Craig Hickman

Dark Comedy: The Irony of the Banal; or, The Metamorphoschizolibidinal Machine

I’ve noted since 1986 that a good 65% of the people in metropolitan bus terminals between the hours of midnight and 6: 00 A.M. tend to qualify as Lynchian figures— flamboyantly unattractive, enfeebled, grotesque, freighted with a woe out of …

Dark Comedy: The Irony of the Banal; or, The Metamorphoschizolibidinal Machine

Dystopia and the Surveillance State

“Surveillance capitalism unilaterally claims human experience as free raw material for translation into behavioral data.”― Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism “Throughout history, social control has been inseparable from the harvesting of personal information.”—Josh Chin and Liza Lin, Surveillance …

Dystopia and the Surveillance State

Speculative Posthumanism: The Inhuman Core of Speculative Non-Metaphysics

In ancient times religion was a form of binding, obligation, and bond between the divine and human. After the Enlightenment this binding was severed, and irreligion cut the bonds or knots that held the human to its objective sense of …

Speculative Posthumanism: The Inhuman Core of Speculative Non-Metaphysics

The Seduction of the Real

“The world is an illusion.” —Valentinus “…images precede the Real.” —Jean Baudrillard “What I call Integral Reality is the perpetrating on the world of an unlimited operational project whereby everything becomes real, everything becomes visible and transparent, everything is ‘liberated’…”.1 Child …

The Seduction of the Real

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