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.
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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
The Celebrity Persona Pandemic Making sense of public identities, online and offline
Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age Rethinking the philosophical and anthropological basis of our ontology
The Anthrobscene Critiques the environmental destruction caused by media technologies in the anthropocene era
Deep Mapping the Media City Examines the material spaces in which our networks entangle themselves
Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics Reckoning the unsettled relationship between aesthetics and politics
The Uberfication of the University The contemporary university’s implications for the future organization of labor
Mediators Aesthetics, Politics, and the City Toward a theory of the city at the crossroads of 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
No Speed Limit Three Essays on Accelerationism Proposes a vision of survival and flourishing in the face of economic and environmental catastrophe
Aesop’s Anthropology A Multispecies Approach What can we learn about culture from other species?
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
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
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
How Apple's transcendent chihuahua killed the revolution Jun 16, 2015 Longreads excerpt of Ian Bogost's The Geek's Chihuahua.
PopMatters: Geeks, Chihuahuas, and Our Obsessions With iPhones Jun 11, 2015 THE GEEK'S CHIHUAHUA (by Ian Bogost) makes clear that Apple and iPhones are changing us in ways we might not realize. Here's how.
Archinect: Deep Mapping the Media City Jun 15, 2015 Shannon Mattern's book argues cities have been “mediated, and intelligent, for millenia.”
The Atlantic: A Master Key to the Ultimate Dumb Device Apr 22, 2015 Ian Bogost, author of THE GEEK'S CHIHUAHUA (among other Minnesota books), on Apple's practices of tethering people to devices they might not want anymore.
New Criticals Review of Jussi Parikka's 'The Anthrobscene' Mar 03, 2015 New Criticals Review of Jussi Parikka's 'The Anthrobscene'