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

Messianic Rays in the Atomic Age

--- ∞ "Messianic Rays in the Atomic Age: Walter Benjamin in the Presence of Radioactivity" (pdf) - Esther Leslie, 2019 Esther Leslie is Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London. Her books include various studies and translations of Walter Benjamin, as well as Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant Garde (Verso, 2002); Synthetic Worlds: Nature, … Continue reading Messianic Rays in the Atomic Age

Beneath the paving stones, the wake

--- ∞ "Beneath the Paving Stones, the Wake" (pdf) - Jessica Lehman, 2019 Jessica Lehman is Assistant Professor of Geography at Durham University, specialising in environmental politics, science and technology studies, and marine geographies. Her current research examines how the concepts and practices of marine cultural heritage are used to create historical narratives and to … Continue reading Beneath the paving stones, the wake

Mapping the Alien

--- ∞ "Mapping the Alien: Several Landings Across Messeri’s Placing Outer Space" (pdf) - Aaryn M. Smith, 2019 Aaryn M. Smith is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She mostly ponders medieval Icelandic trolls, aliens of the future, and where both strands encounter and resonate with today. After hours … Continue reading Mapping the Alien

To the Moon and back? On Russian Cosmism

--- ∞ "To the Moon and back? On Russian Cosmism, ed. Boris Groys (New York: e-flux and MIT Press, 2018)" (pdf) - Mikkel Krause Frantzen, 2019 Mikkel Krause Frantzen (b. 1983) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen, and author of Going Nowhere, Slow – The Aesthetics and … Continue reading To the Moon and back? On Russian Cosmism

THUS – Imagining Alternative Futures with Cancer

--- ∞ "THUS - Imagining Alternative Futures with Cancer" (pdf) - Stephanie Posthumus, 2019 Stephanie Posthumus resides in Montréal, Québec, works at McGill University, and has written about the animal, environmental, digital worlds. Her books: French Écocritique: Reading Contemporary French Theory and Fiction Ecologically. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. La nature et l’écologie chez Claude … Continue reading THUS – Imagining Alternative Futures with Cancer

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

two perspectives on colonial time

--- ∞ "Two Perspectives on Colonial Time" (pdf) - Alexis Pauline Gumbs (2018) Publisher's Weekly calls Alexis Pauline Gumbs's cross-genre Black feminist writing "groundbreaking" and indeed she has had a paradigm shifting impact on multiple fields introducing ideas of speculative documentary, Black feminist Breathing, experiential archives and Revolutionary Mothering into common parlance.  Alexis is the author … Continue reading two perspectives on colonial time