| Reza Negarestani|
| Rationalism, Continental philosophy|
Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials, Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium
Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Ray Brassier, Nick Land, Charles Sanders Peirce, Robert Brandom
Reza Negarestani Wikipedia
Reza Negarestani is an Iranian philosopher and writer, known for "pioneering the genre of 'theory-fiction' with his book" Cyclonopedia which was published in 2008. it was listed in Artforum as one of the best books of 2009.
Negarestani has been a regular contributor to Collapse, as well as other print and web publications such as Ctheory. On March 11, 2011, faculty from Brooklyn College and The New School organized a symposium to discuss Cyclonopedia titled Leper Creativity. Later on in the year, Punctum books published a book with the same title that included essays, articles, artworks, and documents from or related to the symposium. In 2011, he co-edited Collapse's issue VII with Robin Mackay titled Culinary Materialism In 2012, Negarestani collaborated with Florian Hecker on an artwork titled "Chimerization" that was included in the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition.
After being associated with the philosophical movement of Speculative Realism for several years, Negarestani is currently lecturing and writing about rationalist universalism beginning with the evolution of the modern system of knowledge and advancing toward contemporary philosophies of rationalism, their procedures as well as their demands for special forms of human conduct.
Since his relocation to the United States of America, Negarestani has given several lectures, a list of which includes:The Human Centipede, A View From the Art World, in Escape Velocities symposium: E-flux, New York, November 13, 2013
A Script for Synthesis, collaboration with Florian Hecker: PERFORMA 13, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, November 9, 2013
The Labour of the Inhuman: Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Hub, New York, September 24, 2013
Blow Your Mind: On Freedom and Enlightenment, with Ray Brassier and Suhail Malik, 88 Eldridge Street, 4th floor, New York, July 20, 2013
Via Finitude , A reconstruction of Nicole Oresme's diagrams: Western University, London, Ontario, May 28, 2013
Sonic Practice, Discourse and Auditory Experimentation, with Guerino Mazzola: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, May 9, 2013
Theory-fiction as Philosophy's Minecraft: University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, March 28, 2013
The Topos of the Earth: City University of New York, NEW YORK, February 21, 2013
Abducting the Outside: Modernity and the Culture of Acceleration: Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, November 18, 2012
The Non-Trivial Goat and the Cliffs of the Universal, with Florian Hecker: Abrons’ Playhouse, New York, Nov 15, 2012
Negarestani's blog includes his shorter texts and a summary of his latest projects.