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  1. How Noise Matters to Finance
    As scores of crises over the past century have shown, the stock market is manipulable and manipulated. The market is composed of human-made machines, which are affected by a lack of predictability more fundamental than the human:... Learn More
    Published: 6th July 2016
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  2. Dark Deleuze

    Dark Deleuze

    By Andrew Culp

    Series Forerunners: Ideas First

    University of Minnesota Press

    French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is known as a thinker of creation, joyous affirmation, and rhizomatic assemblages. In this short book, Andrew Culp polemically argues that this once-radical canon of joy has lost its resistance... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2016
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  3. Cinema without Reflection
    Cinema without Reflection traces an implicit film theory in Jacques Derrida's oeuvre, especially in his frequent invocation of the myth of Echo and Narcissus. Derrida's reflections on the economies of image and sound that reverberate... Learn More
    Published: 30th March 2016
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  4. Mandela's Dark Years
    Inspired by one of Nelson Mandela's recurring nightmares, Mandela's Dark Years offers a political reading of dream-life. Sharon Sliwinski guides the reader through the psychology of apartheid, recasting dreaming as a vital form... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2015
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  5. Martin Heidegger Saved My Life
    In Martin Heidegger Saved My Life, Grant Farred combines autobiography with philosophical rumination to offer this unusual meditation on American racism. In the fall of 2013 while raking leaves outside his home, Farred experienced... Learn More
    Published: 2nd September 2015
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  6. The Geek's Chihuahua
    At dinnertime: check. At a traffic light: check. In bed at the end of the day: check. In line at the coffee shop: check. In The Geek's Chihuahua, Ian Bogost addresses the modern love affair of "living with Apple"during the height... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 2015
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  7. Deep Mapping the Media City
    Going beyond current scholarship on the "media city"and the "smart city,"Shannon Mattern argues that our global cities have been mediated and intelligent for millennia. Deep Mapping the Media City advocates for urban media archaeology,... Learn More
    Published: 11th March 2015
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  8. No Speed Limit
    Accelerationism is the bastard offspring of a furtive liaison between Marxism and science fiction. Its basic premise is that the only way out is the way through: to get beyond capitalism, we need to push its technologies to the... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2015
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  9. The Anthrobscene

    The Anthrobscene

    By Jussi Parikka

    Series Forerunners: Ideas First

    University of Minnesota Press

    Smartphones, laptops, tablets, and e-readers all at one time held the promise of a more environmentally healthy world not dependent on paper and deforestation. The result of our ubiquitous digital lives is, as we see in The Anthrobscene,... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2014
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  10. Aesop's Anthropology
    Aesop's Anthropology is a guide for thinking through the perplexing predicaments and encounters that arise as the line between human and nonhuman shifts in modern life. Recognizing that culture is not unique to humans, John Hartigan... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2014
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  11. Mediators
    Reinhold Martin's Mediators is a series of linked meditations on the globalized city. Focusing on infrastructural, technical, and social systems, Martin explores how the aesthetics and the political economy of cities overlap and... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2014
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