Where to Meet Me Next

I would very much like to talk with you about what you’re currently working on, and to help you develop your future projects.

Please invite me to your next meeting or event and we can collaborate on it together.

Drop me a line at pb at paulboshears dot com

Upcoming:

May 21–25, “Reproducing at L’Automàtica, Barcelona Reading Motherhood, Creation and the Labours of Public Making.” The crew of the good ship continent. is joining our friends in Barcelona (ES) for a week of reading, discussions, writing and making in the Catalan capital about maternity, as a mode of creation, care, and continuance.

September 4–23, London Design Bienniale, Somerset House. continent. is thrilled to be part of the Swiss contribution to the LDB.

January 7–10, 2019 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I am the liaison between the International Society for Chinese Philosophy and the APA Eastern, and so I am coordinating the ISCP’s panels at the upcoming Meeting.

Recent:

January 3–6, 2018 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I will present a paper entitled “Medical Models of Reality Are Metaphysical Models: Opium Use in Early Modern China” at an International Society for Chinese Philosophy panel.

November 30–December 3, 1948: Technosphere Unbound. The crew of the good ship continent. continues its partnership with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

October 22–26, Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia. Scott Knowles of Drexel University has invited continent. to participate and generate materials with the participants of this multi-site, transdisciplinary meeting.

June 13–14, “The Publishing Sphere—Ecosystems of Contemporary Literatures,” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The crew of the good ship continent. partners with Lionel Ruffel, Annette Gilbert, and Franziska Morlok.

May 12, “Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Annual Conference on Scholarly Teaching” at Georgia State University. I will be discussing Atlanta as a site for critical reflection when teaching contemporary art.

April 24–30, Freies Theater Innsbruck. The good ship continent. will be publishing its findings from the April 2016 Technosphere x Knowledge events in collaboration with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

April 7–8, “Maintainers II,” at Stevens Institute of Technology. The merry crew of the good ship continent. will be hosting a workshop on book repair as a mode of publication in order to celebrate the release of the new issue of continent.r3pair volume.”

March 24–25, “The Aesthetics of Surveillance: German Perspectives,” at Vanderbilt University. Justin Joque and I discussed our NSA Bodhisattva Project.

February 10, “Reading at Attention” at Fundació Antoni Tapiès (Barcelona). This is a continent. publication event.

February 3, “GSU Conference on Digital Literacy” at Georgia State University.

January 25–27, 2017 University of Chicago. I was invited to discuss my work with continent. with the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative.

January 4–7, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I presented my paper “Physiocracy, Laissez-faire, Wuwei 無為—Our Modern Dispositif,” at an International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy panel.

Projects

With my friends I co-edit the media agnostic journal continent.

I maintain an active creative consultancy and particularly enjoy projects that involve publics and public space, such as this collaboration with Lauri Stallings and glo for Creative Time’s Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park.

Atlanta Biennial 2016

continent. was invited to exhibit our recent publications as well as to create an installation for the return of the Atlanta Biennial.

HKW Technosphere Research Project

The goodship continent. was invited to partner with the acclaimed Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin as they conduct their three-year Technosphere research project. We were interviewed by Bojana Ginn about our work with HKW, you can read our interview at BurnAway.

Off the EDGE/public

I was invited to be the curator of public performance works during the inaugural Off the EDGE performance biennial in 2011.

I keep profiles at Academia.edu, GoogleScholar, and the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Vitae.

PBoshears CV

Notes

On Understanding

Our course is now turning its attention to a simple question: how do we know? In this section of the course we’ll be considering responses to this simple question presented by René Descartes (born in France in 1596, died in Sweden in 1650), John Locke (born in England in 1632, died there in 1704), George …

Danielle Allen’s “Rhetoric, a Good Thing”

In this chapter from Talking to Strangers, Dr. Allen points out that: In political controversies, there will always be logical arguments for a counterposition, on the basis of exactly the same facts. In this circumstance, no amount of logical argument will determine which speaker to trust. Audiences will turn to assessments of character, and so our …

Why Does Socrates/Plato Maintain that Learning Is Recollection?

Learning objectives Analyze Socrates’/Plato’s theory of learning Discuss role of noumena and phenomena in their argument. What do we recollect? In order to answer this, we must look at the trail left in the dialogue. The initial premises are that souls (ψυχη, psyche) exist and that there is a dimension of Perfection and Truth (this is …

I would very much like to talk with you about what you’re currently working on, and to help you develop your future projects.

Please invite me to your next meeting or event and we can collaborate on it together.

Drop me a line at pb at paulboshears dot com

Upcoming:

May 21–25, “Reproducing at L’Automàtica, Barcelona Reading Motherhood, Creation and the Labours of Public Making.” The crew of the good ship continent. is joining our friends in Barcelona (ES) for a week of reading, discussions, writing and making in the Catalan capital about maternity, as a mode of creation, care, and continuance.

