Giorgio Agamben, Open lecture "State of exception in todays world of affairs (From Guantanamo to Auschwitz)" - Free public open lecture for the students of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2005.
Kittler posits European history as media history, Kittler imagines this as a contingent history with no teleological end, an epochal history where can tell about the past, but unable to predict about the future. A lecture in three parts which leads from Greek notions of arts in the notion of being as Nature, to Renaissance being as representation, Heideggerian notion of bring as technology.
Hammer answers audience questions following a screening of Resisting Paradise at European Graduate School. Hammer describes her film-making process, from pre-production to post-production, and then subsequent shooting and the final completion of the film, and asks whether art can exist during a time of political crisis and war.
Fragment from Avital Ronell's lecture "On friendship" where she reflects on her friendship with Derrida,, Kathy Acker, and Aristotle.
Michael Hardt talks about Antonio Negri and todays activism in relation with Spinoza's thoughts on love among others. A fragment from his public open lecture for the students of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe, 2005
Wolfgang Schirmacher lecturing about media philosophy and the concept of Geviert; exploring the deeper philosophy behind the evaluation criteria for dissertation projects and proposals at European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies Department Program
Lian explores the mad logic of the Cultural Revolution, the distortions of language and of the concept of time itself. Lian reads and illuminates several of his poems as he expresses his aspiration to become a 'good language animal'.
Egoyan describes how DVD extra features have changed the notion of the completeness of a film, his concerns about the autoritativity of the 'director's commentary'. Atom Egoyan after his first public screening of "Where the truth lies" at EGS.
In an excerpt of Schirmacher lecturing dialectics and phenomenology, the expectation or negation of the continuity of life, Schirmacher gives some insight into the philosophy of EGS.
Schirmacher strips down some of Michael Hardt's arguments, and tries to go into more fundamental philosophical questions. Schirmacher posits that perpetual war described by Hardt, is the same as war against Nature and puts forward a vision of a future without fighting. Schirmacher's commentary makes a delineation between concerns of philosophers and those of activists, sociologists, etc.