Final Pli CFP -- strongly recommended
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS ON THE TOPIC OF CONTINGENCY DEADLINE 31ST OF AUGUST PLI, THE WARWICK JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY Pli invites submissions for the next volume (22) on the topic of Contingency. Recently, contingency has been reassessed (Meillassoux, After Finitude) in ways which bring that notion back into the centre of the contemporary philosophical debate. For the next volume of Pli we welcome...
Because nothing is as good as you can imagine it. No one is as beautiful as she...– Chuck Palahniuk (Asfixia) (via pigtailsandcombatboots) Palahniuk’s point is particularly fun because he makes fantasy ‘material’ here. The objective properties of the object are altered by their framing: fantasy coordinates our desire to the point where we don’t even have to...
The Lark, an emergency support act while they...
in case of an emergency here is a lovely recipe to help you through the cold weather in our absence using an 18year old sherry finished Glenfiddich Bobby Burns 45ml 18 y/old Glenfiddich Scotch (go on spoil yourself) 10ml of Bendictine Liqueur 10ml of Sweet vermouth a dash of Angostura bitters Method- gently stir all ingredients in a mixing glass filled w/ice strain into a chilled...
The lamella email
One of those random late night email replies… And let’s be honest: when you’re tired those lost objects do start to break into reality through the cracks. Hi X., Please go beyond Hegel. That is where we shall start. The lamella is explained quite well by Lacan himself in several of his seminars, so it might be worth tracking those down. Zizek discusses it in many places...
The Final ASCP CFP: closes 31 July
See you there if you can make it! Announcement: Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference 2010 The University of Queensland, Brisbane. December 3rd -5th 2010 The conference theme is Affect : The question of affect is at the heart of philosophy, a question at the nexus of ethics, aesthetics, the ontology of the real, the nature of knowledge, the phenomena of...
America, are you happy? The emotional words contained in hundreds of millions of...– Twitter mood maps reveal emotional states of America - tech - 21 July 2010 - New Scientist Oh, for the love of all reason: has no one heard of context! Taking a normative approach to words’ meanings is like the pot calling the kettle black.
Jessi Slaughter ("You dun goof'd" / "The... →
4Chan Puts 11-Year Old Girl in Her Place - This or... →
Quite a good overview of the recent “Leonhardt v. 4Chan” events by Rebecca Kelly that highlights how those who know the ‘materiality’ of the internet can trump the ephemera of vitriol. Of course, Kelly’s analysis does push the blame on Jessica Leonhardt and her father, but does this by citing 4Chan’s actions as de rigueur.
From the Ground to the Other's Desire, and back...
Well, I’ve finished all the person-to-person teaching for the maiden voyage of Contemporary Philosophy and Popular Culture; and wow, it’s been one amazing ride. I don’t think I designed the best course in the world, but CPPC did seem to have a certain conceptual ‘hook’ that made riffing about the Real and the fantasmatic quite easy. The early days on the...
So the plants perform a sort of biological light computation, using information...– BBC News - Plants ‘can think and remember’ I wonder what plants’ wisdom is like if that’s the information… Is botanical truth, error, and wisdom even possible? Teaching the definition of ‘information’ to 17-yr old undergrads can infer as much at times....
Bad Weather Policy: The Market will operate rain, hail or shine.– South Bank Lifestyle Market - Brisbane It’s a very Lacanian policy: ne pas céder sur son desir! (do not give way on your desire!)