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The problem with recombinatory thought

Img[1]: “The Moving Times,” featuring text by William Burroughs and Kenneth White, number 1 of the Sigma Portfolio assembled by Alexander Trocchi   FIRST December 6, 2016. Linkages, I suppose, are exciting. Learned about Project Sigma, an experimental practice carried out in the sixties by Alexander Trocchi, which may hold the rightful title to being…

On the psychogeography of cities and the internet

  Img[1]: Maze screensaver from Microsoft ‘95 [1] Situationism and the Internet The enduring legacy of the Situationist dérive for the 21st century may include its status as a method for breaking out of the psychic boundaries that delimit one’s daily life to an unchanging routine. In a reflection on the psychogeography of Tijuana, Aurelio…

On Modularism / Science and Capitalism in Louis-Ferdinand de Céline’s “Death on the Installment Plan”

001.1—Twentieth Century Modularism I have gotten about two thirds of the way through Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s Death on the Installment Plan, a novel I first became aware of via an oblique reference made in Beck’s 2006 song The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton. First published in 1952, and then translated into English by Ralph Manheim in 1966, Death on…

On Modularism / Science and Capitalism in Louis-Ferdinand de Céline’s “Death on the Installment Plan”

img[1], Diagram of OSCAR from The Modular Body (2016), an “online science fiction story” by Floris Kaayk  001—The Modularism of Blogging Blogging is characterized by MODULARITY. (It is the medium of modular modernity, or modularism.) Blogging takes individualized snapshots of life that can be linked to one another, reordered or otherwise reorganized, individually deleted or…

22 Theses on the Interspecies Interface, Written on November 2016

1. The interspecies interface reaches not across languages, but across language itself, as it is humanly understood. 2. There is a difference between agency and consent. A nonhuman species has agency in its relations to humans and other species, but it cannot consent to these relations, in the sense that consent involves verbal affirmation. 3….

the manyheaded screaming octopus of the pacific northwest

—in october the supermarket transferred me from the deli department to the seafood department which means birds and mammals are out and fish are in— in the lobby its a circle of dogs walking each other but at the higher levels of the organization youll find the dogs walk in much more complex shapes —the…

Preliminary theses on the “interspecies interface.”

(2/3) I would like to focus on the concept of the “interspecies interface,” in general terms. An image may perhaps be useful: This image is the primary template for all interspecies interfaces. The interface always stands in as a middle term between two radically different creatures. The interface is an object at the same time…

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