Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Book

Just got a copy of Graham Harman's Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012, Zero Books) because I promised to write a paper on Lovecraft and Deleuze that's due next Fall. Harman's argument is that Lovecraft's work has presented a particular body of inspiration to the Speculative Realist philosophers. So it will be interesting to see what Harman makes of Lovecraft. I will be doing other things with Lovecraft, but that's all well and good. I actually began to realize that I really liked Deleuze and Guattari when I starting finding all the Lovecraft references in Mille Plateau.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

New FlowTV column on Google Glass

My third, and final, column for FlowTV is now online:

It's a return to the discussion of Glass, but in particular I wanted to look at the narrative about Glass presented by their recent public relations video. It's not about the possibilities of Glass itself, but how these media texts seem to be emphasizing certain features over others.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

New books

Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska, Life After New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Programmed Visions: Software and Memory

Rob Shields and Eric Vallee, Demystifying Deleuze: An Introductory Assemblage of Crucial Concepts

Stanislaw Lem (trans J. Zylinska) Summa Technologiae

Nikolas Rose and Joelle M Abi-Rached, Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

Ulrik Ekman (ed) Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing

Rich Ling, Taken for Grantedness: The Embedding of Mobile Communication Into Society [Just set this as one of the texts for my fall grad class in Comm and Tech]

Cara Wallis, Technomobility in China

I should give more information, like publishers, summaries, and such, but I ain't got time.