Flugschriften

PublisherFlugschriften2019
The arrow arrives at its destination with a clamor, its blackness marking the arrival of thought from the outside: thought as problem, thought as sabotage.
PublisherFlugschriften2020
“The dark forest theory generalizes on a cosmic level the entropic nature of communication. Its trees grow roots everywhere. We patrol the forest, listening for each other’s steps, all of us hunter and prey… In this forest, one better stay silent or prepare for conflict.”
PublisherFlugschriften2019
The word “geography” literally means “writing the Earth,” and the short pieces collected in this volume represent a wide variety of ways in which this can be accomplished. Each one, in its own way, is a testament to the miraculous coherence which can crystallize within incoherence.
Flugschriften was the name given to small pamphlets at the beginning of the 16th century, not long after the invention of the printing press allowed such texts to be distributed quickly throughout Germany and the rest of Europe. Literally translated as “Flying Writings,” this term speaks of the speed with which information could now be packaged, distributed, and consumed. Media scholar Ronald J. Deibert has noted that Flugschriften were “ideal for circulating a subversive message,” since they were light, disposable, and easily hidden in pockets or other places that large tomes could not hope to escape to. Our series intends to ...
PublisherFlugschriften2020
Here is a definition of paraphrase: (1) A rewording of something written or spoken by someone else, esp. with the aim of making the sense clearer; a free rendering of a passage. And here is a paraphrase of the definition of paraphrase: (1a) A restatement of someone else’s writing or speech, particularly to clarify the meaning; an approximate version. Can there be a definition, in turn, of paraphrase (1a)? No: a definition captures the general linguistic potential of a word or phrase, abstracted from any particular statement. A paraphrase reprises a particular statement, as (1a) reprises (1). For the same reason, there cannot be ...
PublisherFlugschriften2019
Fifteen one-minute songs and an identity defined by its own scattering. Steven Shaviro delves into Tierra Whack’s Whack World to show how it “overwhelms us with a kaleidoscopic variety of ever-shifting feelings,” making sure our senses traverse the contrast, richness and contradiction of a Web 2.0. self.
PublisherFlugschriften2020
“Both embracing and eliding the experience of mediation, (video game environments stage) worldliness for us as a mobile task to explore and engage with, with our eyes, hands, brains, and bodies all participating in seeing and/as doing… Life can thus (also) be redescribed as an ongoing process of navigating between cinema and photography, with image-making becoming a mode of world-making, for gamers and non-gamers alike.”
PublisherFlugschriften2019
“We were also Gothic once. Inside our mind, we shelter coral reefs that resemble this carcass. They are copies or models of these materialized phenomena. Medieval cities are parts of our own mind. To want to understand the spirit that created them and that was created by them is to want to understand oneself. This means we attempt to find our ancestors within our own minds.”
PublisherFlugschriften2019
Translation is imitative yet transformative. It can and routinely does establish a semantic correspondence and a stylistic approximation to the source text. But these relations can never give back that text intact… Change is unavoidable.

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