Archive for May, 2009

Wormed Earth


The small function of decay(of the tiny worm) meets the colossal destruction of the worm with the Riftworm (from Gears of War) the Antlions (Half Life 2), the Sandworms of Dune, the Graboids from Tremors, the cytidic Mongolian death worm and Poe’s Conqueror Worm.

Here I hope to take up ‘Continental Science fiction as a research program following Graham Harman (Collapse IV, p. 332-333). The errant signals, distress calls, and anomalous readings of science fiction lead to the Cthuluoid ethical dilemma of an encounter with the weird. One codification of the weird is in the trope of the found […]

“In places it rose into horrible, fantastic mounds, which seemed almost to quiver, as with a quiet life, when the wind blew across them. Here and there it took on the forms of vast fingers, and in others it just spread out flat and smooth and treacherous. Odd places, it appeared as grotesque stunted trees, […]

From My Work is not yet Done: “A: There is no grand scheme of things. B: If there were a grand scheme of things, the fact – the fact – that we are not equipped to perceive it, either by natural or supernatural means, is a nightmarish obscenity. C: The very notion of a grand […]

Mad Speculation


Amidst the errata of Badiou’s Logics of Worlds is this interesting note on Kant: “Kant is the one author for whom I cannot feel any kinship. Everything in him exasperates me, above all his legalism – always asking Quid Juris? Or ‘Haven’t you crossed the limit?’ – combined, as in today’s United States, with a […]