Double Evil: A talk with Eyal Weizman, Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey
Tuesday 23 October, 7-9pm
Centre for Possible Studies, 21 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8HR (on the corner of George Street)
This public talk brings together Eyal Weizman with Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey, the authors of two recent books exploring different concepts of evil in the present day.
Eyal Weizman’s The Least of All Possible Evils, humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza is an analysis of the way human rights laws and humanitarian concerns have become the means of manipulation and, in several cases, the means of conducting warfare. The cases discussed in this book include some of the defining political moments of the present era.
Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey’s Evil Media uses the format of Machiavelli’s notorious 16th century book The Prince to propose a series of stratagems for media dominance in the 21st century. A dark handbook for politicians, entrepreneurs, moguls and, conversely, those who are affected by them, it suggests new ways of understanding the ‘evil’ of algorithms, search engines, and other media active components of 21st century life.
Eyal Weizman is Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths.
Matthew Fuller works at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths.
Andrew Goffey works at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Area Studies, University of Nottingham.
For more information see:
The Least of All Possible Evils, humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza http://www.versobooks.com/books/532-the-least-of-all-possible-evils