PICT Voices Heard Around the World

PICT Voices, the flagship podcast of the Paris Institute for Critical Thinking, continues to make waves around the world as episodes are featured on the University of Vigo website and the Foucault News blog.

The 10th episode of PICT Voices, entitled Critique in a World of Control and featuring Iain MacKenzie of the Centre for Critical Thought at the University of Kent, was featured on the Foucault News blog operated by Clare O’Farrell from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. In the podcast, PICT faculty member Evrim Emir-Sayers takes the Covid-19 pandemic as a starting point to engage MacKenzie on the topics of crisis, critique, and the public sphere, as well as the transition from disciplinary societies to societies of control as explored in the works of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze.

PICT Voices episode 22, entitled From Blindness to Seeing with José Saramago, sees PICT faculty member Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte engage Burghard Baltrusch of the University of Vigo on the work of Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago, its relevance to contemporary society, and its connections to continental philosophy. As reviewed on the blog of the International José Saramago Chair at the University of Vigo, the podcast “inevitably passes through the health crisis, but also through feminism, colonialism, speciesism, literature, philosophy, politics, history and the climate crisis among many other topics.”