September 4–23, London Design Bienniale, Somerset House. continent. is thrilled to be part of the Swiss contribution to the LDB.

January 7–10, 2019 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I am the liaison between the International Society for Chinese Philosophy and the APA Eastern, and so I am coordinating the ISCP’s panels at the upcoming Meeting.

Recent:

January 3–6, 2018 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I will present a paper entitled “Medical Models of Reality Are Metaphysical Models: Opium Use in Early Modern China” at an International Society for Chinese Philosophy panel.

November 30–December 3, 1948: Technosphere Unbound. The crew of the good ship continent. continues its partnership with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

October 22–26, Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia. Scott Knowles of Drexel University has invited continent. to participate and generate materials with the participants of this multi-site, transdisciplinary meeting.

June 13–14, “The Publishing Sphere—Ecosystems of Contemporary Literatures,” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The crew of the good ship continent. partners with Lionel Ruffel, Annette Gilbert, and Franziska Morlok.

May 12, “Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Annual Conference on Scholarly Teaching” at Georgia State University. I will be discussing Atlanta as a site for critical reflection when teaching contemporary art.

April 24–30, Freies Theater Innsbruck. The good ship continent. will be publishing its findings from the April 2016 Technosphere x Knowledge events in collaboration with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

April 7–8, “Maintainers II,” at Stevens Institute of Technology. The merry crew of the good ship continent. will be hosting a workshop on book repair as a mode of publication in order to celebrate the release of the new issue of continent.r3pair volume.”

March 24–25, “The Aesthetics of Surveillance: German Perspectives,” at Vanderbilt University. Justin Joque and I discussed our NSA Bodhisattva Project.

February 10, “Reading at Attention” at Fundació Antoni Tapiès (Barcelona). This is a continent. publication event.

February 3, “GSU Conference on Digital Literacy” at Georgia State University.

January 25–27, 2017 University of Chicago. I was invited to discuss my work with continent. with the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative.

January 4–7, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I presented my paper “Physiocracy, Laissez-faire, Wuwei 無為—Our Modern Dispositif,” at an International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy panel.

I would very much like to talk with you about what you’re currently working on, and to help you develop your future projects.

Please invite me to your next meeting or event and we can collaborate on it together.

Drop me a line at pb at paulboshears dot com

Upcoming:

May 21–25, “Reproducing at L’Automàtica, Barcelona Reading Motherhood, Creation and the Labours of Public Making.” The crew of the good ship continent. is joining our friends in Barcelona (ES) for a week of reading, discussions, writing and making in the Catalan capital about maternity, as a mode of creation, care, and continuance.

September 4–23, London Design Bienniale, Somerset House. continent. is thrilled to be part of the Swiss contribution to the LDB.

January 7–10, 2019 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I am the liaison between the International Society for Chinese Philosophy and the APA Eastern, and so I am coordinating the ISCP’s panels at the upcoming Meeting.

Recent:

January 3–6, 2018 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I will present a paper entitled “Medical Models of Reality Are Metaphysical Models: Opium Use in Early Modern China” at an International Society for Chinese Philosophy panel.

November 30–December 3, 1948: Technosphere Unbound. The crew of the good ship continent. continues its partnership with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

October 22–26, Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia. Scott Knowles of Drexel University has invited continent. to participate and generate materials with the participants of this multi-site, transdisciplinary meeting.

June 13–14, “The Publishing Sphere—Ecosystems of Contemporary Literatures,” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. The crew of the good ship continent. partners with Lionel Ruffel, Annette Gilbert, and Franziska Morlok.

May 12, “Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Annual Conference on Scholarly Teaching” at Georgia State University. I will be discussing Atlanta as a site for critical reflection when teaching contemporary art.

April 24–30, Freies Theater Innsbruck. The good ship continent. will be publishing its findings from the April 2016 Technosphere x Knowledge events in collaboration with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

April 7–8, “Maintainers II,” at Stevens Institute of Technology. The merry crew of the good ship continent. will be hosting a workshop on book repair as a mode of publication in order to celebrate the release of the new issue of continent.r3pair volume.”

March 24–25, “The Aesthetics of Surveillance: German Perspectives,” at Vanderbilt University. Justin Joque and I discussed our NSA Bodhisattva Project.

February 10, “Reading at Attention” at Fundació Antoni Tapiès (Barcelona). This is a continent. publication event.

February 3, “GSU Conference on Digital Literacy” at Georgia State University.

January 25–27, 2017 University of Chicago. I was invited to discuss my work with continent. with the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative.

January 4–7, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting. I presented my paper “Physiocracy, Laissez-faire, Wuwei 無為—Our Modern Dispositif,” at an International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy panel.