New editorial at Real Life Mag: https://reallifemag.com/present-perfect/
The latest edition of SPECTRA is now available online: https://spectrajournal.org/14/volume/7/issue/1/ SPECTRA is a peer-reviewed journal of critical, eclectic scholarship that crosses disciplinary bounds. 7.1 includes articles on algorithms and phenomenology, the changing concept of “failure” in neoliberal work environments, and state power after Max Weber. There is also an interview with political theorist Michael Shapiro […]
I’ll be speaking at six conferences this spring. These talks are all based on my dissertation. In chronological order: 1. ASPECT Graduate Conference, 21-23 March. Talk title: “Algorithmic Determinacy and Interpretative Psychedelic Science.” Date/time of presentation: 22 March, 11AM-12:45PM 2. Theorizing the Web, 12-13 April. Talk title: “The Electric Kool Aid Turing Test: Psychedelics, Phenomenology […]
My review of McKenzie Wark’s General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century is available at this link.
I’ve been thinking about the rise of immersive experience as a commodity, i.e. virtual reality, music festivals, interactive theater, Meow Wolf, and the psychedelic renaissance. Maybe because psychedelic drug use has always been accompanied by a rhetoric of experience and immersion. This is from Byung Chul Han’s book Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of […]
Something I wrote for Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance. It’s about why a computational definition of “data” is necessary to understand the relationship between new media/digital technology and political economy — drawing mostly from Wendy Chun, but also McKenzie Wark, Joanna Zylinska and Sarah Kember. Link here.
I will be at the Western Political Science Association Conference in San Diego, 18-20 April 2019. Here’s the abstract for my talk: Machine Learning and the Algorithmic Interpellation of the Future In this paper I explore the impact of machine learning algorithms on the data they process. I make a two-part argument. First, that the […]
“Ordinary Doses” at Real Life Mag https://reallifemag.com/ordinary-doses/
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My doctoral program has released the call for papers for its annual conference — see below: *** Across disciplinary boundaries, the 2017 ASPECT graduate conference seeks to address articulations of aesthetics, politics, and ethics within contested temporalities. Graduate students of any level and irrespective of disciplinary affiliation are encouraged to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words based on […]