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Manuel DeLanda: MATERIAL AFFECTIVITY
On Wednesday, September 17th, Manuel DeLanda joined us for our second lecture of the semester with "Material Affectivity". Manuel is a philosopher, media artist, programmer and software designer. After studying art in the 1970s, he became known as an independent filmmaker making underground 8mm and 16mm films inspired by critical theory and philosophy. In the 1980s, Manuel De Landa focused on programing, writing computer software, and computer art. After being introduced to the work of Gilles Deleuze, he saw new creative potential in philosophical texts, becoming one of the representatives of the 'new materialism'.
Manuel De Landa is Adjunct Professor at PennDesign and the Gilles Deleuze Chair of Contemporary Philosophy and Science at the European Graduate School EGS, he was Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University (New York). Manuel De Landa's essays are published in numerous journals, and he is the author of “War in the Age of Intelligent Machines” (1991), “A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History” (1997), “Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy” (2002), and “A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity” (2006) “Deleuze: History and Science” (2010), “Philosophy and Simulation” (2011), and Philosophical Chemistry (2015.)