Monthly Archives: October 2011

Philosophy as object

“…actor-networks, unit operations, alien phenomenology, agentic drift, onticology, guerrilla metaphysics, carnal phenomenology, ontography, agential realism, cosmopolitics, panpsychism, insect media, posthumanism, flat ontology, dark vitalism, prosthetics, territorial assemblage, vibrant materialism, dorsality, distributed intelligence, dark ecology, hyperobjects, realist magic, post-continuity, and other … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #24

‘Andrew Bolt and the making of an opportunist‘ by Anne Summers at The Monthly. These incidents illustrate how readily readers of the blog can be revved up without Bolt explicitly directing them. “He was influenced by Howard’s nod and a … Continue reading

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Permadeath on Hey Ash Whatchya Playing

Remember the last time Hey Ash Whatchya Playing refferenced my Far Cry 2 permadeath run? Yeah, it was funnygood. Well they’ve done it again, and this one is crazy good. Have a watch.

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Ada Lovelace Day 2011: Talking ’bout Ms Morrison

So it’s Ada Lovelace day again, and I thought I’d talk briefly about the impact that Ms Morrison, my year 11 & 12 maths teacher had on me. She was the first (and only) maths teacher to succeed at making … Continue reading

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Presented without comment #23

‘Uncreative Writing‘ by Kenneth Goldsmith at The Chronicle of Higher Education. The prominent literary critic Marjorie Perloff has recently begun using the term “unoriginal genius” to describe this tendency emerging in literature. Her idea is that, because of changes brought … Continue reading

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On the unintended consequences of anti-snark internet culture IRL

In our era of the Internet – an era in which memes and chain emails alike cross from screen to the world and back again  – has the encroachment of snark from the internet undermined our ability to properly mock those … Continue reading

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László Moholy-Nagy

“The reality of our century is technology: the invention, construction and maintenance of machines. To be a user of machines is to be of the spirit of this century. Machines have replaced the transcendental spiritualism of past eras.”  –László Moholy-Nagy … Continue reading

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