#TheoryTime – A Master Thread

  One of the more constant questions I get is whether I archive or store my tweets anywhere. Whilst I understand this, there is something about the immediacy, the fleeting-ness of twitter as a medium that I like - it creates a kind of camaraderie of the people who are around at that moment which … Continue reading #TheoryTime – A Master Thread

Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics II

In his Politics, Aristotle claimed that man was a political animal. By this he meant that the human was predisposed to life within a certain polis, a group, through which all the constituent members could flourish. Noting that other creatures had the same traits, Aristotle added a caveat. What distinguished the polis of man from … Continue reading Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics II

Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics

Like any paradox, the rise of Donald Trump to the rank of serious political phenomena requires a certain amount of critical thinking. How else can we begin to approach this frequently bankrupt billionaire—a bloviating, catch-phrase spouting reality TV star suddenly proclaiming that he is going to be the greatest job’s president in American history? Just … Continue reading Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics

Reframing The Monster: Politics/Ethics/Discourse

Monster (der) Latin: monstrum – to warn. To show. What does it mean to be a monster? In the era of postmodernity, where the notion of normativity has been systematically subjected to that Lyotardian scepticism that has permeated many of the old certainties, how do we approach the figure of the monstrous Other? Throughout culture … Continue reading Reframing The Monster: Politics/Ethics/Discourse

“Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”

"A schzioanalytic thesis: desire’s social investments have, and will continue to possess primacy of place over familial ones."    From their two-volume magnum opus, the French theorists Giles Deleuze and Felix Guattari proposed a number of lines of analysis that explored the limits of desire, politics and the role of the subject. Perhaps one of the most … Continue reading “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”

REVIEW: “Against Austerity” by Richard Seymour

Against Austerity, How We can Fix the Crisis They Made by Richard Seymour, (London, Pluto Press, 2014) Some political and social constructs seem to come ready-made with an air of permanence about them – dropping into public and political discourse with a veneer of doughty solidity. Of course, it is the impression of solidity that … Continue reading REVIEW: “Against Austerity” by Richard Seymour

Radical Decontextualization – Fragments On Photography

I haven’t written anything here for a little while. This was partly out of personal circumstances and partly borne out of conscious choice – I never wanted to write just for the sake of churning out content as theory should always only be done when there’s something to say( TRY to remember that  Slavoj, please…) … Continue reading Radical Decontextualization – Fragments On Photography