undercurrent has translated and posted this interview Mehdi Belhaj Kacem. It is some awesome work by undercurrent and the interview is an interesting insight into a slice of contemporary French intellectual culture and the impact that Alain Badiou has had on French philosophy. It seems that Kacem is, to put it nicely, an interesting character. […]
Cool paper focusing on political blogs from the time period over the 2004 US pres election (via). The above illustration plots Democrat (blue) and Republican (red) blogs in relation to one another (purple and orange lines). They make a similar observation to me about the relationship between ‘Old Media’ and ‘New Media’: Weblogs may be […]
Robin over at Dread, Walking has posted a further revised version of the translation of Badiou’s Numbers that he is doing. Well worth checking out and Robin should be applauded for his efforts!!! I still haven’t figured out Badiou’s use of set theory yet, and I used to be ok at maths! I have a […]
(in reply to sdv’s post in the comments here.) Steve, My use of ‘choice’ was rather banal, and quite possibly ‘wrong'(!!), and comes from the Laerke paper: “The axiomatic choice of the more geometrico for Badiou is a site for an event popping out of emptiness, an â€˜absolute beginningâ€™ on the order of emptiness.” 91-92 […]
From dread, walking (relating to my previous K-Punk and Microcosmographia of Cunts posts): Rather idiocy than dogmatism See you there, yeah? Well Dogma.