Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium

Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium

Eugene Thacker, McKenzie Wark, Zach Blas, Kate Marshall, Ben Woodard


Essays, articles, works of art, and records taken from and encouraged by way of the symposium on Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with nameless fabrics, which happened on eleven March 2011 on the New institution. Hailed through novelists, philosophers, artists, cinematographers, and architects, Cyclonopedia is a key paintings within the rising domain names of speculative realism and theory-fiction. The textual content has attracted a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary viewers, scary very important debate round the dating among philosophy, geopolitics, geophysics, and paintings. instantaneously a piece of speculative theology, a political samizdat, and a philosophic grimoire, Cyclonopedia is a Deleuzo-Lovecraftian middle-eastern Odyssey populated by way of archeologists, jihadis, oil smugglers, Delta strength officials, heresiarchs, and the corpses of historic gods. taking part in out the book’s personal conception of creativity – “a confusion within which no directly line could be traced or drawn among writer and created – unique inauthenticity” (191) – this multidimensional assortment either faithfully translates the textual content and realizes it as a loving, perforated host of clean heresies. the quantity contains an incisive contribution from the writer explicating a key determine of the radical: the cyclone. CONTENTS: Robin Mackay, “A short historical past of Geotrauma” – McKenzie Wark, “An Inhuman Fiction of Forces” – Benjamin H. Bratton, “Root the Earth: On height Oil Apophenia” – Alisa Andrasek, “Dustism” – Zach Blas, “Queerness, Openness” – Melanie Doherty, “Non-Oedipal Networks and the Inorganic subconscious” – Anthony Sciscione, “Symptomatic Horror: Lovecraft’s ‘The color Out of Space’” – Kate Marshall, “Cyclonopedia as Novel (a meditation on complicity as inauthenticity)” – Alexander R. Galloway, “What is a Hermeneutic Light?” – Eugene Thacker, “Black Infinity; or, Oil Discovers people” – Nicola Masciandaro, “Gourmandized within the Abattoir of Openness” – Dan Mellamphy & Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, “Phileas Fogg, or the Cyclonic Passepartout: at the Alchemical components of battle” – Ben Woodard, “The premature (and Unshapely) Decomposition of Onto-Epistemological Solidity: Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia as Metaphysics” – Ed Keller, “. . .Or, conversing with the Alien, a chorus. . .” – Lionel Maunz, “Receipt of Malice” – Öykü Tekten, “Symposium images” – Reza Negarestani, “Notes at the determine of the Cyclone” punctumbooks.com

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