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The Cold Big Other. Breakdown [Stub]

This is going to be a long and messy trail of ideas and considerations. I left many questions open in my initial post The Cold Big Other At The End Of Time… 2,779 more words

Artificial Intelligence

The 'horrible' & the 'terrible' & Lust

‘they’re sellin’ you love in a satellite…

Remember your English 102 text, the section on gothic literature. Writers back in the day would… 731 more words

Capitalism

On Robert Lopez's All Back Full

Robert Lopez’s darkly comical collections and novels are full of bizarre, dissolute isolatos moving in and out of desultory relationships, talkative heads navigating through absurd situations, bleak states of mind and being, the mud and murk of day-to-day doldrums. 274 more words

Žižek and the Disintegration of the Big Other and its Return. Note Quote.

One key aspect of the universalization of reflexivity is the resulting desintegration of the big Other, the communal network of social institutions, customs and laws. For Žižek, the big Other was always dead, in the sense that it never existed in the first place as a material thing. 679 more words

Philosophy

Remarks on the Beasts: On Nick Francis Potter’s New Animals

Nick Francis Potter’s New Animals (Subito Press) is a startling book, an unleashing of all-too-human humans and other monsters within wildly conceived spaces. 223 more words

Connecting Dots in Between the Lines: On Gabriel Blackwell's Madeleine E.

A masterfully collaged prose object, Gabriel Blackwell’s Madeleine E. (Outpost19) defies categorization, privileging fusion and hybridity while also openly displaying its parts: essayings on the mind, on identity, on falling, on death, on marriage; obsessively scrutinous, seemingly frame-by-frame analyses of a classic psychological thriller; self-reflexive reveries on writing and, especially, not writing; deconstructions of patriarchy in the form of control of and/or violence against women, whether physical, emotional, psychological, etc. 322 more words