This issue, produced in the framework of Okayama Art Summit 2019 (“IF THE SNAKE”, curated by Pierre Huyghe, September 27 – November 24 2019, Japan), focuses on the concrete conditions of embodied thought. From the assessment of historical attempts at grounding critique in the body to the exploration of contemporary issues surrounding situated knowledge, from the analysis of the aesthetic… Read more »
Machines that Morph Logic: Neural Networks and the Distorted Automation of Intelligence as Statistical Inference
Formalisms and Formalizations: Glass Bead in conversation with Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Reviel Netz
Atmosphere and Architecture in the Distributed Intelligence of Soundsystems: Glass Bead in conversation with Lee Gamble and Dhanveer Singh Brar
Site 1. Logic Gate: the Politics of the Artifactual Mind
The first issue of the journal was dedicated to repositioning art in the landscape of reason. This issue is focused on the fabric of reason itself, and the ways in which it is currently altered by the emergence of artificial intelligence. While the capacities of thought are being externalized in machines that increasingly mirror human intelligence, the question of the… Read more »
The Forgotten Meta-Realities of Modernism: Die Uebersinnliche Welt and the International Cultures of Science and Occultism
Re-Engineering Hegemony: Mat Dryhurst, Holly Herndon, and Alex Williams in conversation with Glass Bead
Ideas of Savage Reason: Glass Bead in conversation with Martin Holbraad and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
Site 0. Castalia: the Game of Ends and Means
The first issue of this journal, as well as Glass Bead’s project at large, is directed towards rethinking art as a mode of rational thought. It starts from the assumption that any claim concerning the efficacy of art—its capacity, beyond either its representational function or its affectivity, to make changes in the way we think of the world and act on… Read more »
- Peter Wolfendale
- Guerino Mazzola
- Andrée Ehresmann
- Mathias Béjean
- Ray Brassier
- Gabriel Catren
- Anselm Franke
- Benedict Singleton
- Keller Easterling
- Giuseppe Longo
- Martin Holbraad
- Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
- Tristan Garcia
- Fernando Zalamea
- Deneb Kozikoski Valereto
- Olivia Caramello
- Tarek Atoui
- Linda Dalrymple Henderson
- Freeman Dyson
- Alex Williams
- Holly Herndon
- Mat Dryhurst
- Laboria Cuboniks
- Amanda Beech
The Glass Bead Game: Views from The Anti-World
Okayama Art Summit 2019Conceived as part of the triennial Okayama Art Summit 2019 and on the occasion of the publication of “Site 2. Dark Room: Somatic Reason and Synthetic Eros”, “The Glass Bead ...
Site 1 Launch event
ZKM - Center for Art and MediaA series of talks and round tables with Nina Power (philosopher), Matteo Pasquinelli (researcher), and T’ai Smith (art historian) on the occasion of the publication of the second issue of Glass Bead’s journal.
The Depth and the Ply
Les Laboratoires d'AubervilliersTo be human is to enter into a game of ends and means. This game is not a natural game. Animals do not play it. It is the game through ...
Laboratoires d'AubervilliersThe world imagined by Herman Hesse in The Glass Bead Game (Das Glasperlenspiel, 1943) located the possibility of synthesizing all forms of knowledge in a game played by a group ...
e-FluxPrior to its 2015 launch, Glass Bead inaugurates a year of inquiry in New York with a weeklong radio series addressing how art practices can explore new geometries of knowledge ...
Audio Research Program
Guerino Mazzola and Reza Negarestani
Olivia Lucca Fraser
Giuseppe Longo and Frederik Stjernfelt
Laboria Cuboniks and Suhail Malik
W.A.G.E and Occupy Museums
Andrée Ehresmann and Olivia Lucca Fraser
Joe Meek & The Blue Men
Brian Eno & Jon Hassell
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Arity & Abstraction
- Anil Bawa-Cavia
Of Complaints and Apologies: Feminist Theses Against Carceralism
- Madeline Lane-McKinley
Three Nightmares of the Inductive Mind
- Reza Negarestani
Computing the Enigma of Love
- Adam Berg
“Please call again. C-L-O-S-E-D!”. Homoerotic censorship and the architectural semiotics of the body
- Sara Giannini
- Jacopo Miliani
Le Réel photographique (extended version)
- Tristan Garcia
The Perspectival Eye
- Antoine Bousquet
For any, for all, for each
- Nick Houde
Not yet fording, not yet complete
- Sonia de Jager
My Words to Saul Kripkenstein Above the Village of Milford
- Enrico Monacelli
Ear of Cyclone
A Thought Disincarnate: What Does it Mean to Think?
- Daniel Sacilotto
140919_colthyi, 140919_colthyi-udx5ot, When Time Yawns
- Lendl Barcelos
Art and Reason after Castalia
07 Apr–07 Apr 2016
Zurich University of the Arts
Talk. We will introduce the project as well as the theoretical perspectives unfolded in...
Experiments in Art & Theory
26 Jan–26 Jan 2016
ENSAD – École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Séminaire. Nous sommes heureux d’être invités à présenter Glass Bead dans le cad...
Grothendieck and a Theory of Contemporary Transgression
07 Oct–25 Oct 2015
Pratt Institute & The New Centre for Research and Practice, New York
Seminar. Glass Bead featured in Fernando Zalamea's session 6, on Motives and a diagram...
Jaw versus Eye Attack
28 Jul–01 Aug 2015
Archive Kabinet and Vierte Welt, Berlin
Conference. We are happy to participate to the annual Jan van Eyck Association's week o...
Les Presses du Réel, New York / Paris
Book. Glass Bead features in a new book conceived and edited by Virginie Bobin. "Com...
Art and its Reason(s)
12 May–22 Jun 2015
The New Centre for Research and Practice, Online
Seminar. We are happy to feature as guests in Diann Bauer and Patricia Reed's upcoming...
15 Jan–18 Jan 2014
City Archives, Lüneburg
Workshop. Glass Bead was part of the workshop 'Taking Care of Things' organized by the...