Frédéric Neyrat

“Cosmos and Technology (Dasein’s Planetary Condition)”

In response to Yuk Hui’s essay “For a Cosmotechnical Event,” I argue that the cosmos can only be metaphysically apprehended through a deepening of its astrophysical understanding. This understanding makes the universe—and the Earth—a contingent, historical, and an-archic formation. Dasein …

“Cosmos and Technology (Dasein’s Planetary Condition)”

HOSTING THE GHOST: ON LIMBO AESTHETICS / Alienocene 9

– It’s not the first time in history that the possibility of vhumanity’s extinction is taken seriously. Let’s think about Günther Anders, highlighting humanity’s capacity to produce its self-destruction thanks to the atomic bomb; let’s think about Hans Jonas, warning …

HOSTING THE GHOST: ON LIMBO AESTHETICS / Alienocene 9

Undercomets: On the Structure of Antagonism and the Cosmo-Geological Field

“After the ‘fuori e contro’ (‚outside and against‘) of the operaïst years, the ‘dentro e contro’ (‘inside and against’) of the struggle inside the Italian Communist Party, Mario Tronti’s compass, since Politics at Dusk, indicates a new fighting position: ‘aldilà e …

Undercomets: On the Structure of Antagonism and the Cosmo-Geological Field

Spectral Composition: On Spectral Music, Drone Metal, and Electronic music

read also here taken from the book Ultrablack of Music A somber enthusiasm In this essay, I don’t aim at analyzing a specific genre of music: my goal is rather to grasp a musical configuration encompassing musicians as different as …

Spectral Composition: On Spectral Music, Drone Metal, and Electronic music

The Messianic Messing-Up – Notes on Gianluca Iadema’s Aphàiresis

Prologue: “Something did not work,” a replica of G.S. said, “we do not know why exactly. Some say that the “vessels” could not contain the data and thus were broken. The data were dispersed. Many of them returned to their …

The Messianic Messing-Up – Notes on Gianluca Iadema’s Aphàiresis

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