The hypothesis of the – insensible – return of a hedgehog (or Whitehead by heart)

The proposal The hypothesis of the – insensible – return of a hedgehog (or Whitehead by heart) developped over the course of the event Distributing the Insensible at the SenseLab Montréal. 10.-20.12.2016

Description of the event : “This event will wonder about other ways of thinking-feeling the contemporary and its imperceptible share. How can the contemporary’s potential be “traced” back and forth? What is the relation between the insensible and the untimely? What is the difference between experiencing a present potential and judging a future possibility? If there is a sense in which the present is pregnant with futurity, what does this say about our notions of the linearity of time? What kind of eyeless “vision” would make the forces of futurity felt? What other ways are there of thinking about the form of time? What does it mean to share–across the texture of togetherness–that which cannot be reduced to a single being? What does it mean to distribute that which cannot be given as such? Distributing the Insensible will be designed towards an ethics of care: one that carries the force of the propositional as a lure for a sensibility to come. How can that force be tended? This is the question of the anarchive.” (Prospectus on the event page online)

The hypothesis of the – insensible – return of a hedgehog (or Whitehead by heart) is a response to the inviting event topic and a part of the chapter Speculative pragmatics for beginners of the book The Go-To How-To Guide to Anarchiving, edited by Andrew Murphie for the corpus Anarchival Propositions realised during the event.

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