Chinese and Western mobile innovations offer new possibilities for state and corporate control of the populace and show that from a certain psychoanalytic perspective, some our consciousness is already uploaded.
Łukasz Muniowski discusses Niki Caro’s ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ considering the ethics of caring for animals and/or humans in wartime and the pre-history of animal studies.
Steffanie Ling discusses the racism of K-Pop and why capitalism prevents the West from taking a stand. A televised ritual Continue reading
Nicolas Hausdorf reads Mia Hansen-Løve’s new movie Things to Come as an allegory for a disintegrating Europe and a happy eulogy Continue reading
Steve Light discusses practices of solidarity and mourning in contemporary Angolan Cinema, arguing that such films offer an alternative to the Continue reading
Stephen Lee Naish re-reads Valerie Solanas’s 50 year old treatise the SCUM Manifesto in the age of Donald Trump, showing how she predicted Continue reading
On International Orwell Day, Joseph Kang uses the dystopian writer to explore contemporary political problems from the splintered Left to the war Continue reading
As Obama finally commutes Chelsea Manning’s unjust sentence, Amy Hickman discusses the relationship between Manning, the presidency, transgender politics and Guantánamo. Continue reading