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- Lost in the Rain and the Roar: On Darryl, by Jackie Ess (2021-03-06)
- Transcendental Philosophy Bull Session, with Jackie Ess & Peli Grietzer (2020-06-13)
- XF Seminar Postmortem (2020-05-03)
- Defrag Commit Zero (2019-07-25)
- Whore for Capitalism: On Publishing a Book (2019-07-22)
- Feminisms of the Future, Now: Rethinking Technofeminism and the Manifesto Form (2019-04-22)
- A Question of Will: Laboria Cuboniks in Bratislava (2019-04-10)
- Secrets of the Ooze (2019-03-09)
- On Ethically Convenient Abstractions (2019-03-03)
- Natural Selection Considered Harmful (2019-03-02)
- Disengagement and Drift (2019-02-27)
- Hello, World (2019-02-23)
A partial review of Jackie Ess's debut novel.
Peli and Jackie stayed up all night, talking about transcendental philosophy. This is the transcript.
Some notes following up on a seminar in McKenzie's "Trans Theory as Gender Theory" class, and reflections on the Xenofeminist Manifesto, about 5 years later.
A compilation of half-finished, half-started posts, which have been collecting dust and choking my sense of accomplishment in my ~/src/feral_machines/content/posts/scratch directory. This quickly turned into a sprawling, incoherent omnibus post.
'You know what? Fuck all the journals, all the lit mags, all the respectable outlets. They keep telling me (re: this piece about the industry) things like "We're tightening up our social media platforms, so we're focusing on pieces that we feel will be highly consumable via the platforms. This might be too dark for us at the moment." Or "Would you consider re-working so the tone is jauntier?" Say I make it jaunty and friendly and social-media-ready and a couple respectable people at a couple respectable venues acknowledge my existence for two seconds and I maybe sell a few extra books? That can't be worth it. I just can't see how it's worth it. The more I think about it, the more it should be on a blog, open to everyone and without all the extra bullshit.' And so, a guest post, by Lindsay Lerman.
Esme Hogeveen interviewed me for Issue 132 of C magazine, back in 2016, on the the Xenofeminist Manifesto, and related topics.
Transcript of a talk we gave in Bratislava, in 2017.
A reply to Dom at The Last Instance and Adam at Conflated Automatons, on the subject of "ontological slime" in computation, with much yeggogological meandering.
Brief remark on a common sophism.
A brief historical overview of the relatively few instances where computer virus design and evolutionary computation have intersected.
On coevolution and parasitism in genetic programming and culture.
An introduction to the blog.