Tag Archives: Emma Stamm

unthinking

Tomorrow I’ll be giving a talk at the Human Futures and Intelligent Machines summit at Virginia Tech. Some slides, in progress, below: Check out the program: http://o-culus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Human-Futures-and-Intelligent-Machines-Agenda1.pdf and a link to the livestream: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/my/tech4humanity Here’s an excerpt from an essay I worked on last summer (currently still in an embryonic stage..) which includes some of the ideas […]

more jazz listening than usual these days

I took this video about seven years ago on a very very cold night. There were so many people in the audience I couldn’t maintain a decent shot for ten minutes. A little easier on the ears/brain.

Excerpt from Betty Grover Eisner’s “The Importance Of The Nonverbal In Psychedelic States”

In this highly logical and verbal society-where semantics appear to be the trafficway of human relationship-it may be disconcerting to find that words often complicate interaction rather than Simplify it. This is particularly evident in relationships where neurotic elements are present. In our culture ego defenses most commonly use verbalization as a method of manipulation […]

indignities

Writing tweets; thinking in pull quotes; drunk brocialists; disappointment, faintly suggested but fully registered; hangovers; Puerto Rico; superhero movies; Elon Musk; Bitcoin boosters; union busters; the treacly-precious task of recuperating “dignity;” being a good sport; tawny blonde highlights; forgetting how to offend; being forgotten; forgetting faces but not conversations; losing your religion; enjoying yourself more […]

picture update

Since I sometimes think I should post more images here, some screenshots I’ve taken recently, plus a photo of a gorgeous copy of Avital Ronell’s CRACK WARS.   I like that it has three ribbons, presumably to mark three different places in the text. It’s useful.

fiction excerpt

I have a short story coming out through Holum Press pretty soon. Here’s a bit from another one I’m working on — I guess at this  point it’s more of a character sketch. A real plot’s about to happen … *** When Rose was a little girl, she’d lock the door to her bedroom whenever […]

the dirty south < the debased north

Last week I was in Dallas, Texas, where I found this great book: The inscription says Listen! Magick is afoot. Which is better than a hand! Now I am in New York City to talk about bots, phenomenology, and maybe the entire Internet at Theorizing The Web. I am preparing by watching this: Which I recorded […]

4/9

Today is my birthday. It’s also my brother’s birthday (we’re twins) and my cat’s. She’s 2. I am 29. I thought a little about getting older today. All I have to say is that I’m happier at age 29 than I was at 19, but probably not happier than when I was 9. When I […]

At one point I was in the habit of making music on an almost-daily basis. I miss it. The lyrics of the second song are taken from an epigraph to this graphic novel.   “I knew two things to be true of your world here and there, there and here there and here, here and there […]