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Differance is the simultaneous coming-to-presence of beings and their withdrawal. It is the deferral of presence and presencing. And this is precisely what the relation between virtual proper being and local manifestation is. Things are these processes of differance. Beings are like blooming flowers, yet are blooms that always hold themselves in reserve, such that there will never be any final presence, completion, or parousia. And this differance has no need of God or a subject to take place. Being blooms in and of its own accord. Nor is there any eschatology, teleology, or final point where being coincides with itself, exhausting withdrawal.
Levi Bryant

Going meta is a great way to sneer at someone. You remove the rug from underneath the other’s feet. Their mere immediacy is always false. It’s the deep structure, the numinous background, the possibility of the possibility of the horizon of the event, that is more real, better, or just more rhetorically effective, than anything else. In this mode, the egg of potentiality comes before the chicken of the actual …

The syndrome of going meta is repeated in countless different philosophical modes. I’m not sure which part came first, the thinking or the acting out, but this meta syndrome seems strangely parallel with the basic ontology of modern life. Such is the syndrome deeply responsible for the beautiful soul condition from which we mock anyone who dares to actually do something—the condition Lacan noted when he claimed “Les non-dupes errent” (“Those who [assume they] are not duped are making a mistake[…]”“and “The No of the father,” “Le non du père”). Those who sit up high on the mountain looking down at us poor saps beneath, because they think they can see through everything, are the most deluded of all. Since, as I’ve argued, the beautiful soul is the mode of consumerism—the default subjective framework since 1800—we can expect the meta syndrome to be pervasive in culture.

Timothy Morton excerpt from Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World
 "Red Ice," Chris Wain Wright

 "Red Ice," Chris Wain Wright

feelin the intense psychedelia of new Flying Lotus  You’re Dead! teaser  



got this new track by Nathan Corder on loop


Josh Kline, ‘Skittles’, 2014

Kline presents Skittles, an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, and pepper spray. Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.

To contrive a little kingdom, in the midst of the universal muck, then shit on it, ah that was me all over.
Michelle Tanner Foucault

Michelle Tanner Foucault

Summer burns bright but I only just got A/C last weekend, so it’s serendipitous that this week’s Junto asks “to try to record one minute of sound that would suggest to the listener the pleasing experience of air conditioning — of the air being cooled on a hot summer day.”

Last Thursday I had a live performance and a friend sent me the recording this afternoon. With my gear packed away still, I decided to take precisely the last minute of the bounce he gave me, a field recording captured by lake Michigan.

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