Doom Metal Abstraction Lyric Sheet (Abstract Cruelty from Snuff Memories)

Dead Professor Oblivion wets his thin moustache.Orange jump-suits daub Rosa with an invitation of fish paste.The python’s tail undulates to Bukkake rhythmsas does the jungle girl/vore legend Her soused head dangles from the eyeless abomination.I watch all this in public seance.Glad to conform. after ghost porn deletionNarcissus hires surgeons to make him art pâtisserie.He is […]

The Death of Posthuman Life: a brief philosophical introduction to Snuff Memories

My first book, Posthuman Life: philosophy at the edge of the human, bequeathed me several unresolved philosophical problems, above all the ethical impasse concisely expressed in Amy Ireland’s review of my new book, Snuff Memories: “The posthuman cannot be known before it is produced—so to know it, we must produce it.” Slightly less concisely, the […]

Recent Publications

Since I’ve been prompted to update my university profile, I’ve decided to compile a list of (relatively) recent publications, dividing between straight academic output and experimental texts. Most entries come with links. A selective list of interviews is also included below. Academic Articles 2020. ‘Posthuman: Critical, Speculative, Biomorphic, in Mads Rosendhal Thomsen and Joseph Wamburg […]

Dark Panpsychism: Philip Goff and Pandemonism

In his Nautilus article ‘The Universe Knows Right from Wrong’, Philipp Goff argues that panpsychism – the metaphysical thesis that the intrinsic properties of reality are properties of consciousness or ‘feels’ (or proto-phenomena, proto-feels) provides a metaphysical ground for objective truth about value. He argues that panpsychism affords an explanation for our ability to discern […]

Void Theory

Open removes a cup of hot expresso from Null’s mastectomied chest, spills it black on genitals mutilated as lilies. Loses another version of herself. Waits for the silence of divinity to crack. They have become experiments and deformations. How long till absence achieves pathos? Anna would like to know. Faded summer splits angled grey skin […]

Bodiless

(Reblogged from Identities Journal Lockdown series # 30) Can we afford us any longer? Bodies hurt too much. Their pleasures are less trauma than a geologic diarrhoea. It’s shameful a vaulting planetary economy still uses us – like discovering a cache of unused condoms under pristine sand. No wonder we dream disconnection, communism, or apocalypse; […]

Alexander Wilson on Nonhuman Aesthetics and Disconnection

Alexander Wilson’s  paper ‘What Aesthetics Tells us About Posthumans’ (WA)  provides a synopsis of a challenging account of aesthetics developed at greater length in his new book Aesthesis and Perceptronium (AP). This is nothing less than an aesthetics generalized beyond the human phenomenology cited in philosophies of aesthetic judgement. I’m currently working through AP, so […]