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Members and friends of Acid Horizon meet with Stuart Kendall to discuss the work of 20th century writer Georges Bataille. Bataille is a unique figure in French thought whose work spans various milieus from literature to politics. As an opponent of fascism, liberalism, and the real-existing communism of his day, he and his associates endeavored to f…
 
Members and friends of Acid Horizon meet with Stuart Kendall to discuss the work of 20th century writer Georges Bataille. Bataille is a unique figure in French thought whose work spans various milieus from literature to politics. As an opponent of fascism, liberalism, and the real-existing communism of his day, he and his associates endeavored to f…
 
What was the Lacanian left and what is its future? A long-distance conversation held over Whatsapp audio messages while driving, out walking or cooking dinner over the course of several months between Daniel Tutt and Gabriel Tupinambá. Tupinambá is the author of The Desire of Psychoanalysis: Exercises in Lacanian Theory and Tutt is the author of Ps…
 
On this episode Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam take a close look at Gilles Deleuze's essay "Immanence: A Life", one of his final writings in which he describes immanence as a 'transcendental field'. Deleuze makes use of a lesser known work by Charles Dickens entitled “The Same Respected Friend in More Aspects Than One", casting the events of the story…
 
Beyond reflexive impotence and mental anguish, how do we find each other as comrades and begin the process of collective healing that rekindles the revolutionary spirit? This is the question Gareth Watkins invites us to consider, as Adam, Will, and Corey discuss his article "What Happened to the Communal Revolutionary Spirit?", focusing on the poli…
 
On this episode we're going to be looking at the work of Aime Césaire, focusing on his 1950 work Discourse on Colonialism, Césaire was a Martinician poet and communist politician who was one of the leading figures in the emancipatory movements of the French-speaking colonial sphere, as well as a poetic voice central to the cultivation of contempora…
 
We remember the basics of CQC one draw at a time as we go back to the long road of woe that is Metal Gear to play the strange PSP tactical spin-off Metal Gear Acid 2! There are ABSOLUTELY talk about the entire franchise, because we just love/hate Metal Gear too much not to go all over, so be warned about the spoilers. But otherwise, enjoy this ridi…
 
On this episode, Will and Adam from Acid Horizon speak with Thomas Nail about his book “Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism”. They discuss the origins of Marx’s theory of matter based on his doctoral dissertation on Epicurean philosophy, his critique of rigid atomism, and his dynamic theory of matter in motion that reveals its innate capacity…
 
Daniel Tutt sits down with the prolific writer and thinker Richard Seymour, Co-Founder of Salvage Magazine and author of The Meaning of David Cameron (2010), Unhitched (2013), Against Austerity (2014) and Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics (2016). Since 2016, Seymour has turned to Lacanian theory in his writing and analysis of contempo…
 
Craig, Adam, and Terry (from our last Kant episode) are joined by Schelling scholar Christopher Satoor to explore the early work of Friedrich Schelling. Schelling tried to deduce the harmony of the conditions of experience and the productive activity of nature, and through a dynamic of intensities and forces aimed to synthesize and transcend the Sp…
 
In this episode of Zer0 Books Archives, Craig of Acid Horizon is joined by Adam Kotsko to discuss his oeuvre on uncomfortable feelings both as they are felt and operationalized under neoliberal hegemony. Adam's most recent work on the subject can be found in his book 'Creepiness' (Zer0 books, 2015), but the discussion traverses both a broad and nua…
 
In this episode, the cast is joined by Noah, patron and reading group participant. Together we unpack Deleuze and Guattari's concept of 'nomadology' or 'nomadism' as it is laid out in A Thousand Plateaus and in other areas of their work. We invite you to join our future discussions! To become a member of the A Thousand Plateaus reading group, simpl…
 
On this episode, the buddies revisit Fisher's blogpost "Terminator Versus Avatar" and explore its extended implications for the contemporary. Support Zer0 Books on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zerobooks Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubZeroBooks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeroBooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zer0books ----- Other links: C…
 
Abnormal Mapping is here to talk about two Sonic games that were designed for the Game Gear and the first generation of dedicated handheld games and why they often were saddled with the reputations they would carry with them for decades to come. These games are all right tho! Also an extended what we’ve been playing, featuring Jack Chaos and Metroi…
 
Landon Frim and Harrison Fluss are joined by interviewer Daniel Tutt to discuss how philosophers are thinking the ecological crisis. Fluss and Frim argue the two dominant strains of thinking ecology today, Accelerationism and Gaian philosophies are ultimately inadequate frameworks because they reject the human frame as grounding politics; each seek…
 
