Forerunners: Ideas First
Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship. NOW THROUGH MAY 1, 2017: PURCHASE A PRINT VERSION OF ANY BOOK IN THIS SERIES FOR JUST $5 USING CODE MNFORE AT CHECKOUT.
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Carceral Humanitarianism Logics of Refugee Detention Considering the uneasy alliance between humanitarian aid, human rights, and military operations
The Celebrity Persona Pandemic Making sense of public identities, online and offline
Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics Reckoning the unsettled relationship between aesthetics and politics
The Politics of Bitcoin Software as Right-Wing Extremism The first comprehensive account of Bitcoin’s underlying right-wing politics
Fifty Years of The Battle of Algiers Past as Prologue A fresh, important intervention into understanding our post-9/11 world
The Uberfication of the University The contemporary university’s implications for the future organization of labor
Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age Rethinking the philosophical and anthropological basis of our ontology
How Noise Matters to Finance The stock market is the background of how we begin to deal with the complex imbrication of humans, machines, and noise
Dark Deleuze Rekindling Deleuze’s opposition to what is intolerable about this world
Cinema without Reflection Jacques Derrida’s Echopoiesis and Narcissism Adrift Excavates a theory of cinema in Derrida’s writing on love, narcissism, echopoiesis, and fluidity
Mandela’s Dark Years A Political Theory of Dreaming Inspired by one of Nelson Mandela’s recurring nightmares, Mandela’s Dark Years offers a political reading of dream-life
Martin Heidegger Saved My Life Could there be a bigger paradox than the black man using Martin Heidegger to repel the white woman's racism?
The Geek’s Chihuahua Living with Apple The evolution and meaning of our love affair with Apple and its devices
Deep Mapping the Media City Examines the material spaces in which our networks entangle themselves
No Speed Limit Three Essays on Accelerationism Proposes a vision of survival and flourishing in the face of economic and environmental catastrophe
Mediators Aesthetics, Politics, and the City Toward a theory of the city at the crossroads of aesthetics and politics
The Anthrobscene Critiques the environmental destruction caused by media technologies in the anthropocene era
Aesop’s Anthropology A Multispecies Approach What can we learn about culture from other species?
NewsClick: Busting the Technology Hyperbole of Bitcoin Oct 28, 2016 All concerned citizens should read this book, which is an essential resource for understanding the true stakes of current technological hyperbole.
Inside Higher Ed: The Uberfication of the University Sep 21, 2016 Author discusses new book on the relationship between the "sharing economy" and the erosion of faculty rights.
Meaning the Software: A review of The Politics of Bitcoin Sep 29, 2016 David Golumbia, in his small but important way, is helping wake us to the falsity of our perceived neutrality. Our impartiality. Our objectivity.
Religious Theory: A Darker, Grittier Deleuze Aug 04, 2016 Review of Andrew Culp's DARK DELEUZE
Ending the World as We Know It: An Interview with Andrew Culp Jun 29, 2016 Interview with the author of DARK DELEUZE.