Guillermo Samperio’s “Borges, Escher, Lovecraft” (2006)

(“Borges, Escher, Lovecraft” was written by the Mexican writer Guillermo Samperio and originally published in the now defunct Metapolítica [10:47 (2006): 62-63]. You can read a brief history of Metapolítica in Mónica Cruz’s 2004 review article “Metapolítica: un ejemplo a seguir.” Metapolítica, a different periodical than Metapolí, was started by a group of political scientists… Continue Reading Guillermo Samperio’s “Borges, Escher, Lovecraft” (2006)

Toward an American psychogeography (2): displacing Exham Priory

Necessarily, any American psychogeography will form a webwork of displacements. In such a psychogeography, there are displacements on top of displacements on top of displacements. This is because the formal structure of displacement is necessarily recursive. A structure is recursive when the shape of the whole structure recurs in the shape of its parts (e.g.,… Continue Reading Toward an American psychogeography (2): displacing Exham Priory

On causal strangeways

Think of it like this. A causal strangeway describes the crooked or disjointed path by means of which causal effects spiral outward tumultuously from their plural points of origin, traversing ontological modes and orders without regard to adequation or proportion. Examples are endless. Seriously attempt to backtrace almost anything at all, and you’ll rapidly find… Continue Reading On causal strangeways

Consider the Retronomicon

Retronomicon [/ˌɹɛkɹəˈnɑmɪkən/]. Noun. 1. Any nonexistent media artifact that serves as the imagined or imputed retroactive source for a field of meaning or sense (e.g., a genre, a mode of aesthetic production, or a school of thought). 2. Hyperstition. A network site of increased hyperstitional activity or productivity that operates more effectively by not existing.… Continue Reading Consider the Retronomicon