection of short theory edited by Mohammad Salemy and featuring texts by Jason Adams / Kate Armstrong, Elie Ayache, Benjamin Bratton, Clint Burnham, Lou Cantor, Manuel Correa, Alexander Galloway, Leo Goldsmith, Simón Isaza, Victoria Ivanova, Vaclav Janoscik, Ed Keller, Diana Khamis, Jessica Law, Siwin Lo, Nicola Masciandaro, Gean Moreno, Benjamin Noys, Jeff O’brien, Matteo Pasquinelli, David Roden, Judith Rodenbeck, Rory Rowan, Daniel Sacilotto, Samuel Sackeroff, T’ai Smith, Nick Srnicek, Kate Steinmann, Steven Warrick, and Peter Wolfendale.

The publication expands on the idea of machinic vision, featuring short texts by a range of thinkers, philosophers and scholars who were asked to contemplate about the possibilities and limitation of a world understood and interpreted by algorithmically-driven forms of artificial intelligence. Our increasing reliance on computation requires us to come up with new ways of thinking about automation and its relationship to the politics of knowledge and our knowledge of politics.

PANEL 2: Intersubjectivity Vol. 1
Lou Cantor, Paul Chan (artist), Andrew Durbin (writer), and Mohammad Salemy (artist and writer)

Intersubjectivity Vol. 1: Language and Misunderstanding is a collection of poems and essays edited by Abraham Adams and Lou Cantor, with contributions by Cory Arcangel, Fia Backström, Alain Badiou, Erica Baum, Xu Bing, Paul Chan, Andrew Durbin, Jimmie Durham, Daniel Grúň, Lucy Ives, Jenny Jaskey, William Kherbek, Nicky Marsh, Julia Moritz & YGRG, Ariane Müller, Vincent Romagny, and Hito Steyerl.

The publication series is concerned with a new account of our ideas of what subjects are, and what it means for them to meet. The project explores these concepts in the context of the interaction of non-sentient beings, attempting to move beyond anthropomorphic theories of objectivity and materiality, as well as subjects whose boundaries resist definition. The first volume, Language and Misunderstanding, addresses concretism and its discontents. The essays and performance texts herein argue for an expanded consideration of concretism in contemporary practices oriented toward the embodiment of language, in works that challenge the privileging of the body of the word over the body of the artist.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

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