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a blog by Paul Graham Raven

science fiction / social theory / climate futures / infrastructure / utopian narratology / sometimes cats

  • volume L / summertime rolls

    It’s been silent running here for the last few weeks, thanks to a combination of deadlines with minor malaise, both physical and emotional. The deadlines are mostly clear, meaning I’m pretty much ready to take ship—well, train, really—to Bergen on Saturday morning, to work on the first leg of PROJECT TEMPORAL next week.

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  • we could, if we chose, put the genie back into the bottle

    Andrew Dana Hudson is slowly coming round to the Butlerian jihad—or at least to its presence at the negotiating table. The Butlerian Jihad is also the answer to this claim that โ€œthe genie is out of the bottleโ€ and we have no choice but to accept these products. Thereโ€™s lots that we could do that…

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  • 31MAY24 / visual journalling

    I’ve been feeling that I am very fortunate to be paid to do interesting things with words. But I am also feeling that I don’t want to find myself totally burned out on words because I haven’t done anything else.

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  • 30MAY24 / Tramps!

    As a Nineties kid, I came up knowing (and hating) the 1980s for being a period of superficiality, of “style” and the artifice of appearances, and it’s interesting to hear these pioneers concede those diagnoses, and discuss them in terms of their inheritance of scenes previous.

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  • screech all you like, you will never fly

    Clearly this place is turning into some sort of all-Sam-Kriss-all-the-time Tumblr rip-off, but what the heck—I’ve got two full days of workshops to be in, so quickie reblog content is all there’s time for. But when that content is perhaps the most concisely perspicacious summary of the two different ways to read Nietzsche, surely we…

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