I’m currently revisiting earlier work on Brassier’s (20b13a) short text on improvisation with a view to using the Predictive Coding (PC) account of cognition and agency as framework for understanding the role of improvisation and similar performance in our cognitive economy. The key take home that paper, I think, is its picture of a not-necessarily-human […]
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Last year, I was asked by friends to distill the thesis of the labor of the inhuman in two or three pages. This post is the product of my attempt at capturing the main points. I should add that I have now some critical objections about this piece but that…
Excess, Machine, Culture: Three Plateaus on Noise Aesthetics https://deterritorialinvestigations.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/excess-machine-culture-three-plateaus-on-noise-aesthetics/
I thought you had had yourself whipped again by the Rigger. This time the arabesque of scars seamed over vesicles of doll parts in milky transport. You do not know what freedom would be, at the limit. Its questions are very strict. For now, you suppose there will be proprieties, symbolic alloys, isomorphs. There’s a […]
David Roden – The Noise of the Future: Against Posthuman Ethics from Sonic Acts on Vimeo. A bit Dalek like from a hard night bopping in the Paradiso club, but I remain standing and more or less self-aware throughout. The paper considers Ballard, Brassier and Cronenberg in the light of posthuman theory.
Teresa Gillespie’s video/sound montage from body horror movies evokes the matter hell of an inhuman nature on which the human subject is asymmetrically dependent. As Ben Woodard observes in his commentary on Schelling’s Naturphilosophie, this can still be described as a rational acknowledger of norms; but to treat it as conceptually independent of its ground ignores the complicity […]
Philosophical Catastrophism: Posthumanism as Speculative Aesthetics Traven lost within the blocks With the exhaustion of his supplies, Traven remained within the perimeter of the blocks almost continuously, conserving what strength remained to him to walk slowly down their empty corridors. The infection in his right foot made it difficult for him to replenish his […]