Index of Titles Filed Under 'Magic'

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As part of our publishing program engaged with social activism, Printed Matter published the Artists & Activists Pamphlet Series between 2008 and 2012. Inspired by the legacy of the political pamphlet, these modest format publications offered artists and collectives a space to address some of the social and political concerns of our time and critically examine the concept of art and activism. Twenty pamphlets were created in total, and they were distributed for free at the Printed Matter storefront and included in mail-order packages. Printed Matter is now making the entire series available for free download through our website.
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Publishere-flux2017
The critique of bureaucracy slithers like a sewer—hidden, warm, and necessary—beneath the aging towers of the twentieth-century intellectual metropolis. Arising first as one answer to The Question—namely, what happened in the USSR?—bureaucracy eventually came to replace the bourgeoisie as the preferred explanation for why everything was the way it was. To this day, pseudonyms for bureaucracy remain highly fashionable pieces of conceptual hyperbole. Any characterization of instituted sociality as uniform unfreedom—the spectacle, the body without organs, libidinal economics, Empire, Bloom—has its origins in the bureaucratic obsession with control, as distinct from the bourgeois obsession with ownership… Editorial Editors Art, Technology, and Humanism Boris Groys The ...
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Edie Fake, Jamillah James, Alexis Blair Penney Hosted by MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY Sunday November 18, 2012 2pm The Center for Experimental Lectures is thrilled to present lectures by Edie Fake, Jamillah James, and Alexis Blair Penney, hosted by MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York as part of the museum’s Sunday Sessions program. Artist Edie Fake’s lecture The Sexual Life of Patterns explores the concept of “the weave” in relation to textiles, gender, and the trans body. Extending the logic of intuitive herbalism, magic, and tarot into textile decoration, ornamentation, and repetitive pattern, Fake’s lecture will explore the physical ...
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PublisherFall Semester2016
“Magick is a culture.” So writes Alan Chapman in his Advanced Magick for Beginners. What follows is an effort to take such a claim seriously, and to imagine what the political affordances of magick might be, and what kinds of things those magicians already among us might be doing. The contemporary practice of magick (of the Western esoteric tradition) may be, we will argue, a creative technology of the self. It can work to counter the mandates of the reigning biopolitical regime, of capital’s investment in identity and identity politics, even as some of magick’s instantiations mirror certain instrumental tendencies of capital. ...
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PublisherUrbanomic2019
Robin Mackay is joined by Amy Ireland to talk to Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh about his book Omnicide, lullabies, prisons, nerds, mysticism, assassins, sorcery and hyperstition, practical magic, and more…. Music used in the podcast: ‘Gerye Miayad Mara’ by Homayoun Shajarian Track from ‘Baluchestan Music—The Local Iranian Music’ cassette by unknown artist ‘Beman’ by Aida Shahghasemi
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Math Bass and Travis Boyer Hosted by The Shandaken Project Shandaken, NY Sunday September 2, 2012 7pm The Center for Experimental Lectures invites you to join us upstate over Labor Day weekend for a special out-of- town presentation of new lecture-performances by Math Bass and Travis Boyer hosted by The Shandaken Project. Guests are welcome any time in the afternoon and to stay on after the lectures into the night or overnight for eating, drinking, and camping. New York Based artist Travis Boyer will present a slide lecture that connects Russian painting and Tex-Mex cocktail culture entitled “Any Three Ingredients Makes a ...
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PublisherNew Models2020
ALEX KAZEMI is an online trickster and magick-practicing provocateur. When this episode was pre-released to our Discord community in February, it fomented vidid debate among the hard materialists, gnostic scholars, and woo-woo sympathizers. On this episode, we talk Super Super magazine, new sefirots, and Marilyn Manson’s God complex, all to ask: Can magick be a framework for today’s attention economy? Alex Kazemi’s book “Pop Magick” was published in February by Permuted Press, with an introduction by Rose McGowan.
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Lazaros discusses avoiding the dogmatic nature of religion, cults and religious movements, origins of faith speaking to society, magic, and Mormonism.
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PublisherPrinted Matter2009
Whether you choose to regard it as an illusion, a sleight, a spell, or an invocation, this pamphlet is best thought of in terms of magic(k). This may seem confusing at first, especially since “magic” means many things to many people. The Center for Tactical Magic does not exclusively align itself with any one interpretation of “magic”, in part because it is the vast range of interpretations that give magic(k)—both with and without the “K”—power in the world of meaning. Therefore this mini grimoire is likely to exploit many of your preconceptions of magic(k) in an effort to dislodge your ...
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PublisherLeft Gallery2016
A Caesar cipher is one of the simplest and most widely known encryption techniques. It is a type of substitution cipher in which each letter in a text is replaced by a letter some fixed number of positions down the alphabet. For example, with a left shift of 3, D would be replaced by A, E would become B, and so on. The method is named after Julius Caesar, who used it in his private correspondence. the Caesar cipher is easily broken and in modern practice offers essentially no communication security. The philosopher’s stone is a legendary alchemical substance capable ...

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