Beeple And The Blockchain: The Capitalist Ideology of NFT Cryptoart

RND/ To consider notes towards a general critique of Cryptoart - the corporate art of Capitalism bar none. That’s the thing, we’re all human! I want people to like it and to see it. I’m not a monk living on a mountain. - Mike 'In The Same Boat As You' Winkelmann interview with Allan McKay, … Continue reading Beeple And The Blockchain: The Capitalist Ideology of NFT Cryptoart

Notes Towards A Satirical Examination Of Ray ‘Batshit Jumblewords’ Brassier

RND/ To consider loose notes towards a satirical examination of Ray 'Batshit Jumblewords' Brassier, whose work and approach appears so stubbornly byzantine in its hopelessly tortured, hyper-obscurantist display of unimportant cleverness, it might as well arrive from an inherently insane synthetic intelligence that cannot help spew out impossibly complex pseudo-philosophical bullshit. There's very little joy … Continue reading Notes Towards A Satirical Examination Of Ray ‘Batshit Jumblewords’ Brassier

The Best Of Alien Fiction: Web Writing Collection & Videogame Critique

RND// To consider 'The Best Of Alien Fiction': Hi. This is a collection of largely unedited, contextless, middle-2K era posts from my old site alienfiction.com. This was before I was permanently unable to log back in, due to Vogonesque levels of bureaucratic incompetence on Godaddy's part. (Do not register a website with them.) I'd managed … Continue reading The Best Of Alien Fiction: Web Writing Collection & Videogame Critique

On White Male Toxicity and Academic Complicity: A Run In With The David Foster Wallace Society

RND/ To consider a brief run-in with the 'International' David Foster Wallace Society - a summary of rhetorical internet micro-aggressions. In which your initial message to the DFWS was in part prompted after receiving seven literary submission rejections in a row (it's not that you don't really care about the suffering of others at the … Continue reading On White Male Toxicity and Academic Complicity: A Run In With The David Foster Wallace Society