Claire Colebrook on Art and Catastrophe

Here, one of my favourite critical theorists/philosophers Claire Colebrook talks about the role of art in thinking and imagining the end of the world. The bottom line, for her, is that only a certain idea of art as decoupled from our immediate practices and functions, that which always relates to other worlds, allows us to […]

Blade Runner 2049 – first thoughts

I’m still cobbling together thoughts about Blade Runner 2049. At a cinematic level, I appreciated its measured pace. It has an understated melancholy that one often projects onto characters in Dick’s novels. Its architecture of ruination provided a formal theatrical, even operatic, counterpoint to the isolation and brokenness of its protagonists. There were performances to […]

Angelic abstract for Tuning Speculation IV

    Abstract (accepted) for the forthcoming Tuning Speculations in Toronto this November – Angel Spike -The Politics of Advanced Noncompliance The modernist and Promethean projects are self-undermining. The systematic complexity of modern technique precludes binding it to norms or projects. The methods of compliance are noncompliant, disseminative, mutable. Since it rejects givens, purposes and […]

Gathering at the Terminal Beach

  A series of overlapping fragments from disruptive futures. Letters from the Ocean Terminus by David Roden is #NowOnDIS #PostContemporary Image courtesy Christopher Kulendran Thomas A photo posted by DIS (@dismagazine) on Jul 20, 2016 at 3:20pm PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js I’m delighted to see the publication of my theory-fiction “Letters from the Ocean Terminus” in an issue […]