29 July 2015: The Cinematographical Mechanism of Thought and the Mechanistic Illusion


Published by Harriet Phipps

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The upcoming Mobilities Reading Group will take place in the Mobilities Lab (Bowland North B37) Wednesday July 29, 2015 from 4PM to 5PM. The reading is Chapter 4 f rom Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution. All are welcome to attend!

From Monika Büscher:

“I feel I have to explain myself! Another 100 or so page philosophical exploration of fundamentals? and the first 15 or so pages are about ‘Nothing’?!
Here’s why: References to Bergson are rife in mobilities research (e.g Adey If Mobility is Everything Then it is Nothing: Towards a Relational Politics of (Im)mobilities). There are intriguing quotes like ’there is no form, since form is immobile and reality is movement’  and ‘our consciousness is turned away from movement, to regard only the anticipated image of the movement accomplished’. I want to read the original thoughts.
As I’ve started reading, I’ve found it amazing. There is a deep critique of science and an inspiring call for a more mobile way of making knowledge and worlds. He calls on us to ‘install ourselves within it’, which in my mind really resonates with mobile methods. So … I hope you enjoy it!  If you don’t – see if other mobilities articles that reference Bergson do it for you. E.g. With a search on “Bergson” at the Mobilities journal:
Looking forward to seeing some of you on Wednesday.”


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