Schachterle Essay Prize

Earlier today my essay "From Information Theory to French Theory" recently won the Schachterle Essay Prize from the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA). The SLSA website describes the prize this way: "Lance Schachterle, founding president of the society, has established an annual prize in honor of his parents to recognize the best new essay on literature and science written in English by a nontenured scholar." For years the SLSA meetings and the work of its members have been a source of inspiration for my own work so I'm especially honored to receive this award.

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Two collections of essays on Gilbert Simondon forthcoming

Last year Mark Hayward, Rob Mitchell, and myself organized a conference in Paris on the French philosopher Gilbert Simondon. I originally discovered Simondon's work through my work with Bernard Stiegler, and in the intervening years I've come to view it as an important contribution to new media theory, postwar philosophy, cybernetics, and actor-network theory, among other domains. Since then Mark, Rob and I have assembled two collections of essays on Simondon which, if all goes well, will appear in the journals Appareil and SubStance next year. Contibutors include Henning Schmidgen, Mark B. N. Hansen, and Jean-Hugues Barthélémy. When the texts are published I'll provide a link.


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