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On Lyotard and Thebaud’s “Just Gaming”

[I originally wrote this post in February 2014 and never published it for some reason. A lot of it, especially at the beginning, is written for a specific time and moment. Forgive me.] As you may know, I am writing … Continue reading

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On #Misanthropocene

Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr have published a long, strange poem called #Misanthropocene. It’s a baroque attempt to sketch out the edges, limits, interior of the contemporary condition in of the “west.” It feels a lot like a precursor to something … Continue reading

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“Like a sack with an animal trapped inside”: on the quizzle

I just finished Jonathan Fast’s The Secrets of Synchronicity, and while the book on the whole isn’t so great, there’s a section later in the book that has to do with quizzles. “Quizzles? What’s a quizzle?” “It’s a lump of rock,” … Continue reading

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On Assassin’s Creed Part 2: The Game

In the previous piece that I posted about Assassin’s Creed, I wrote about the narrative of the game and how it holds up the rational, liberal subject as the most important kind of subject that can be produced by a system … Continue reading

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On the Death of Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall is gone. There isn’t much for me to say. It is hard to speak of an absence felt so clearly that it becomes present — Stuart Hall’s death is less the loss of a person and more the … Continue reading

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On Robert Pogue Harrison’s “Forests: The Shadow of Civilization”

Robert Pogue Harrison frames Forests with a quotation from 17th century philosopher Giambattista Vico: This was the order of human institutions: first the forests, after that the huts, then the village, next the cities, and finally the academies. [The New Science §239] Harrison’s … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2013

For previous years, look here: 2012, 2011. This is a list of all the books that I read in 2013. The number is a little bit off — as you can see, I read a whole lot of BPRD in preparation … Continue reading

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