Toward a Method for a ‘Nameless Science’

Martha Blassnigg

Drawing on a contemporary reading of Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas this seminar will propose a method for revisiting regimes of causality, which are based on a singularly materialist vision of the real. Its purpose is to extend the dominion of aspiration and history to embrace what Agamben called a ‘nameless science’ in Warburg’s transdisciplinary approach. It will consider this conception as a potential new, future discipline and explore the extent to which in popular culture there are already established epistemological, heuristic, analytical tactics and strategies that are indifferent to disciplinary boundaries which could be considered as foundation for this unnamed discipline.