Nicola Masciandaro

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This set of five pamphlets documents a seminar given recently by Alexander R. Galloway at the Public School New York, a self-organizing educational program where class ideas are generated by the public. “French Theory Today” explores a new generation of French voices—Catherine Malabou, Bernard Stiegler, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Quentin Meillassoux, and François Laruelle—whose work has, to varying degrees, only recently emerged in the English-speaking world. Each night of the seminar consisted of a lecture followed by questions from and discussion with class participants. As Galloway suggests in the online class proposal, the goal was “not to set in aspic a ...
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PublisherPunctum Books2012
“Anything can happen for some weird reason; yet also, without any reason, nothing at all can happen.” — Reza Negarestani, Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials Essays, articles, artworks, and documents taken from and inspired by the symposium on Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials, which took place on 11 March 2011 at The New School. Hailed by novelists, philosophers, artists, cinematographers, and designers, Cyclonopedia is a key work in the emerging domains of speculative realism and theory-fiction. The text has attracted a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary audience, provoking vital debate around the relationship between philosophy, geopolitics, geophysics, and art. At once a ...
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PublisherNoxious Sector2016
Eldritch Priest’s work does not often figure sounds as waves, but instead favours earworms and egregors … abstractions that are themselves equally figured through sound. This field is one of phono-fictions, and the contributions to this volume variously figure out (and in) Priest’s work by leveraging, interrogating, and promulgating the waves of boredom, bullshit, imagination, and analysis that drive it. These contributions are thus (sometimes true) fictions of a special type: they redound in (non)sonic bodies that are never isomorphic with themselves, instead moving parasitically in modulatory resonances that aggregate and dissemble according to logics that exceed sensibility.
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Readings from the collection Audint—Unsound:Undead, as featured in PlaguePod Day 26 0:00 Lisa Blanning, ‘Ghost In The Machine: Hikikomori And Digital Dualism’ (music: DVA [Hi:Emotions], NOTU_URONLINEU, on Hyperdub) 9:53 Steve Goodman, ‘Dossier 37: Unidentified Vibrational Objects on the Plane Of Unbelief’ 25:00 Lendl Barcelos, ‘2014: The Visual Microphone’ 32:35 Shelley Trower, ‘Peripheral Vibrations’ 38:22 Erik Davis, ‘Resonance’ 49:20 Charlie Blake, ‘Sonic Spectralities: Sketches for a Prolegomena to Any Future Xenosonics’ (Music: Haswell and Hecker, ‘Blackest Ever Black’ on Warner Classics) 55:50 Eleni Ikoniadou and Carolin Schnurrer. ‘The Lament’ 1:11:22 Nicola Masciandaro, ‘Purgatory’ (music: Bach, Wölfgang Rübsam, Prelude and Fugue in C Minor/Wo Soll Ich Fliehen hin, on Naxos) 1:23:37 ...

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