Paced rather differently to their Deceived trailer, Hope is the latest trailer released by Bioware, the Star Wars: The Old Republic mmo development team. While all seems to be typically warfare-driven in the montage, when we take it as a whole we encounter exactly what the title infers: hope. But this ‘hope’ is raw, mystical. It’s an experience which no one in the trailer seems...
I love that my research means I get to stew over the things said in these things: Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis Freud, On Sexuality: Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality and Other Works Zizek/Schelling, The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World Meillassoux, After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency Johnston, Badiou, Zizek, and Political Transformations: The...
"Copyfight" of Then
When I was writing my PhD I would occasionally have these isles of mundane examples appear in the midst of discussion. Buffeted by waves of heavy philosophical interrogation and intervention, these places of calm critical reflection on the all-too-familiar seemed to give the discussion effervescence. Copyright, for example, forever classes challenges to its normativity as ‘pirating’ as though to...
Notes from "Iterations of Chaos" (in composition)
What makes Quentin Meillassoux’s After Finitude such an important work is that it turns the all too regular philosophical reasoning of existence on its head. The reading of chaos endorsed by Meillassoux exhibits an unusual sensitivity to non-being, a sensitivity that colours much of the discussion in the latter part of the volume. Herein it is important to note that, at times, this reading enters...