Experiment and Experience: A Polyphonic Seminar on the Dao of Indeterminacy and Play
Professor Sha Xin Wei is co-convening with Cécile Malaspina the seminar series at Collège international de philosophie Paris and King’s College London: “Experiment and Experience: A Polyphonic Seminar on the Dao of Indeterminacy and Play”
All sessions will be online at 17:00-19:00 pm (GMT / UK time)
Professor in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering; and Director Synthesis at Arizona State University
Reader in Critical Theory and founding Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought, Goldsmiths College, London
Affiliate, Synthesis Center @ ASU; Co-Founder, Fyrthyr Institute for Unsettling Technologies; Organizer, Center for Concrete and Abstract Machines
Founder and artistic director of SCILICET, a London-based studio exploring human & non-human collaboration.
Research Director Emeritus at Centre national de la recherche scientifique at the Cavaillès interdisciplinary center of École Normale Supérieure in Paris
In An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies Steve Coutinho writes: “Interconnections build and shift as one develops familiarity with the verses, but the meaning never crystallises into a final form.” This seminar responds to the need to enlarge the concerns, vocabulary, and even the modes of articulation of philosophy, so as to address the transformative dynamics of the contemporary world. Because it imbricates local and planetary complexities, this work calls for greater openness towards philosophical legacies muted by the dominance of the Western tradition of philosophy, including alternative attitudes towards indeterminacy, as well as traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). We invite participants to bring plural, distinct personal and cultural genealogies of thought to bear on the theme of indeterminacy and play, as much to create a polyphonic family of generate interpretations of the theme as to showcase the richly disparate modes and concerns that animate these genealogies.