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 … Read moreNotes 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 … Read moreThe 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 … Read moreOn White Male Toxicity and Academic Complicity: A Run In With The David Foster Wallace Society

Notes on RE:BIND’s Doom Eternal article

RND// Good article by RE:BIND on Doom Eternal: The Need For Speed Part 3 – DOOM: Eternal Repeat Some notes: Baudrillard did not see himself as a postmodernist. Simply consider Hyperreality as ‘more real than real’ – ala Coke’s ‘It’s the real thing’. The model or map is now totally supplanted the territory – an … Read moreNotes on RE:BIND’s Doom Eternal article

Slavoj Žižek’s “Sex And The Failed Absolute” as Absolute Unsexy (Academic) Failure

RND// To consider Slavoj Žižek’s Sex And The Failed Absolute (Bloomsbury Academic 2020) near the top of anyone’s shortlist for the biggest stinking load of old academic charlatan obscurantist bollocks ever pinched off by a major publisher. While not entirely without merit – there are at least a couple of easily understandable, well thought out … Read moreSlavoj Žižek’s “Sex And The Failed Absolute” as Absolute Unsexy (Academic) Failure

A Clean, White Tomorrowland: Towards A Critique of Syd Mead

RND/ To consider the recent death of ‘visual futurist’ Syd Mead and the telling lack of critical analysis of his glossy art and style. In which its sinister underlying political ideology appears to mirror that of Disney’s hyper-corporate Tomorrowland: In my premise [..] there were these enormous structures going up 2000, 3000 feet, and decent … Read moreA Clean, White Tomorrowland: Towards A Critique of Syd Mead

Manifold Garden: Game Critique and 4K PC Screenshot Photography

RND/ To consider William Chyr’s architectural puzzle game Manifold Garden: a general critique. 0. Manifold Garden works best as an ambient mood generator. At no point in the ‘mood trailer’ are Puzzles even mentioned. This is telling: Some 4K screenshots (PC version): Some notes arising: 1. Aesthetically, M.G is pleasing – plain, straightforward and exacting. … Read moreManifold Garden: Game Critique and 4K PC Screenshot Photography

The Inapplicable Ballardianism Of Simon Sellars

RND/ To consider a poetic critique / remix of sections from obsolete, eye-rollingly turgid auto-fictive pseudo-biography “Applied Ballardianism: Memoir from a Parallel Universe” by Simon Sellars. 2949 x 3840 .jpg The characters are finding.. that the so-called Real World isn’t convincing anymore. – J.G Ballard interview, BBC Profile 2003 — // entertaining and informative only … Read moreThe Inapplicable Ballardianism Of Simon Sellars