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 Internation and Internationalism

--- ∞ "The Internation and Internationalism (According to Mauss and Against Anthropy)" (pdf), Bernard Stiegler, 2019 Translated by Daniel Ross. Bernard Stiegler  was born in 1952. He is currently president of the Institut de recherche et d’innovation du Centre Pompidou and of the Ars Industrialis association. He was professor of philosophy at the université de technologie … Continue reading The Internation and Internationalism

Some Principles of Geocommunism

--- ∞ "Some Principles of Geocommunism" - Arun Saldanha, 2013 Arun Saldanha is Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Space After Deleuze (Bloomsbury Academic) and Psychedelic White: Goa Trance and the Viscosity of Race and coeditor of books or special issues on Deleuze and race, food and race, … Continue reading Some Principles of Geocommunism

Stratum 5

-- -- If we imagine ourselves as planetary accidents rather than global agents, planetary creatures rather than global entities, alterity remains underived from us. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Imperative to Re-imagine the Planet” --- THEORY/FICTION: Claire Colebrook, "Unthinkable Extinction: Cinematic Time and the Panorama of History" Susanna Lindberg, "Unthinking the Underworld" Christian Keeve, "Cosmic Assemblages and … Continue reading Stratum 5

Dreams and Nightmares: Beyond the Anthropocene Era

--- ∞ "Dreams and Nightmares: Beyond the Anthropocene Era" (pdf), Bernard Stiegler, 2019 Translated by Daniel Ross. Bernard Stiegler  was born in 1952. He is currently president of the Institut de recherche et d’innovation du Centre Pompidou and of the Ars Industrialis association. He was professor of philosophy at the université de technologie de Compiègne, and … Continue reading Dreams and Nightmares: Beyond the Anthropocene Era

This is a Low

--- ∞ “This is a Low: Old Futures in the Age of Brexit” - Alexis Lothian, 2019 Punk, heritage, capitalism, fascism, violence Audiovisual speculation invites viewers to experience familiar sounds and images in new ways, calling forth inchoate and visceral feelings and connections that cannot be fully accounted for in textual argument alone. Derek Jarman’s dystopian … Continue reading This is a Low

Stratum 4

-- -- Sometimes a sound represents a whole era / Sometimes a sound represents a whole people. Nicole Mitchell, "A Sound" --- THEORY/FICTION: Phillip John Usher, "On the Exterranean" Esther Leslie, "Messianic Rays in the Atomic Age: Walter Benjamin in the Presence of Radioactivity" Jessica Lehman, "Beneath the Paving Stones, the Wake" Aaryn Smith, "Mapping the … Continue reading Stratum 4

The Resentment of (Black) Politics

--- ∞ "The Resentment of (Black) Politics" (pdf) - Jared Sexton, 2019 Jared Sexton is Professor of African American Studies and Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he is affiliated with the Critical Theory Emphasis, the Ph.D. Programs in Culture & Theory and Visual Studies, and the Center in Law, Society, and Culture. He … Continue reading The Resentment of (Black) Politics