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Keynote

Why Theory

Ryan Engley & Todd McGowan

5 November 2022
19:30 — 20:45


Location: Het Huis Main Stage

Why Theory is a philosophy podcast that has been running every two weeks since 2017, hosted by Ryan Engley and Todd McGowan. By combining psychoanalytic and Hegelian models of thought, and applying them to contemporary culture, they highlight the intricacies and relevance of these models  to an ever-growing audience that extends well beyond the confines of academia. If their discussions move through a broad field of inquiry – encompassing everything from superhero films to the very structures that undergird language and civilization – they keep returning to one fundamental insight: Contradiction is no dead end but the very condition that makes thought possible. By having Engley and McGowan present their podcast in front of an audience in Utrecht, and by broadcasting their discussion live, IMPAKT invites Why Theory to bring this insight to bear on the question that stands at the heart of The Curse of Smooth Operations: ‘What if the most dissatisfying technology of all is the one that works?’

 

Single ticket for this programme

What else is on Saturday?

See the Saturday timetable to visit the other programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26.

Saturday day pass 5-day festival pass Online festival pass

For more information on the festival tickets please see here.


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