This blog project is meant to be a personal contribution to the collective process of the recovery of Alexander Bogdanov’s fascinating life work and ideas.
The project follows up and builds on two events I co-organized on 2 and 3 June 2021. I was very lucky to be the principal organizer of these events, which were the outcome of my ongoing research on Bogdanov’s Tektology, and I received great support from marvellous names like Fabian Tompsett, John Biggart, Gerald Midgley, Amanda Gregory, and Mike Jackson in realising them. The institutional hosts and supporters of the events were the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull, the British Cybernetics Society, and the Financial University of Moscow.
The first of these events was the 2021 Annual Mike Jackson Lecture given online by renowned theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. The lecture was entitled ‘The Relational Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics and Alexander Bogdanov’s Worldview’ and it was held on 2 June. At the end of the lecture, a great conversation took place between Jackson and Rovelli. The video recordings of the event can be accessed by clicking here.
The lecture was followed the next day by an online mini-symposium entitled ‘The Legacy of Alexander Bogdanov From Rediscovery to Full Recovery’ with the participation of brilliant speakers (John Biggart, Maria Chehonadskih, Peter Dudley, Noemi Ghetti, Mike Jackson, Viatcheslav Maratcha, Paul Mason, Evgeni Pavlov, Giulia Rispoli, Carlo Rovelli, Svetlana Shchepetova, Maja Soboleva, Daniela Steila, Fabian Tompsett, McKenzie Wark and James White). The recordings of this event can be accessed by clicking the links given below:
The primary objective of this personal blog is to bring together information about past and future events, books, publications, websites and any kind of resources and initiatives that would contribute to the full recovery of Alexander Bogdanov’s ideas and life work. However, I will also utilize this space to share updates about the outcomes of my ongoing research project -on the relevance of Bogdanov’s achievement to the still unresolved question of the unity of science.
17.08.2022, Orsan Senalp