Quentin Meillassoux: Another Laughably Bad, Pseudo-Philosopher Charlatan ‘Exposed’

RND/ In which, by even merely mentioning such embarrassingly dire, grifting hacks such as ‘Quentin Meillassoux’ – not that anyone’s even called that in reality – you feel you’ve already given them too much intellectual credit. Is his work really the best that philosophy in France (not ‘French philosophy’) has to offer today? Reading the … Read moreQuentin Meillassoux: Another Laughably Bad, Pseudo-Philosopher Charlatan ‘Exposed’

Zack Snyder’s Awful “Army Of The Dead”: An Existential Movie Review

RND/ To consider the silent, angry sound of humanity coming to it’s collective extra senses, far beyond the dead movie screen and its piles of rubbish: Bob’s Quick Akira-Capsule Movie Review: “Army Of The Dead is peak Zack Snyder RAFA (rotting ass fetus abortion.)  Do not step in it.” – Robert What — Chrrrist what … Read moreZack Snyder’s Awful “Army Of The Dead”: An Existential Movie Review

Review: “Chronosis” comic book by Reza Negarestani is awful

RND/ To consider theory-fiction cosmic horror comic splurge “Chronosis” by laughably poor pseudo-philosopher Reza Negarestani (with Keith Tilford and Robin Mackay) as total bollocks. My 3 year old daughter loves the drawings! – Brian on Goodreads rated it: amazing In whichi Reza Negarestani is an Iranian philosopher-hack and writer, known for ‘pioneering the genre’ of … Read moreReview: “Chronosis” comic book by Reza Negarestani is awful

Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Critique

RND/ To consider or imagine Cyberpunk as (/un)dead. R.I.P. That Cyberpunk might even be far better that way. A satirical critique, and study of possible near-future potentials / alternatives. Warning: contains problematic Trans representation. Right off the bat: questioning the mere notion that Cyberpunk really amounts to anything less than a naked, celebration of Global … Read moreCyberpunk Is Dead: A Critique

Lost In A Froth: Hideo Kojima Death Stranding Eurogamer Review

RND/ To consider the wider meaning of the end summary by Eurogamer, in their memorable AAA videogames industry embargo review of Death Stranding (Hideo Kojima): 3994 x 2314 .jpg Both the Likes and Sam’s job – a kind of heroic, public-service version of a gig-economy courier – have a deliberately mundane and contemporary resonance in … Read moreLost In A Froth: Hideo Kojima Death Stranding Eurogamer Review

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

The Tedium Of Control: 4K Virtual Photography & Critique

RND/ To consider a Control game / story design assessment. Via Visiting Resident Bureau Theorist Robert What. Some 4K Virtual Photography: — Subjective philosophical note fragments arising after recent virtual engagement with Control simulation. Forward to Director Trench eyes only (Astral Plane.) 00: To consider Control as violently mediocre and terminally overrated by easily impressed … Read moreThe Tedium Of Control: 4K Virtual Photography & Critique