Friday, July 31, 2020
The Use and Abuse of Blockbusters for Life: Movies and Memes in the Age of Viral Collapse
Lately, I have been considering a hopelessly naive question, namely: What is popular culture for? Or, more to the point how does it function...
Saturday, July 18, 2020
A Habitus for the Rest of Us: Lantoine on Spinoza and Disposition
Jacques-Louis Lantoine's L'Intelligence de la pratique: Le Concept de disposition chez Spinoza is a contribution to what I have call...
Sunday, July 05, 2020
The Most Dangerous Myths: On Ready or Not and The Hunt
Hollywood B pictures often come in twos. Somehow, almost inexplicably, we get two movies about undersea monsters, Leviathan and Deepstar Six...
Sunday, June 21, 2020
Anti-Racist Noir: On Odds Against Tomorrow
For Ted Stolze A few weeks into the pandemic lockdown I went through a brief noir phase. It was somehow easier to watch films from a very di...
Saturday, June 06, 2020
Work and Production: On Fischbach's Après la Production
One of the common criticism of Marx is that his thought is dominated by production. Philosophers from Jean Baudrillard to Hannah Arendt have...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Neo-Feudalism with Capitalist Characteristics: A Response to Jodi Dean
I had the chance to respond to Jodi Dean's Communism or Neo-Feudalism at Red May. The following are are a revised version of my response.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Writing Rifts: On Balibar's Écrits I and II
Anyone who has read this blog knows that I am influenced by the work of Etienne Balibar. His work has profoundly shaped my published wo...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Everybody Loves Kim: Breaking Bad on Better Call Saul
Breaking Bad and its spinoff/prequel Better Call Saul began with a premise that is familiar to nearly everyone. A mild mannered chemistry ...
Saturday, May 02, 2020
Right Workerism: Or, Class Struggle in Reverse
I had played with the concept of idea of what I called "right workerism," the way in which work, and the value of work, becam...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
We Other Monsters: Living in the Interregnum with Citton and Rasmi
From Retro-Scifi arts instagram page Yves Citton and Jacopo Rasmi's book Générations Collapsonautes: Naviguer par temps d'effo...
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