--- --- Hope is not memory held fast but the return of what has been forgotten. - T.W. Adorno, "On the Final Scene of Faust" THEORY/FICTION: Steven Shaviro, "Unpredicting the Future" Nathalie Blanc, "Sidereal" Andrew Culp, "Dark Deleuze" Drew S. Burk, "X-1" Barbara Glowczewski, "The Men-Trees of the Stars Dreaming" Jean-Luc Nancy, … Continue reading STRATUM 1
∞ Steven Shaviro, Unpredicting the Future (2018) Steven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He mostly writes about science fiction, music videos, and the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. His recent books include DISCOGNITION (Repeater Books, 2016). He blogs at The Pinocchio Theory.
∞ Nathalie Blanc, Sidereal (2018) Translation: Frédéric Neyrat. I thank Maxwell Woods for his suggestions. Nathalie Blanc works as a Research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). A pioneer of ecocriticism in France, she has published and coordinated research programs on areas including habitability, environmental aesthetics, literature & environment and nature in … Continue reading Sidereal
∞ Andrew Culp, Dark Deleuze (2018) 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 blogs occasionally at Anarchist Without Content.
∞ Drew S. Burk, X-1 (2018) Drew S. Burk is a writer, editor, and translator of contemporary French thought. He was a founding member of Univocal Publishing, http://www.univocalpublishing.com/ and is currently a consulting editor with University of Minnesota Press for the continuation of Univocal as a Series, https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/series/univocal X-1 is the first in a series … Continue reading X-1
∞ Barbara Glowczewski has Professorial research tenure at CNRS (http://las.ehess.fr/index.php?1716). She is the author of numerous books and articles. For over 40 years has advocated for Australian Aboriginal creativity through a variety of artistic, cinematic, and narrative explorations. One of her last conferences online: “Résister au désastre: des Aborigènes à Notre-Dame-des-Landes.” When I asked anthropologist … Continue reading The Men-Trees of the Stars Dreaming
∞ Jean-Luc Nancy, Sleep Well (2018) Translation: Thomas Ayouti Subtitles: Anne-Marie Denault Commissioned by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto for Night of Ideas.