Viral Life in the Alienocene

--- ∞ "Viral Life in the Alienocene" (pdf) - Priscilla Wald (2020) Priscilla Wald teaches in the English department at Duke University and is the author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (Duke U Press 2008) and Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (Duke U Press 1995).

Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene

--- ∞ “Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene” (pdf) - Bruce Clarke, 2020 Bruce Clarke is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. He was the 2019 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA Chair in Astrobiology at the Library of Congress. His latest book, Gaian Systems: … Continue reading Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene


--- ∞ "Cathectoplasm (A Filipino Theory Fiction)" (pdf) - Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly, 2020 Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly is a PhD student in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously publishing in fields such as critical indigenous studies and critical game studies, Christopher’s current interests include anarchism, Filipino folklore, political messianism, and the fraught … Continue reading CATHECTOPLASM

Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely

--- ∞ "Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely" (pdf) - François-David Sebbah, 2020 Translation: Ciarán Coyle. François-David Sebbah is professor of philosophy (“contemporary moral philosophy”) at the Université Paris Nanterre. He was Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, and for many years at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC/Sorbonne Université). … Continue reading Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely

Stratum 6

--      Our task is not to draw a sharp mental line between past and future but to complete the thought of the past. - Marx to Ruge, September 1843 THEORY/FICTION: Steven Shaviro, "Defining Speculation: Speculative Fiction, Speculative Philosophy, and Speculative Finance" Jennifer Wenzel, "Evicted from the Future" Jan Miernowski, Yves Citton, Ullrich Langer, … Continue reading Stratum 6

The Cosmopolitical Gesture

+++ "The Cosmopolitical Gesture: Adab, The Demanding Memory " Ed Keller [2017-19]: video remixes, with soundscapes improvised live on solo electric guitar --- For ALIENOCENE, we present three film/sound excerpts: --- Intro: Timewar: Outro: --- Two complete audio recordings of Adab, The Demanding Memory - one a live performance, and one a rehearsal recording - can … Continue reading The Cosmopolitical Gesture