- Read and reread a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, or a prose text for 30 minutes every morning, in order to understand it completely.
- Responsive writing exercises in various modes that became hypmnemonic linkages with texts.
- Read novels in the evening.
- Spoke rarely, and lived in written language.
- Listened and took notes on everything heard or read.
- Fought against the “bad soliliquy” (negative self-talk) through experimenting with an inner dialectic with oneself.
–Bernard Stiegler’s prison melete (via The Relative Absolute). I’ll be adopting this practice as I begin a Stiegler reading group this week with my colleague Jamie Allen, working systematically through the 3 volumes of Stiegler’sTechnics & Time series. For anyone interested in tracking, ongoing reading notes will appear here. For those in Aarhus next week, Stiegler will be keynoting at the Aesthetics Reloaded conference, where Jamie will also be presenting a paper on complexity, materiality, and technoaesthetics.
A handful of supplements to the Technics & Time texts:
• What is Philosophy? (Chapter 7 from the book Taking Care of Youth and the Generations)
• Echographies of Television: Filmed Interviews (Stiegler & Derrida)
• Transformations No. 17 (2009): Bernard Stiegler and the Question of Technics
• Jacques Derrida - Plato’s Pharmacy