An investigation of the nature and philosophical uses of number.
The first volume of Collapse investigates the nature and philosophical uses of number. The volume includes an interview with Alain Badiou on the relation between philosophy, mathematics, and science, an in-depth interview with mathematician Matthew Watkins on the strange connections between physics and the distribution of prime numbers, and contributions that demonstrate the many ways in which number intersects with philosophical thought—from the mathematics of intensity to terrorism, from occultism to information theory, and graphical works of multiplicity.
About the Author
Alain Badiou is a French philosopher. He has published a number of major philosophical works, including The Immanence of Truths, the final installment of his Being and Event trilogy, released in French in 2018.
Reza Negarestani is an Iranian philosopher best known for pioneering the genre of "theory-fiction" with his book Cyclonopedia. (Urbanomic/Sequence Press).
Keith Tilford is an artist and theorist living in Brooklyn, New York, whose current art and research projects focus on the intersection of comics and artistic modernism in relation to diagrammatics, worldbuilding, abstraction, and technics.