Post by: Joseph Nechvatal

Biopolitics, Documentation, PhiloFiction

Book Review of The Posthuman by Rosi Braidotti

9 Aug , 2015  

Contemporary philosopher and feminist theoretician, Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman is a rather academically heavy book in terms of esoteric cryptic jargon (for some) that skims from Spinoza, Deleuze, Foucault, Latour, Haraway and others. Regardless, it is a rather enthralling Cultural Studies related look into the sometimes frightening, sometimes hysterical, glittering ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

On Jean Baudrillard’s Pataphysics

3 Aug , 2015  

The cultural philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s birthday is on July 27th and I thought it might be worthwhile to review his very first text, one that is relatively unknown to the general public. Many in the art world are familiar at least with ideas from his seminal 1981 book Simulacra and ...