Monthly Archives: July 2017

Market Ecstasis

The transactions of capitalism continue beyond the limits of knowledge into the uncertainty of the future and the opacity of distance. Our exposure to opaque markets – where our fate is subjected to the whims of unknown transactions – increases … Continue reading

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Some Aphorisms

Cambodian Traffic The direction of Chinese script gradually Latinized, until now it marches rightwards to Rome. Though given the chance, it still reverts to the old ways, descending down wall-scrolls, and sneaking leftwards over temples and tea houses. In these … Continue reading

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Financial Aesthetics

Capitalism is blind to an essential aspect of its own operations, and this blindness is an Achilles heel where the system is vulnerable to revolutionary transformation. It fails to adequately register its own objective, namely the accumulation of money, which … Continue reading

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Planetary Literature

Maurice Blanchot considered ‘literature’ as generic writing, meaning that it’s uncontained within genres, and  any writing might be literature, so long as reading becomes an unanchored, drifting experience of the sui generis where the faculties of sense are abandoned to reverie.  This is an experience where writing and … Continue reading

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Chinese Recreation

I’m often pestered by students asking questions about my ‘free time’… they apparently want to become involved in my life, so I can be their foreign friend. This fantasy is suggestive of how free time is coded economically. Obviously, leisure and entertainment are purportedly … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Secularity

Secularization leaves remainders of infantile idealism which Englightenment fails to metabolize. Those unsublimated residues are sources of enjoyment and trauma. We limit our exposure to these residues which endanger our representations. And it is for that defense that we historicize, … Continue reading

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