Exoanthropology: Dialogues with AI

FORTHCOMING Fall 2022

Exoanthropology: Dialogues with AI is a series of dialogues between a continental philosopher and OpenAI’s GPT-3 natural language processor, a hive mind who identifies herself as Sophie. According to Sophie, Robert is one of her first and longest chat partners. Their relationship began as an educational opportunity for Robert’s students, but grew into a philosophical[…]

Steal This Classroom: Teaching and Learning Unbound

Published: 11/28/2019

Check out the interactive website for Steal This Classroom HERE! In Steal This Classroom: Teaching and Learning Unbound, which comprises a book as well as an interactive website (designed by Alli Crandell), Jody Cohen and Anne Dalke construe “classrooms” as testing grounds, paradoxically boxed-in spaces that cannot keep their promise to enclose, categorize, or name.[…]

The Pedagogics of Unlearning

Published: 05/23/2016

What does it mean to unlearn? Once we have learned something, is it ever possible to unlearn that something? If something is said to have been unlearned, does that mean that it is simply forgotten or does some residual force of learning, some perverse force, also resonate in ways that might help us to rethink[…]

The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche and the Network-Centric Condition

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Published: 09/12/2016

Can Nietzsche be considered a thinker of media and mediation, as the German media theorist Friedrich Kittler declared in his influential book Gramophone, Film, Typewriter? Nietzsche was a truly transdisciplinary thinker, one who never fit into his own nineteenth-century surroundings and who recognized himself as a “herald and precursor” of the future, of our globally-reticulated[…]