Cosmic Assemblages and Radical Descents

--- ∞ "Cosmic Assemblages and Radical Descents: Entering the [M] Archive" (pdf) - Christian Keeve (2019) Christian Keeve is a graduate student in Geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He's also a fairly compelling human person. Currently, he's into the political ecologies of seeds, legacies of African-American seedkeeping, critical environmental formations, queer geographies, and … Continue reading Cosmic Assemblages and Radical Descents

Cosmic Graffiti

--- ∞ "Cosmic Graffiti on Planck’s Façade" (pdf) - Frédéric Neyrat, 2019 Translation: Ciarán Coyle. First published as "Graffitis cosmiques sur un mur de planque " in La Besogne des images , 2019 (see Fabien Ribery's recension: "La besogne commence à peine"). Frédéric Neyrat is a philosopher, professor at UW-Madison, editor of Alienocene. Ciarán Coyle is a … Continue reading Cosmic Graffiti

The Avatar Projection Protocol

∞ "The Avatar Projection Protocol" (pdf) - Drew S. Burk, 2019 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 "The Avatar … Continue reading The Avatar Projection Protocol

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