Bernard Stiegler is Founder and Director of the Institut de recherche et d'innovation (IRI) at the Centre Georges-Pompidou.
'A summation of his thinking to date - from originary technicity to the Anthropocene - this is also Stiegler's most personal philosophical work so far. Discussing his intellectual apprenticeship while in prison, and his practice of thinking and writing as a form of self-medication against depression and madness, he issues a passionate call to tend the wounds of contemporary existence, whether psychological, economic or ecological, through the collective transformation of the wilful destruction indulged in by our digital superpowers into a future worth wanting to live for.' Martin Crowley, University of Cambridge "[I]ntricate and brilliant . . . enunciated by a humane and compassionate voice." Los Angeles Review of Books