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

The Revolutionary Disaster / The Disaster of Revolution

--- ∞ "The Revolutionary Disaster / The Disaster of Revolution" (pdf) - Andrew Culp, 2019 Andrew Culp teaches media theory in the MA program in Aesthetics and Politics in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of Technology. His current writing is on the slogan “Another End of the World is Possible,” and he … Continue reading The Revolutionary Disaster / The Disaster of Revolution

Jumping Claims

--- ∞ "Jumping Claims" (pdf) - Dan S. Wang, 2019 Dan S. Wang/王念華 is an artist and writer whose work addresses a range of social movement concerns. Turning politically engaged as a teenager, his activist history includes experience across a variety of grassroots causes, including clinic escorting and antiwar agitation. His writings have been published internationally, … Continue reading Jumping Claims

STRATUM 3

--- --- We did not seek the formula for overturning the world in books, but in wandering. Ceaselessly drifting for days on end, none resembling the one before.  Guy Debord, In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni --- THEORY/FICTION: Alexis Pauline Gumbs, “Two Perspectives on Colonial Time” Augustin Berque, “Can We Overcome Modernity’s Acosmia?” Sarah Ann Wells, … Continue reading STRATUM 3