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About

Hi, this is Michael 👋🏼

Michael is a interdisciplinary philosophy student. His past works range from creative/experimental projects to speculative new media art installations. These consisted of investigations with artistic, philosophic, and technologic contexts — that seek to expound and reveal the contemporary human condition — at an era of proliferating ideas that alienate subjectivity from authentic being in the world, digital technologies that transform reality into a simulacra; nihilist, political and relegious defeatism in the light of looming unstable future; death of God, imminent contradictions within neoliberalism and global capitalism, and frequent misrepresentations about the politics and systems of power that lie beneath the guise of advancing technology (data tracking, AI, social media, biotechnology, space travel, etc.)

Michael recently finished his undergraduate degree in Design & Technology at Parsons School of Design and is currently he is pursuing a second undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Eugene Lang set to be completed in May 2019. Michael’s areas interests in philosophy regard philosophy aesthetics, phenomenology, existentialism, epistemology, film theory; ancient Greek philosophy, German Idealism, Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, and European continental thought in general.

Michael’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the cause of re-affirming collective agency in building a re-imagined egalitarian future where human (and non-human) exploitation is abolished.

Latest Writings

Meillassoux and Badiou: on The Event and V∅id as foundations of Speculative Realism and Set Ontology

The Good Life and the Pursuit of Pleasures: Reconciling Socrates and Callicles in Plato’s ‘Gorgias’

Defining a Social Crisis: Intersections Between Mental Illness, Capitalism and Disability

Book Review: Giorgio Agamben’s State of Exception

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Latest Blog Posts

Thoughts on Feminism for the 99% talk

Conflict and Climate Mitigation of the Future: Sovereignty and Exception in 21st Century Capitalism

Mao - On The Correct Handling of Contradictions

Responses to Quentin Meillassoux’s “After Finitude”

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Latest Work

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