Tag Archives: nonhumans

Animals, Drones, and the Police

We love when animals destroy drones. The compilation videos and their buzzf’diggification on Facebook has drawn together a very clear contemporary fascination with watching animals of all kinds destroy the most annoying objects of modern life. Animals fighting with flying … Continue reading

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On Bruns’ On Ceasing To Be Human

I recently finished Gerald Bruns’ On Ceasing To Be Human, and I just wanted to jot down a few notes about it. I’m going to put those notes here because why not?! 1. Ceasing is a wonderful summation of a particular strain of … Continue reading

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On One With Nature

It’s a small game that makes a small argument, if there’s even an argument at all, but it’s beautifully constructed. It lures you in with the promise that there is always going to be something deeper, but eventually there isn’t. One … Continue reading

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Sunaura Taylor on disability and animals

Disability is everywhere in animal agriculture, and especially factory farms. The animals people eat are largely manufactured to be disabled. Animals are bred to have too much muscle for their bodies to hold, cows and chickens develop broken bones and … Continue reading

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Steve Gaynor on Violence from 2010

Earlier today, Sparky Clarkson tweeted about this article from Steve Gaynor from a few years back. I re-read it and really latched onto this part: Violence in film, literature or on stage can either be meaningful or meaningless. When it … 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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Three Animals At Play

Most biologists have assumed that play has indeed had some constructive purpose in species and individual evolution, and their advocacy is itself a much grander conceptualization than any modern attempts to rationalize human play simply as growth or socialization. The … Continue reading

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Parisi on Incomputable Algorithms

Incomputable algorithms are not exceptional probabilities, marking, for instance, the moment at which programming breaks down. On the contrary, incomputable probabilities are known probabilities that point toward a new conception of rule. The latter is exposed to a certain indeterminate … Continue reading

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Three Stills From The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

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On the Inhuman Drama of Pacific Rim

SPOILERS FOR PACIFIC RIM AND OTHER DEL TORO FILMS WHOOPS A reading of Pacific Rim: Right off I want to say that I enjoyed the movie while cringing and being hugely disappointed every single time a character said the word “bitch” … Continue reading

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