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john Scalzi’s Interdependence Trilogy May 12, 2020 Si-Fi & Steven Shaviro & John Scalzi's & Marxism & Economics & Utopia & Dystopia & Capitalist Realism & Dialectical Pessimism Steven Shaviro writing about John Scalzi’s Interdependence Trilogy. Scalzi provides us with a (semi-)utopian alternative, which is a laudable thing Freelancers & COVID-19 May 12, 2020 COVID-19 & Warren Ellis From Warren Ellis’s weekly newsletter —> I said to someone on Friday afternoon, in some shock as it dawned on me: “I’m actually bored.” I mean, Jouissance is flexible May 11, 2020 Jouissance & COVID-19 In my newsletter this week, I’ve been writing about how my thoughts on the flexibility of jouissance. This morning I read the following, which is a Jail is better than the “freedom” to live in isolation? May 11, 2020 Necropolitics When I read this today I was shocked at first but after a few seconds it made started to make sense, which is very sad. In Japan, the number of The Neurotic v. The Pervert May 10, 2020 Neurotic & Pervert & Psychic Structures & Lacan Whenever I teach about the psychological strictires I have an easy time distinguishing between psychotic steuctires and neurotic structires. I’ve The ability to “code” things Apr 28, 2020 Deleuze Need, scarcity, famine, a society can code these, what it cannot code, is when this thing appears, when it says to itself: what is up with these Deleuze on flows Apr 27, 2020 Deleuze Recently I started to read Anti-Oedipus by Deleuze and Guattari, and (of course) I’m having some difficulty understanding it. In an effort to The incarcerated: These in a “state of exception”. & COVID-19 Apr 24, 2020 COVID-19 & State of Exception & Agamben The following is from the _Popular Information email newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. In New York City, at least 1200 inmates and The Uncanny, the Double, dad Ding… Apr 22, 2020 Freud & Das Ding & the Double & Uncanny & Monsterology & Hauntology As a consequence, we comprehend that the whole issue of stigmatization revolves around the “Uncanny”1 problematic. The uncanny, ο “xsenos”(ξένος, Good advice from Taylor Adkins Apr 17, 2020 Taylor Adkins & Podcast & Guattari & Lacan & Name-of-the-Father & Hysteric & Monsterology I was listening to an episode of Cooper Cherry’s Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour Podcast where coop talks with Taylor Adkins and DC Barker At about Paul Kingnorth on just how fragile our “Everyday life” is. Apr 15, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & Paul Kingsnorth & COVID-19 From the most recent edition of author Paul Kingsnorth’s email newsletter: “The pattern of ordinary life, in which so much stays the same from one The lockdown is the “neutron bomb” for the economy Apr 14, 2020 COVID-19 Writing on his blog Interconnected, Matt Webb reminisces about growing up during the Cold War… One of the things we’d talk about was the neutron This is not fine, and it was not fine then either. Apr 13, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & COVID-19 Written by Sean Bonner on his blog. There’s no question that 2020 is shaping up to be a disaster, and people are understandably asking how long We are not all “I this together.” Apr 13, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & COVID-19 This morning I read what I think is a very good article from The Atlantic. The article, by Eric Liu, talks about how many people and institutions Necropolitics Apr 7, 2020 Necropolitics & Namos & Polis & Achille Mbembe I’ve been doing lots of reading on the idea of Necropolitics, a concept articulated by the theorist Achille Mbembe. Here is a bit from the Wikipedia Warren Ellis’s email newsletter Apr 6, 2020 Funny & Warren Ellis One of the main ways I consume content created by others is through email newsletters (the other is through RSS), and one of the newsletters I Keep it fake Mar 31, 2020 COVID-19 & The Real & Lacan & Heat Death & Huantology The effects of the coronavirus, beyond the public health questions, will leave an irreversible impact on the culture. I have been reflecting on what In these liquid times Mar 21, 2020 Liquid Times & Elisabeth Roudinesco & Name-of-the-Father I just received a copy of a the book Philosophy in Turbulent Times by Elisabeth Roudinesco. I’m not going to start it for awhile because I’ve too Hannah Arendt in lies Mar 19, 2020 Arendt & Monsterology & Semblant If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer. 1 Arendt The last teaching of Lacan does not mean we set fire to what came before it Mar 14, 2020 Jacques-Alain Miller & Lacan & The Real The last teaching of Lacan, that I only now address thematically, and with caution, does not invite you to set fire to that which you adored. I Next page