My review of McKenzie Wark’s General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century is available at this link.
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.
“Ordinary Doses” at Real Life Mag https://reallifemag.com/ordinary-doses/
An original tale of love and machine learning. PDF >> “Dimensionality Curses” Published by Oasis Journal, a project of Holum Press.
This came out in the print edition last month and was unpaywalled this week. Immortal Techniques: 23AndMe Makes The Human Body Immortal At Last. Immortal Techniques
Published in the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective: https://social-epistemology.com/2018/01/18/retooling-the-human-emma-stamm/
Hello! I’m Emma Stamm. Welcome to my website. I’m a PhD candidate in ASPECT and instructor in the Political Science department at Virginia Tech. My research is interdisciplinary, spanning political theory, continental philosophy and STS. My dissertation addresses the epistemic impact of computation by exploring the use of digital methods in research on psychedelic drugs.… Continue reading about
Recently I’ve discovered some overlaps between various works of contemporary psychedelic scholarship. Over the summer I started reading Nicolas Langlitz’s book Neuropsychedelia and came across the work of Chris Letheby not long after (when he himself reached out to me after an introduction I made on a grad student listserv… +1 for email networking). Letheby co-authored a philosophical paper… Continue reading opaque, fragile and performative selfhoods
“I’ve invented nothing; I’ve simply been the secretary of my sensations” — Emil Cioran
Gayatri Spivak on J.M. Coetzee: “It is this particular ambivalence in poems that seems exciting for this translator to access, as she makes the mistake of thinking the named subject is she. Thus the ambivalence seems to offer a codicil to that bit in Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians that she had so liked: how… Continue reading ambivalence, flirting games, translating, seeing you seeing me