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OOOIII: The Third Object-Oriented Ontology Symposium

The New School
September 14, 2011
Free and open to the public



10:15–12:00 Morning Session: 65 W 12th St., room A404

(Ken Wark, moderator)
1. Graham Harman, “The Four Most Typical Objections to OOO”
2. Aaron Pedinotti, “Occasions, Decisions and the Given: Some Remarks on the Technical Underpinnings of the Harman-Shaviro Debate”
3. Steven Shaviro, “Panpsychism And/Or Eliminativism”
4. McKenzie Wark, “P(OO): Praxis (object-oriented)”

12:30–2:30 Luncheon with Jane Bennett, 66 W 12th St., Klein Room A510

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics
NB this is an RSVP event with limited seating. We are working on simulcast possibilities.

2:30–4:00 Afternoon Session: 66 5th Ave., Kellen Auditorium

(Eugene Thacker, moderator)
5. Tim Morton, “Objects, Aesthetics, Causality”
6. Shannon Mattern, “Everything is Infrastructure”
7. Levi Bryant, “Strange Substances: On the Nature of Objects”
8. Mabel Wilson, “Object Lesson – A Pedagogy for Teaching Architects”

4:15–6:00 Roundtable discussion, Bark Room

The panelists (Harman, Pedinotti, Shaviro, Wark, Morton, Mattern, Bryant, Wilson)
Featuring a special video appearance by Ian Bogost


6:00–8:00 Opening, “And Another Thing” exhibition

Co-curated by Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson
The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave.

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Timothy Morton is Professor of English (Literature and Environment) at the University of California, Davis. Professor Morton's interests include literature and the environment, ecotheory, philosophy, biology, physical sciences, literary theory, food studies, sound and music, materialism, poetics, Romanticism, Buddhism, and the eighteenth century. He teaches literature and ecology, Romantic-period literature, and literary theory. He has published nine books and sixty essays, including The Ecological Thought (Harvard UP, 2010) and Ecology without Nature (Harvard UP, 2007).