• AMMDI is an open-notebook hypertext writing experiment, authored by Mike Travers aka @mtraven. It's a work in progress and some parts are more polished than others. Comments welcome! More.
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from Weird Studies/Lovecraft
  • PF described a category of fiction that sort of reaches out of the page and warps you, PKD being the archetype...this sounds a lot like Erik Davis theory.
from weird naturalism
from living fictions
  • C. Michael Saler's book As If (via Erik Davis). A prehistory of fandom, eg the people who treated Sherlock Holmes as real
from The Flip, Jeffrey Kripal
  • Kripal was academic advisor to Erik Davis , and has been on Weird Studies and some of them were in graduate school together...it's a fun crowd.
from Weird Studies/Garmonbozia
from hyperstition
  • Hm, actually very few references to the term "hyperstition" from Erik Davis, as far as I can tell. Which is weird, because it seems like exactly the kind of thing he'd be up on and talking about.
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Erik Davis

17 Jan 2021 11:16 - 12 Apr 2022 09:32

    • From Techngnosis:

      • the modern West never really left the anthropological matrix. Instead, it used the conceptual sleight of hand of the Great Divide to deny the ever-present reality of hybrids, those “subject/objects” that straddle the boundaries between nature and culture, agency and raw material. " (p 16, commenting on Bruno Latour's We Have Never Been Modern)
    • Monopoly Monsters

      • a suit against Southern Pacific brought by the California county of Santa Clara was argued before the Supreme Court. The case became the occasion for a legal imbroglio that resulted in the stunning and epochal doctrine of “corporate personhood”: the notion that “artificial persons” like corporations should, like flesh and blood citizens, be covered by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Like Victor Frankenstein with his monster, the court had brought animism and agency to something that no-one had ever considered alive before. A new kind of entity was conjured onto the world stage: the corporate person, an egregore of enterprise, a golem of capital, technology, and law.
      • But I think there is something else going on as well, something that has less to do with demonizing people or positions than with trying to wrap the weird old prophetic imagination around distinctly inhuman features of modern economic reality.
      • one of the purposes of the cepholopod allegory in the first place is to imaginatively blend human agency (and responsibility) with a colossal and nohuman network of economic and technological powers, operations, and connections.