Terms like 'simulation' and 'hyperreal' are sometimes bandied about with respect to our experience of media--but what is the structure of these concepts as Baudrillard lays them out? Moreover, how can we use these concepts to make sense of the present global crises? Craig, Will, and Adam are joined by Cooper from Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour to …
 
On this episode of Convergences Adam from Acid Horizon is joined by Palestine Action activist and researcher Kieron Turner to discuss the work of Cedric Robinson and his landmark 1983 work Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. We’re going to be covering Robinson’s life and work, his dialectical analysis of the historical and ide…
 
On today’s episode of Acid Horizon, we are joined by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rae Armantrout to discuss her most recent collection of poetry entitled Finalists. We discussed the often explicitly philosophical dimension of Rae’s writing, particularly as it relates to notions of consciousness, cybernetics, and psychoanalysis. Finalists is now out …
 
A special mid-month Abnormal Mapping is summoned into the grail war! Em is joined by their friend Kim to talk about the humble origin of a massive media franchise and the experience of playing a massive visual novel with a lot of competing ideas that might not always gel together perfectly. That said, Fate is pretty cool, so we had a great time! If…
 
The buddies step away from the CCRU this episode (though maybe not too far) and turn their attention to Mark Fisher's take on Stanley K.'s last film, Eyes Wide Shut. We'll be discussing ritual, eroticism, conspiracism, and the dreary spectacle of Power blog post: https://egressac.wordpress.com/2004/0... Support Zer0 Books on Patreon: https://www.pa…
 
In this episode, we close out our set of engagements on pedagogy and the contemporary student experience. This time, we are joined by Vernon Cisney, a professor and the author and editor of several books on Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault, and others, and his student, Ryder. Of course, each of them provides an account of the various encounters that led …
 
The Buddies convene for a discussion with Amy Ireland. Support Zer0 Books on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zerobooks Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubZeroBooks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeroBooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zer0books ----- Other links: Check out the projects of some of the new contributors to Zer0 Books: Acid Horizon Patre…
 
Profane Illuminations is: @profaneshow @laborkyle @thelitcritguy SUGGESTED READING Genesis 2:8 - 3:24 Thomas More, Utopia CLR James, The Black Jacobins Kristin Ross, Communal Luxury Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project Fredriech Engels, Socialism, Utopian and Scientific William Morris, News from Nowhere Gerald Winstanley, A Declaration From the Poo…
 
We opened up our GBAs and DSes for a parade of classic Nintendo bangers as we talk about when video games were joyful and rhythm games were about learning actual ass rhythm. It’s a big episode, with lots of music, and I hope everyone enjoys! Send us questions about our game clubs, other games, or gaming in general to abnormalmappingpodcast@gmail.co…
 
This is your Inner Experience, and today we’re joined by Eden, editor-in-chief over at the HeavyBlogisHeavy and cohost of the Death//Sentence Podcast to discuss the theory, phenomenology, and fictional contours of Magic Realism as an abundance of everyday meaning. For this we read Eden’s essay 'On The Radical Escapism of Magic Realism, or, How to B…
 
Interviewer Daniel Tutt speaks with author Doug Greene about his upcoming book. Should socialists cooperate with the Democratic Party? What does the ideas and vision of the founder of the largest socialist organization in America, the DSA, inform the "common sense" of America's contemporary left? Support Zer0 Books on Patreon: https://www.patreon.c…
 
This week, we continue our exploration of the work of Mark Fisher with an extensive interview with his friend and collaborator Robin Mackay. Last week, we dipped our collective toe into the blogosphere of the mid-2000s, discussing hyperstition, 70s pulp sci-fi and some of Fisher's most enduring weird and eerie interests. Lurking in the background w…
 
Acid Horizon and Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour team up for a Q&A. Subscribe to Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/muhh Subscribe to Acid Horizon on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acidhorizonpodcast Merch: http://www.crit-drip.com Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/169wvvhi Zer0 Books YouTube …
 
On this episode, we wrap up on our first A Thousand Plateaus reading group by discussing The Rhizome with Sam, one of attendees. We talk about the perspectives of rhizomatic vs tree-like forms of connective and semiotic structures, using paradigmatic examples from Chomskyan linguistics, Frank Herbert's Dune, and the dynamics of music and genre form…
 
