Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, January 30, 2015

Junkie XL

I reckon Ian Curtis would've made Joy Division sound a lot more like this than New Order, don't you?


Future Talks Outlined

...until mid April at least. I'll fill in some more soon. Like for instance, I'll be in Finland at some point.

Talk at Rice Tomorrow

If you're in the neighborhood I'm doing a lecture in the Kyle Morrow room at the top of the Library, at 1pm on Saturday. It's called:

The Uncanny Valley Is in Fact a Gigantic Plain, Stretching as Far as the Eye Can See in Every Direction

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Audiobook

Get your lovely Hyperobjects audiobook here!

Winnipeg Here We Come

I'm having a bit of a creative streak and I think the talks I'm doing for the University of Manitoba might be some of my very best, he boasted. Not really boasting actually, just really into what I'm going to say up there. Maybe I do best when I'm talking near the Arctic for some reason. ?

Look at this incredible flyer for one of them. It's just like wow.

I'm also talking at the Atmospheres conference next week, and doing a seminar. Please please come and visit.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

MDMA

Never had it? Never mind : ) Here is something almost as good. Listen carefully. I was listening to this on the express train to Edinburgh (passes through Wigan.... : ) ) . Baby Ford's album is titled OOO--how object oriented it that?!

1988...punks on e...


Syriza is not "radical left"

AP, nor is it "anti bailout." It, like the European Central Bank, is opposed to "strict" "austerity" ie acting as if Keynes never existed.

Nice one Greece!

Discuss.



Hotel Volkswagen

Jón Gnarr's play was read in Houston at Studio 101 yesterday afternoon. What a treat. If you're in Houston you should totally go to see it tonight--last chance. It's here! Absurdist, painful, hilarious, brilliant, playful--like a fresh wind blowing through you, as Jón's wife Jøga puts it.

Gnarr is the Best Party founder and part of the extraordinary group of anarcho-surrealist punks in charge of Iceland. Which is one reason Iceland is the best!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Edgar Froese RIP

I've been listening to your music since the early 80s. Loving the early Tangerine Dream, and some of the later TD too. And your solo stuff such as Aqua. Right now I'm listening to Electronic Meditation and I intend to go through them all by tomorrow...

You carried the flame for AMM and all the electronic composers of the age.

You got atonal, improvised, electronic music in the charts. Need I say more?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Björk NYC

Off to NYC in early March for the opening of her show at MOMA. Our Thing will be on sale there. Wow it looks so cozy and cuddly! And breathtaking.

Obviously you should go there.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dorothy and William Wordsworth

My colleague John Mulligan has made this very interesting website on interactions between Dorothy Wordsworth and her brother William. His students did a lot of interesting stuff this last term. It's very nice to click on the words and phrases and see so much detailed explication.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Arca 2






Arca

You know who doesn't suck? The lovely people who work with Björk right now.

One of them is the extraordinary Alejandro, aka Arca, who has worked with Kanye West and who has the most incredible thing, Xen, which you must hear.

He just sent me a special copy of it!! I'm so honored by that!!

In my humble opinion he is a genius and from our conversations so far I'm convinced he could do my job. Easily.