Deconcrete has posted an entry entitled Scaled Infinite on Lewis Carrol’s The Hunting of the Snark – An Agony in 8 Fits. The accompanying image of the map of the sea used by the sailors seems the perfect combination of the striated and smooth, concepts developed by Deleuze and Guattari in Plateau 14 “1440: The [...]
The Exhibition Catalog for Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X – 197X magazines is now available at Amazon. The catalog is edited by Beatriz Colomina, and the content is based on research conducted by her students at Princeton.
I just discovered “The Wilderness Downtown“, an interactive video for Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait,” from their new album Suburbs. The project was created and directed by Chris Milk, who is responsible for a number of interesting videos and commercials, including one my favorites.
The first issue of Speculations, a new journal of “speculative realism,” is available here. The journal joins a growing list of online, open-access, peer-reviewed, refereed journals to appear in the past few years (though it is also available as a pdf to download and in an on-demand print version), which is an encouraging development. Even [...]
Earlier this month, Princeton Architectural Press published Bioreboot :The Architecture of R&Sie(n) by Giovanni Corbellini, Alessandro Rocca and François Roche. The book is the most comprehensive overview so far of R&Sie(n)’s work to appear in print, representing 19 projects accompanied by imagery, photos and insightful essays that will appeal as much (if not more) to [...]
I recently read Deleuze’s Philosophical Lineage, which provides brief but informative introductions to Deleuze’s connection to and use of other thinkers from a variety of disciplines. There are philosophical mainstays (e.g. Plato and Heidegger), figures to whom Deleuze has devoted entire books (e.g. Leibniz and Kant), those he considers and ally (e.g. Bergson), those he [...]
Not a movie but a conceptual art piece…like watching the universe die over a period of about seven billion years…I stayed awhile. Because even when something happens, you’re waiting for it to happen. -Richard Elster on 24 Hour Psycho Don DeLillo’s latest novel, Point Omega, like his (perhaps) greatest novel, Underworld, opens by restaging a [...]