Resources

WEEK 2: THE UNIVERSE OF THINGS

Rebekah Sheldon—Form / Matter / Chora: Object-Oriented Ontology and Feminist New Materialism (in The Nonhuman Turn) (2015)

Sara Ahmed—Orientations: Toward a Queer Phenomenology (2006)

A different version exists as Ch. 1 of Queer Phenomenologies (2006)

Steven Shaviro—The Universe of Things, Ch. 7: Aisthesis (+ Introduction (pp. 1-13) highly recommended for context) (2014)

WEEK 3: TECHNOLOGIES WORK US OVER COMPLETELY

Bernard Stiegler—Memory (from Critical Terms for Media Studies) (2010)

Anna Munster—An Aesthesia of Networks, Ch. 4: Going Viral: Contagion as Networked Affect, Networked Refrain (2013)

Donna Haraway—A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century (p. 5-90) (1985)

WEEK 4: CYBERCAPITALIST CATASTROPHE

Nigel Thrift—Pass It On : Towards a Political Economy of Propensity (2008)

David Bates—Unity, Plasticity, Catastrophe: Order and Pathology in the Cybernetic Era (2014)

Dean Lockwood & Rob Coley—Cloud Time, Ch. 2: Parasite Regime & Inception (introduction) (2012)

WEEK 5: MÈTIS, a SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY

Keller Easterling—Disposition (2010)

Chris Fleming & John O’Carroll—The Art of the Hoax (2010)

Vinciane Despret—The Enigma of the Raven (2002)

WEEK 6: WHEN YOU CUT INTO THE PRESENT THE FUTURE LEAKS OUT

Mark B. N. Hansen—Our Predictive Condition; or, Prediction in the Wild (in The Nonhuman Turn) (2015)

Pamela Lee—”Ultramoderne”, or how George Kubler Stole the Time in Sixties Art (2001)

Karen Barad—Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter (2003).

Expanded version, as Ch. 4—Agential Realism— of Meeting the Universe Halfway. (2007) Notes.

WEEK 7: HERETICAL FORMATIONS

Brian Massumi—The Supernormal Animal (in The Nonhuman Turn) (2015)

Fred Moten / Stefano Harney—The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, Ch. 2. The University and the Undercommons (p. 22-43) AND Ch. 0. The Wild Beyond (intro by Jack Halberstam) (2013)

Catherine Malabou—Ontology of the Accident: An Essay in Destructive Plasticity, Chs. 1-2 (p. 1-38) (2009)

WEEK 8: AFFECT: TRANSPERSONAL VECTORS

Brian Massumi—The Autonomy of Affect (1995)

Teresa Brennan—The Transmission of Affect, Ch. 4. The New Paradigm (2004)

Maria Hynes & Scott Sharpe: Affect, An Unworkable Concept (2015)

WEEK 9: (BIO)POLITICAL HORIZONS

Giorgio Agamben—Homo Sacer (Sovereign Power and Bare Life), 3 Excerpts: Introduction (p. 1-12), The Politicization of Life (119-125) & Biopolitics and the Rights of Man (126-135) (1998)

The Invisible Committee—To Our Friends (2014),  two sections: (Our Only Homeland: Childhood, p. 169-195) & 5 (Fuck Off Google, p. 99-129)

Beatriz Preciado—Pharmaco-Pornographic Politics: Towards a New Gender Ecology (2008) OR selections from Testo Junkie (TBD)

WEEK 10: XENO.HUMAN

Sadie Plant—On the Matrix: Cyberfeminist Simulations (from the Cybercultures Reader) (2000)

Karen Barad—TransMaterialities: Trans*/Matter/Realities and Queer Political Imaginings (2015)

Steven Shaviro—Discognition, Ch. 7. Thinking Like a Slime Mold (2016) (The Introduction is also useful for context.)

WEEK 11: PERCEPTION IN THE EXPANDED FIELD

Thomas Metzinger—The Ego Tunnel, Ch. 4-5 (pp. 115-148) (2009)

Elie During—Loose Coexistence: Technologies of Attention (2010)

Amanda Boetzkes—Ecologicity, Vision, and the Neurological System (2013)

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