At one point I was in the habit of writing and producing music on an almost-daily basis. It’s the closest I’ve ever gotten to regular religious worship. The lyrics of the second song are taken from an epigraph to this graphic novel. “I knew two things to be true of your world here and there, […]
Yesterday: five hours slicing through apocalyptic gales with my car, listening to Tom Zé and Bill Hicks comedy, around 8PM landed in Baltimore for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference. Coming up: The 22nd-25th of March: Doing Interdisciplinarity, the 2018 ASPECT Conference at Virginia Tech. I will be giving a talk titled “Psychedelic Research and Data Positivism.” […]
I want to tell people why they should read Peli Grietzer, but instead of doing that, I’m going to post this image from Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts In High School which was used to accompany his recent article. Theories of vibe, Blood and Guts, read and then get off the internet.
Wrote this song when I was 17 — still haven’t figured out how to play it the way it sounds in my head.
This came out in the print edition last month and was unpaywalled this week. Immortal Techniques: 23AndMe Makes The Human Body Immortal At Last. Data, biopolitics, Eugene Thacker, Henrietta Lacks, genomic science, technocapitalist domination, deathlessness and more: https://thenewinquiry.com/immortal-techniques/
Retooling “The Human:” A Review of Ashley’s Shew’s Animal Constructions and Technological Knowledge. Link here: https://social-epistemology.com/2018/01/18/retooling-the-human-emma-stamm/
Don’t forget, remember. Remember, remember, remember.
Hi, I’m Emma, 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 digital technology by exploring the use of qualitative, non-digital methods in psychedelic drug research. […]
It’ll always be in progress, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlbdGIdtNv1jrYEu2TpSYP1OdbwGOvU-Y
On the “theory/data” problem, the notion that more data diminishes the need for theorization. Let’s assume this is true for a second: now, instead of developing hypotheses and testing them à la the scientific method, we simply subject our curiosities to computational operations. Feeding more data into better algorithms equals better living (through science!). This vision […]