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

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

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

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

Earthlight

---         Plates from THE MOON: CONSIDERED AS A PLANET, A WORLD, AND A SATELLITE by JAMES NASMYTH 1885 "Hindered by early photography’s technical limitations, Nasmyth was unable to take close-up photographs of the moon. Instead, he collaborated with astronomer James Carpenter to create and photograph a series of hand-made plaster models … Continue reading Earthlight