Since this article involves invention, the conditions for inventiveness become the issue:
assuming multiple reality; thinking in a special way; transgressing boundaries;
acknowledging networks (in the terms of Michel Serres: communication, transduction,
interference, distribution, passages between the sciences. There are, however, misplaced
expectations: technology should work wonders in this regard while forgetting that
humans, redefined though, remain the key to establish connections and networks
between people, paradigms, disciplines, sciences and technologies.
Against this background, Michel Serres’s emphasis on invention and “thinking as
invention” and his a-critical anti-method – ‘connective, multiple intellection’ which is a
special kind of thought – are desperately needed.
Guattari’s articulation of the three ecologies and the ecosophic views he developed in
this regard provides a significant amplification of the approach of ‘multiple connective
intellection’. These insights can be enlightened and strongly driven home through the
views of Latour with an anthropological and socio-dynamic perspective on the scientific
endeavour with the articulation of the actor-network theory inherited from Serres. The
thoughtful beyond-methodology of Edgar Morin with his strong noological position as
the ultimate condition for inventiveness, and Gregory Ulmer with his special emphasis
on invention and inventiveness, especially with the help and assistance of electronic
means (video and internet), and with his work with the architect Bernard Tschumi on
invention and inventiveness, are of special significance in the sphere of inventiveness, the
real and final guarantee for a spirited re-enchantment of the world as well as the final demonstration that the battle for intelligence as opposed to ignorance, stupidity and
barbarism can be fought with great hope to succeed.