Podcasts and Interviews with Douglas Lain about Billy Moon

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Below are some links to interview podcasts with Douglas Lain on Billy Moon, as well as a Twitter conversation we had with my class last Spring. http://fromalpha2omega.podomatic.com/entry/2013-08-11T15_55_49-07_00 http://skiffyandfanty.com/2013/12/27/183-douglas-lain-a-k-a-le-revolutionnaire-billy-moon-an-interview/ http://scifidinerpodcast.com/2013/09/scifi-diner-podcast-ep-184-our-interview-with-author-douglas-lain-billy-moon-from-tor-book/ And here is an earlier conversation with Doug and I (and my class last Spring in HUM 415) that took place on Twitter: https://twitter.com/InvisibleSF/with_replies

Plunderphonia

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These essays by Brian Eno and Chris Cutler are seminal. I am also including Oswald’s essay. These are from an Anthology, Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music, edited by Cox and Warner. Brian Eno, “The Studio as Compositional Tool,” John Oswald, “Bettered by the Borrower: The Ethics of Musical Debt,” and “Plunderphonia” by Chris Cutler […]

Yoko Ono and the Rza

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The opening is her piece, “Play it by Trust” (which you can read about here: http://camstl.org/exhibitions/front-room/yoko-ono-play-it-by-trust/) Yoko Ono turns 82 this February. This was recorded in 2010 when she was 77 years old. By all rights, Ono’s book of instruction poems, “Grapefruit,” should be a part of this class. Although we did not read Deleuze […]

Interviews with Mark Fisher on Capitalist Realism

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Here are some additional resources on Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism, including some pretty good interviews. Pre-Occupying Mark Fisher http://theoccupiedtimes.org/?p=3454 Questioning Capitalist Realism: An Interview with Mark Fisher http://www.spc.org/fuller/interviews/questioning-capitalist-realism-an-interview-with-mark-fisher/ Interview: Mark Fisher by Alex Andrews http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/interview-mark-fisher-on-capitalist-realism-and-more/ Mark Fisher Interviewed by Joe Kennedy http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/capitalist-realism/ Interview of Mark Fisher by Rowan Wilson http://www.readysteadybook.com/Article.aspx?page=markfisher

Mckenzie Wark – "Accelerationism"

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Ken’s contribution to the “Accelerationism” debate has been posted up at Public Seminar Blog. It’s pretty clear and concise and consists of 25 theses. Below are two choice theses (for the sake of brevity): 17. Biopower is not the state’s primary object. Yes, states are arming themselves against their own populations; states are conducting surveillance […]

They Live

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By John Carpenter (USA, 1988) Full Movie   And here is an excerpt from The Perverts Guide to Ideology (USA, 2013). This is Slavoj Zizek on They Live

Steve Shaviro on "Accelerationist Aesthetics"

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Image: Zombie selfie on the set of The Walking Dead. Steve Shaviro’s “Accelerationist Aesthetics: Necessary Inefficiency in Times of Real Subsumption” in e-flux http://www.e-flux.com/journal/accelerationist-aesthetics-necessary-inefficiency-in-times-of-real-subsumption/

Totality for Kids

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“Totality for Kids” by Mckenzie Wark and Erik Loyer From Steve Anderson’s introduction to the project: Editor’s Introduction Legends have their uses, as distillations of the wisdom of events, as ways of passing on a knowledge of situations. History as a discipline dissolves the event back into the archive, turning history (event) into history (text), […]

Billy Moon by Douglas Lain

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I’ll try to find some time to post about Douglas Lain’s debut novel, Billy Moon. http://www.amazon.com/Billy-Moon-Douglas-Lain/dp/0765321726 From Amazon.com In Douglas Lain’s debut novel set during the turbulent year of 1968, Christopher Robin Milne, the inspiration for his father’s fictional creation, struggles to emerge from a manufactured life, in a story of hope and transcendence. Billy Moon was […]

Fukkatsu no hi (Virus: Day of Resurrection) by Kinji Fukasaku

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This is Kinji Fukasaku’s 1980 film, Fukkatsu no hi, bearing the international title Virus. It is one of the most bizarre apocalyptic films I have ever seen. An over-the-top end of the world melodrama. Unbelievable (literally), and yet nonetheless compelling. I kind of love this film. For those who don’t know, Fukasaku was the director of […]