Journal for contemporary philosophy
Krisis at Philosophical Festival DRIFT: DronedeutungSaturday 25th of
april, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, opening at 20:00,
This Saturday evening, Krisis,
Journal for Contemporary Philosophy organizes a debate on drones at
the cutting edge philosophical festival DRIFT, in Amsterdam. As part of the
festival program, Dronedeutung has
been organized in light of the call for papers and our upcoming winter publication. Dronedeutung will be published in the winter of 2015. Papers
are due June 1, and can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome publications in either English, or Dutch. The debate at Festival DRIFT will be held in Dutch, with
Willem Schinkel (sociologist/philosopher, EUR) and Freyja van den Boom (researcher
at KU Leuven). We will show fragments from the documentary Unseen War by the Tactical Technology Collective, Berlin. You can
watch the film online here.
You can find the festival program at www.festivaldrift.nl/en/
Special Issue: Pirates & Privateers.
The new issue of Krisis, Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, revolves around two figures, that of the pirate
and the privateer. It explores their relevance to a critical
understanding of the gobalized present. Defying any simple opposition,
the relationship between them is simultaneously one of extreme
proximity, in terms of practice, and great distance, in terms of their
relation to sovereignty and the law. This results in an ambiguity that
matches the economic networks in which they operate, then and now. For
the pirate and privateer make their reappearance in the cracks opened up
by nation states permanently recuperating from the centrifugal and
deterritorializing forces of capital.
From media pirates turned hacktivists to neo-privateers mooring their
vessels in tax havens and SEZs, each contribution engages these figures
from a different perspective. Sonja Schillings from that of Agamben's
theory of sovereignty, Oscar Coppieters from that of Corporate Social
Responsibility, Ned Rossiter and Soenke Zehle from that of anonymity and
parametric politics, and Francesca Da Rimini and Jonathan Marshall from
that of anarchist theories of (dis)order. Also included in this issue
are book reviews by Maxigas (Gabriella Coleman, 2014: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy:The Many Faces of Anonymous), Liesbeth Schoonheim (Martin Frederiksson and James Arvanitakis eds., 2014: Piracy: Leakages from Modernity) and Jonathan Gray (David M. Berry, 2014: Critical Theory and the Digital, and Christian Fuchs, 2014: Social Media: A Critical Introduction).
Krisis currently has an open call for papers:
DronedeutungDeadline: June 1 2015In order to keep Krisis, Journal for Contemporary Philosophy free of charge, we kindly ask for your support.