ANTI-EPHIPHANY (The Mire)

Simon’s response to Mark Wastell’s Epiphany in Wire 292, fascinating not because it is a Rashômon-like alternative reading of the same event, but because – contrary to certain prevailing hedonic relativist orthodoxies – it demonstrates that there is something more involved in aesthetic judgments than a mere registering of sensations. The difference between Mark’s response … More ANTI-EPHIPHANY (The Mire)

BLISSBLOG, SURFASCISM AND COLD RATIONALISM (Hyperstition)

Simon’s response to the Surfascism piece is so interesting and if I may say so, so uh symptomatic that I think needs to be addressed point for point. — Isn’t fascism precisely the alliance of atavism/abjection and cold rationality? Atavism on its own might produce a pogrom, or an isolated Travis Bickle type paranoid schizo, … More BLISSBLOG, SURFASCISM AND COLD RATIONALISM (Hyperstition)