The Lectures: Topics, Slides, and Video


Lecture 1. Wed, Oct. 7: Grothendieck’s Main Mathematical Ideas – Sheaves, Schema, Topoi, and Motives

Lecture 1 Slides: GrothNYC1

Lecture 1 Video: 

Lecture 2: Thu, Oct 8: Philosophical Themes of Grothendieck’s work as Theoretical Approach to Our Transmodern World

Lecture 2 Slides: GrothNYC2

Lecture 2 Video:


III. Wed, Oct. 14: Sheaves and a Local/Global Theory of Gluing – Novalis, Pierce, and Collapse

Lecture 3 Slides: GrothNYC3

Lecture 3 Video:

IV. Thu, Oct 15: Shemes and a Theory of Non-Separation – Novalis, Florensky, and Networkologies

Lecture 4 Slides: GrothNYC4

Lecture 4 Video: 


V. Wed, Oct. 21: Topoi and A Gestural Theory of Space – Novalis, Valery, and Music

Lecture 5 Slides: GrothNYC5

Lecture 5 Video: 

VI. Thu, Oct. 22: Motives and a Theory of Diagrammatic Synthesis – Novalis, Warburg, and the Glass Bead Game

Lecture 6 Slides: GrothNYC6

Lecture 6 Video: 


Lecture: “Why Zalamea Matters: Philosophy, Semiosis, and Culture,” by Christopher Vitale, Assoc. Prof. of Media Studies, Graduate Program in Media Studies, Pratt Institute

Talk Description: This talk will be a wide-ranging introduction to the scope of Fernando Zalamea’s project in regard to culture in general, and address its potential ramifications for conteporary philosophy, critical theory, and beyond.

Vitale Lecture Slides here.

Vitale Lecture Video: 

VII. Saturday, Oct. 24: Final Roundtable on Contemporary Transgression (with Fernando Zalamea, Robin Mackay,  Christopher Vitale, and Guerino Mazzola)

Roundtable Video: 

Vitale Roundtable Segment Slides on Networkologies Project here.

For a detailed outline of the lectures, please contact Christopher Vitale at