And Bryant Checks in…

There’s the Atlanta conference on object oriented philosophy this weekend, so for those who can’t attend, it’s nice to know that in addition to Harman and Bogost (and Bennett, who is mentioned by both of them), Levi Bryant will be submitting to an interview as well, making this easily the most successful project for adding stuff for one of my courses. (Whatever one says about all of these figures, their kindness on this and other matters is notable.) Since our whole discussion with Bogost’s work in class today was precisely on not using the term “reality” to say that what happens in so-called virtual worlds doesn’t count (as opposed to the real world), I won’t say it’s a way of looking at these figures together virtually, but you’ll get the point. Also, I’ll post Jane Bennett’s interview tomorrow. A slight tease: we looked at it in class today and there was a lot of good stuff to work through. She really manages to bring a lot together really elegantly, and brings in Harman and Latour and a host of others with a daunting facility.