Announcing Ways of Following

Dec 05, 2018

Ways of Following

In Ways of Following, Katve-Kaisa Kontturi offers rare, intimate access to artists’ studios and exhibitions, where art processes thrive in their material-relational becoming. The book argues for an ethical and affirmative mode of engaging with contemporary art that replaces critical distance with sensuous and transformative proximity. From writing-with to dancing and breathing, from conversations to modelling, it maps ways of following that make the moving materiality of art intensively felt.

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Announcing Executing Practices

Nov 22, 2018

Executing Practices

The DATA browser book series is delighted to announce the publication of Executing Practices. This collection brings together artists, curators, programmers, theorists and heavy internet users, all of whose practices make a critical intervention into the broad concept of execution.

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Two new books

Nov 04, 2018

Practicing Relativism in the Anthropocene

Declining calls to reaffirm or rehabilitate philosophical realism in the face of denials of climate change, Barbara Herrnstein Smith maintains that the most illuminating perspectives for conceptualization and practice in the Anthropocene are precisely those labeled, but commonly mischaracterized as, “relativist.”

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Pellucid Paper

Adam Wickberg’s Pellucid Paper is an interdisciplinary study of the materiality of Early Modern poetry and its relation to political power, memory and subject constitution. It offers a radical account of the dynamic relationship between the death oriented aesthetics of vanitas, techniques and media of storage, and a form of mediated presence that permeates the inseparable spheres of the political and the aesthetic.

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Announcing The Neganthropocene

Apr 25, 2018

The Neganthropocene

In The Neganthropocene, Bernard Stiegler opens an entirely new front in discussions of the Anthropocene. The first in the new Critical Climate Chaos series, here Stiegler stakes out a battleplan to proceed beyond the entropic vortex.

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Welcoming the DATA browser series

Apr 09, 2018

DATA browser

The DATA browser book series celebrates the potential of browsing for dynamic rearrangement and interpretation of existing material into new configurations that are open to reinvention. The series takes theory or criticism not as a fixed set of tools or practices, but rather as an evolving chain of ideas that recognize the conditions of their own making.

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Latest release: Gathering Ecologies

Mar 23, 2018

Gathering Ecologies

What might an interactive artwork look like that enabled greater expressive potential for all of the components of the event?

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Welcoming two more journals

Feb 14, 2018

We’re delighted to welcome Communication +1 and NECSUS to the OHP collective:

communication +1

This journal attends to the theoretical frontiers of communication as an autonomous and distinct field of research.

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NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies

NECSUS publishes on all aspects of media including textual, representational, and cinema-philosophical issues.

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New book series: Critical Climate Chaos: Irreversibility

Sep 18, 2017

CCC2 Irreversibility

If the classic broad-tent platform of Critical Climate Change was, and remains, a tracking of the mutations and transformations which ‘climate change’ and the logics of Anthropocene extinction open, Critical Climate Chaos: Irreversibility would weaponize what might be called the second phase of ‘the Anthropocene,’ which occurs as the tipping points speculated over in ‘Anthropocene 1.0’ click into place to retire the speculative bubble or phase (Anthropocene Talk).

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Latest release: Dream Machines

Jun 26, 2017

Dream Machines

Steven Connor’s Dream Machines is a history of imaginary machines and the ways in which machines come to be imagined. “This is an engaging and imaginative exploration of various forms of writing, thinking, and fantasizing about dream machines, an endlessly fertile topic probed here from just about every possible angle … a major intervention into current understandings of technology, literature, and identity.”

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New book: The Principle of Unrest

Jun 10, 2017

The Principle of Unrest

Brian Massumi’s The Principle of Unrest explores the contemporary implications of an activist philosophy, pivoting on the issue of movement. Movement is understood not simply in spatial terms but as qualitative transformation: becoming, emergence, event. “More than providing an accessible introduction to his formidable corpus, The Principle of Unrest is a provocation to thought and call to action.”

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