Dave talking about Nietzsche and the cinematics of Cloud Atlas at ‘The Future as a Present Concern’ online event, Sept 2021

Dave is spending his summer writing a paper for ‘The Future as a Present Concern’, an online event and collaboration between the National University of Ireland Galway, The Irish Philosophical Society, and the British Society for Phenomenology. Panel speakers – of which Dave is one of about 70 – are producing video presentations for release during the conference. The six exceptional keynote speakers will, however, be live on Zoom. The conference runs from 1-3 September 2021 with an extra nine days to catch-up on stuff you may have missed.

Dave’s paper is titled ‘Polysemous futurity in the cinematics of Cloud Atlas and Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil’. Both the film (Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer: 2021) and Nietzsche’s book – Dave will be arguing – see the future as a perspectival simultaneity of stasis and flux; anticipation, destiny, and novelty; circularity, progress, revolution, and decay. Things change, of course, during the writing process…

Check out more on the ‘The Future as a Present Concern’ conference and you can read Dave’s full abstract for the paper on his website.