Four Pathways - first results
The first full seminar of the series "Four Pathways through Chaos" was held in Toronto on May 1-2, under the auspices of the European Graduate School, with about 10 students attending. It was a great success, very interesting! And very directly related to the research into Technopolitics. What I did was to transform the Introduction on methodology and the lectures on Assembly-Line Mass Production into stand-alone PDFs, consisting mainly of quotes from books accompanied by images and transitional comments. Later on I will post a lecture on the first period of chaos (corresponding to the decline of a Kondratiev and the move into a new technopolitical period). The work on the Information age was conducted more spontaneously with participation from the students, so I have not formalized anything for that yet.
I include the links to the PDFs below, they are free for anyone to consult or use. Please be aware that occasionally I had to abbreviate the quotes to fit them on the page, and a few times I might have retranslated from the French, so you should really go to the sources to double-check anything that specially interests you. This work will go on developing in various contexts so feel free to comment on it, or to propose some kind of collaboration in order to go further. Best, BH