And I’ll also be keynoting at the 8th New Materialisms conference – The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture (Paris, June 7-9, 2017), along with Bruno Latour and Rosi Braidotti.
The first part of a chapter, titled “Encoding the Law the Household and the Standardisation Of Uncertainty,” for an edited volume on mapping precariousness. Continue reading
An extract from a 2014 conference paper, most of which has been rewritten into draft chapters for Infrastructures of Uncommon Forms. But reminded of it, posted here, for Kesha. (Scroll down for the video performance.) Continue reading
The Expanse, s01. (cr. James S A Corey, 2015)
The laws of physics: gravity and the theory of relativity.
Sicario (dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2015. Track).
The law of contracts.
Making a Murderer (dirs. Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, 2015).
The laws of evidence and the confessional.
How to Get Away With Murder, s02. (cr. Peter Nowalk, 2015. Track)
Rhetoric 101: The jurisprudence of expressionism.
Z Nation, s02. (cr Karl Schaefer, 2015)
La Reina del Día de los Muertos.
Hannibal, s02. (cr. Bryan Fuller, 2014)
The next edition of New Formations includes an essay of mine that has been the result of rethinking some of the key concepts in Contract & Contagion in the tumult of an almost two-year long boycott and divestment campaign directed against migration detention. Continue reading
So there have been a few projects ongoing, though few postings on the blog. In lieu of that, a linkdump of sorts. Continue reading
Below is the bare-bones of the paper I did for the recent ASA conference on debt, oikos and service. The argument in that is drawn from C&C, but it’s an argument that I’ve become more sure of since, particularly with the recent wave of occupations at Sussex University against the privatisation of catering, and more recently the COSAS strike at the University of London.
The wage contract is not identical or commensurate in the sense that the labour it ‘represents’ is or can be identical to the exchange it governs. Continue reading
There have been many arguments made about the politics of authorship. Yet few of those situated it as long ago as Walter Benjamin did, not only in relation to labor, but in terms of the changing economic patterns and technologies that served to redefine both authorship and labor and, for that matter, any distinctions between them. This, in brief, is Benjamin’s singular contribution to a discussion about authorship. Continue reading
Zero-hour contracts have been in the news quite a bit lately. Here are some recent links: Continue reading
‘Commodification’ is often used as a short-hand way of defining what capitalism does, but all too often it’s used as a synonym for transaction or exchange. Yet buying and selling are not specific to capitalism and, more importantly, there are consequences in organising a critique of, or opposition to capitalism on the grounds that ‘markets’ are bad.