Erich Hörl: The World-Wide Axiomatics of Environmentalitarian Time

10:00 - 11:00
Aud. 16, Building 90, 1st floor (90.2.01)
Fabriksmestervej 10
1437 Copenhagen K

Join us for the open lecture "The World-Wide Axiomatics of Environmentalitarian Time". Today we are witnessing the arrival of a new apparatus of capture based on capture in the computational sense, on extracting and processing data. Environmental media operating in the microtemporal domain establish a world-wide axiomatics of automatic behavior anticipation that characterizes the contemporary Power-Form and Capital-Form.

The lecture analyzes this new automatic apparatus of capture, whose main principle is the capture and control of reality, under the heading Environmentality. The proposed critique of Environmentality centers the description of the environmentalitarian Time-Form.

On the one hand, this Time-Form shapes an unprecedented regime of futurality that operates a huge reduction of the possible. On the other hand, it compels a radical reactualization of the problem of time in terms of environmental temporalization beyond human time consciousness and perception. 

Dr. Erich Hörl is Professor for Media Culture and Media Philosophy at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media, Digital Cultures Research Lab, DFG-Researchgroup "Cultures of Critique". His public lecture is part of the PhD Course Exploring New Materialism III: Ecology and Resonance, organized by KADK (Henrik Oxvig, Stine Sundahl and Martin Søberg) in collaboration with Roskilde University (Ulrik Schmidt).