Archive for August 2012

The Open Space of the Future – Liam Sprod

Aug 20th, 2012 | By

From guest blogger and Zero Book author Liam Sprod Slavoj Žižek’s new book The Year of Dreaming Dangerously[1] will be out this year and already the final chapter ‘Signs from the Future’ is available[2].  Here Žižek diagnoses the problem of Marx and twentieth century Marxism as being too futural and thus sliding into an apocalyptic

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Ordering the Aspirations Inside Our Underpants

Aug 8th, 2012 | By

by Guest Blogger Michael Thomsen writes about writing his new book – Levitate the Primate Literal depictions of sex cannot help but act on us in some way. Even a clinical description in a text book has some distant echo in the reader that makes the formalism of biology seem like a cover for something

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Magic Button Theory

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

Guest blogger Kate Gould A little while ago I read an article about the peculiar things people do to their bodies with plastic surgery. There was the usual lunacy: women injecting a neurotoxin into their faces; collagened-up bloody, swollen pouts; Macrolane-filled breasts (a sort of injectable jelly it takes your body 12-18 months to absorb,

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