The city is a factory and we are paranoid machines; subject pre/post, producer of the product that is ourselves, a scattered weave of electronic and experiential commodities. Who needs to believe in advertising when they can believe in themselves, photographed before the latest microbrew … More ANXIETY 1962 – 1963: A Fever Dream Through Digital Capitalism
We have far right ideologies, with material roots in Europe, digitally disseminated through an incoherent and disparate collective of hypermediated young white men, who have no living memory of men as they’ve been told how men should be, but merely a hyperreal ideal … More All that is situated melts into the air.
STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. STOP ENABLING FASCISTS. … More STOP PLATFORMING FAR RIGHT SPEAKERS.
In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface … More Symbolic Excess in the Drag Machine: A Dialectical Reconstitution of Safe Spaces and Transgression
So I’ve been reading the Boogiepop light novels as of late and it’s got me thinking about self-hatred, narcissism and radical alterity. There was a time I wanted to be a counsellor, because I thought being exceedingly depressed was a good foundation for connecting with others. I don’t think I could do that now, simply because it disgusts me too much … More A Derisory Self-Analysis
In The Society of the Spectacle, Debord explores the explosion of mass communication technologies to argue that alienation has entered a second stage of development. Where the first is objects standing in for humans, the second is images standing in for both … More Miscellaneous Notes
Cinema is haunted by a spectral gaze that sees all but is never seen itself; an anticipation of a future not yet apparent; an absent but structuring presence. Like the vanishing point of the perspective painting, cinema constructs its diegesis in relation to a subject who both transcends … More The Hauntology of Cinematic and Electronic Presence
Socialism without feminism is barbarism, the same cybernetic hierarchy of wretched Stalinist bullshit, leftist recuperation of capitalist infrastructure. Patriarchy, death knell of intersectionality, the ability to see beyond the fucking labour market, closed circuit of exchange and production … More The Theft of Feminism, or, Undoing a Hauntology of Privilege
Walking into the OUSA foyer, I am greeted with a sign stating “YOU’RE HOT PROPERTY!”, an advertisement for student job search. Later that night, I walk past a billboard for the University of Otago, with the words “REDEFINE YOUR FUTURE” plastered across … More Hyper Surfing Neoliberal Reality: The Studenthood unto Death
How to heal this rupture everywhere? How to remember and re-enact for a coming justice not yet here? If there is one thing to take from Black Lives Matter, it is that we are the living dead transmigrants of black ghosts and white … More “Am I Next?” Black Lives Matter, Jouissance and the Apocalypse of White Desire