February 13, 2008 in objecting, speaking
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There was an important proto-philosophical 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 researchers in information systems got intrigued by what Graham Harman (speculative realist and guerrilla carpenter) had to say about Bruno Latour (metaphysical manager and irreductionist).
From an atmospheric perspective, it is most curious that at some point in the debate (after an hour and a half or so, just after Latour mentions the need for a “serial redescription” of organizations and gives Sciences Po as an example) we hear the sound of an LSE alarm bell ringing in the background (without triggering the slightest escape reaction from the people at the symposium, though).