Posts Tagged ‘ popular culture ’

Lovecraftian Apophasis

Aug 30th, 2015 | By

A discussion of Graham Harman’s book on Lovecraft. Karl and Nadim got together at the end of the Summer at Athenaeum House, London over a coffee. Karl had recently tried and failed to really engage with Lovecraft whilst Nadim took Harman’s book on holiday with an annotated edition of Lovecraft. After the conversation both agreed

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Non-Stop Inertia – Precarity and the Workplace, a ‘workers society and Dead Man Working

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

In our culture of short-term work, mobile communications and rolling media it seems we are always on the move; but are we really getting anywhere? Non-Stop Inertia argues that this appearance of restless activity conceals and indeed maintains a deep paralysis of thought and action, and that rather than being unquestionable or inevitable, the environment

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Extract: A brief introduction to the study of awkwardness

Nov 1st, 2012 | By
Cover from Zero Books website

Taken from Awkwardness, Adam Kotsko, published by Zero Books Adam Kotsko’s Awkwardness is the kind of criticism — pertinent, witty, sophisticated but without sophistry — in which one can glimpse a culture that doesn’t quite exist. As with the other essays adapted from blogs and published by Zero Books. Awkwardness, in a different America, would

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