Generative Realities -on the shift of social structures, cognition and temporality in the technological civilization
ZOOM video conference: https://zoom.us/j/711610894
“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth” We have multiple frames and around every frame lies another frame; Beyond each boundary is a boundary beyond knowledge. How do our theories overlap with others? How do we integrate theories, as broad circles drawn by Gebser, Aurobindo, Wilber, Gidley, Bateson, Sloterdijk, ________ –> –> expand understanding? As new circular strokes of genius form fresh framings?
For this week’s Café Menu item du jour, we proudly introduce Davor Löffler, a scholar of overlapping circles, an apprentice to the truth, an in depth interdisciplinary researcher, author and editor.
Bionote from Distributing Potentiality:
Davor Löffler earned his PhD in Sociology from Free University of Berlin with an interdisciplinary thesis on the shift of social structures, cognition and temporality in the Technological Civilization. He worked as lecturer in Sociology and Philosophy at the BTK University of Art and Design, Berlin, Germany, and collaborated in various interdisciplinary working groups such as Mind Machine Project at the MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, the Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus, Denmark, the Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans Group at the Institute of Prehistory, Tübingen, Germany, and The New Center for Research and Practice. He is author and editor in the field of cultural theory and philosophical anthropology and co-founder of the journal Plateau. Zeitschrift für experimentelle Kulturanthropologie.
Hints of spheres explored by participants on the forum are present in Davor’s dense accumulation of research.
Disorient your learnings.
Reset your tastebuds.
Come with an empty stomach, fresh palate, and your finest utensils,
prepared to dine on thoughts and expand the notches on your framework.
In this Café, John Davis will lead the discussion.
I intend to invite the Café participants to give us feedback on our interview. I want to focus attention on the quality of the feedback that is given. Let us invite some precision.
What do you like (about the interview, the theory)?
What do you not like?
What do you want more of?
How is this relevant to your personal explorations?
As we are a peer to peer non academic gathering, very informal, it may be a challenge for us to capture the high ground and stay connected in an online environment. I hope we can explore the macro and the micro dynamics.
It is my expectation that our discourse can become simpler without reducing, complex while remaining actionable.
Menu du Jour
WATCH Interview with Davor Loffler, led by John Davis
READ Introduction to Distributing Potentiality. Post-capitalist Economies and the Generative Time Regime
Chalkboard Menu (Supplementary Sustenance)
Muehlmann – Nature of Culture – Introduction.pdf (4.48 MB)
Fresh Produce and other ingredients from recent Cafés
- Susan Leigh Star and boundary objects
- Margaret Atwood – Payback
- Colson Whitehead – Underground Railroad
- David Graeber _ Debt – The First 5000 Years and Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology
- Yanis Varoufakis, William Connolly, Helen Keller, Maya Angelou
- The New Green Deal