A retrospective of the life and work of Sylvère Lotringer. Owen Hatherley on Zero: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/ze... Owen's other recent work: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3789... https://repeaterbooks.com/product/red... Support Zer0 Books on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zerobooks Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubZeroBooks Facebook: https…
 
On this episode of the Zer0 Books Archive, Will interviews Grafton Tanner about his 2016 book Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts. Grafton works at the University of Georgia, in the Department of Communication Studies, and has written two more recent books, apt for our contemporary moment: The Circle of the Snake: Nostalgia…
 
Sacred time is here! We light the fires and huddle our tula around the ring as we tell tales of old and mishaps aplenty in the dangerous world of Glorantha as we talk about this classic narrative strategy game! Also, because it’s us, lots of JRPG updates and many other things besides in this lengthy episode. Praise to Orlanth! Send us questions abo…
 
Last year, Buddies Without Organs explored the works of Gilles Deleuze. Now, in association with Zer0 Books, we are turning towards the lesser-known works of Mark Fisher. Fisher is a writer we all already love, and we felt he'd be great to read together. We're starting as we intend to go on with a oft-neglected post from the Hyperstition blog about…
 
On this episode, the gang takes a look at Antonio Negri’s and Felix Guattari’s 1985 cowritten essay, “Communists Like US”. Guattari and Negri take a look at the state of socialist governmentality and examine the causes of the failure of the worker movement in Italy in the late seventies. The outlook seems bleak, but in these developments Negri and …
 
On this episode of Inner Experience we welcome in 2022 with our friend Chuck LeBlanc, a psychotherapist based in Canada and host of the Couch to Couch podcast, to talk about his therapeutic practice. Chuck takes us through his influences from the Positive Psychologist Carl Rogers to Gilles Deleuze and Alfred North Whitehead, and explains the method…
 
On this episode of Zer0 Books Archives, Will and Craig of Acid Horizon are joined by Stephen Shapiro and Philip Barnard to discuss their translation of Guery’s and Deluele’s The Productive Body. The Productive Body was a remarkably influential text that was foundational to Foucault’s treatment of the body in works such as Discipline and Punish. Yet…
 
Today, Adam from Acid Horizon welcomes Jacob Blumenfeld into the Zer0 Books Archives to discuss his 2018 Zer0 Books text All Things Are Nothing To Me: The Unique Philosophy of Max Stirner. Adam and Jacob discuss the context and legacy of this often-forgotten thinker of the left and a key influence on Marx and Engels in their development of dialecti…
 
On this episode, we are joined by listener and philosophy student Rique to discuss his academic experience. We follow Rique through his intellectual and personal development as a student of philosophy. He discusses the importance of the relationships he’s developed with faculty and the process of applying to graduate programs. Also on the docket fo…
 
The end of the year of JRPGs ends with a game exploring the very limits of the genre and pushing into the modern conception of RPG meta text. Gone are the battles and dungeons, remaining are quests and levels and the question of what is it all for. Also, some really funky guys. So many cool, funky guys. Join us as we close the book on this strange …
 
On this episode of Acid Horizon we are joined by Jason Read, a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Maine, to discuss one of his essays on Spinoza and Marx. The title is 'The Order and Connection of Ideology Is the Same as the Order and Connection of Exploitation', and will appear in his forthcoming book Double Shift. In it, Read a…
 
On this episode of Acid Horizon, we're joined by Professor Gary Genosko to discuss essays from Machinic Eros, a collection of Felix Guattari's writings and interviews from this cultural exchange trips to Japan. We explore notions of machinic value and machinic enslavement, as well as control societies and Guattari's enthusiasm for the Free Radio Mo…
 
Fresh back from a brief hiatus last month, the Acid Horizon crew kick things off with the latest edition of Answers without Organs. In this episode Craig, Will, Matt, and Adam answer queries from patrons and twitter followers on such topics as: the use of psychoanalysis in political thought today, the meaning of philosophizing, getting critical the…
 
We’re back as we take a sharp left from our projected game club and play the newest of new releases, the hot new Microsoft Tentpole, HaForza Horizon 5! Please enjoy this sprawling conversation about everything from driving mechanics, to radio stations in games, our problems with live service games, to liberal progressive ideas of tourism and repres…
 
In this short episode, Adam reads his text "Demos, Kratos, Autos, Nomos: A Fragmentary Expenditure" in which he ruminates on the etymological origins of democracy, law, and of the power of people, distinct from its reification as 'The People', which grounds the notion of representative political institutions. Adam invites us to consider the distinc…
 
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