Stratum 7

    "I can't breathe."_________________  THEORY/FICTION: Priscilla Wald, “Viral Life in the Alienocene” Bruce Clarke, “Lynn Margulis, Autopoietic Gaia, and the Novacene” Katarzyna Olga Beilin, “Headfirst (A Day in the Alienocene)” Christopher Cañete Rodriguez Kelly, “Cathectoplasm (A Filipino Theory Fiction)” François-David Sebbah, “Alien-Effect: Encounters of an Other Kind Entirely” DIS-JUNCTION: Alain Badiou, “Pandemic, Ignorance, and … Continue reading Stratum 7

Pandemic, Ignorance, and New Collective Places

--- ∞ "Pandemic, Ignorance, and New Collective Places" (pdf) - Alain Badiou, 2020 Our problems do not come from Emmanuel Macron but from the tense coupling between private property and the concentration of capital, Badiou explains. It is possible to reinvent a common life around schools bringing together intellectuals, workers from all over the world, … Continue reading Pandemic, Ignorance, and New Collective Places

Repetition and Ruins

--- ∞ "Repetition and Ruins – An Idiotic Discourse on the Method" (pdf) - Dalie Giroux, 2014-2020 Dalie Giroux teaches political theory at the University of Ottawa since 2003. Her open research program explores the many ways in which space, language and power interact in contemporary America. She has recently published Le Québec brûle en enfer. … Continue reading Repetition and Ruins

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