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Published: 2013-03-11T19:04:54+00:00


Three events this week ...


1. Wednesday, 13 March at Waterstone's Trafalgar Square: Capitalist Realism: What is it and how to fight it With Mark Fisher, Peter Fleming and Alex Niven. (Unfortunately, there is a charge for this - naturally, however, none of the money...

Two recent endorsements


Two books I've recently endorsed, and which I would heavily recommend: "What’s left of public space after thirty years of neoliberalism? Sam Berkson’s new collection, Life In Transit, finds the degraded relics of public space on public transport. Like the...

On Vanishing Land


Mark Fisher and Justin Barton: On Vanishing Land 6 February–30 March 2013 Opening Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6pm Press Breakfast with the artists: Tuesday 5 February, 9.30–11am Preview: Tuesday 5 February, 6.30–8.30pm Performances by John Foxx and Raime: Thursday 7 March,...

New Product


New Product (2012) by Harun Farocki Screening and discussion with Nina Montmann, Mark Fisher and Andrea Phillips 2pm, 29 November, Room 5, Studio B, Barriedale Buildings, Goldsmiths, University of London. Over the period of one year Harun Farocki joined...

The London Hunger Games


Welcome to the Hunger Games. The function of the Hunger Games is to suppress antagonism, via spectacle and terror. In the same way, London - 2012 preceded and accompanied by the authoritarian lockdown and militarisation of the city -...

Here's what Media can be like


Speaking of autonomism, and as an example of what post-populist media can achieve .... here's Federico Campagna giving an absolutely enthralling history of Italian workerism/ autonomism on Resonance FM, and here's a grab-bag of autonomist-related resources and links produced by...

UK Tabloid


It took all of Cameron's replicant smarm to get through this morning's astonishing press conference. Events have moved so swiftly this week that it's easy to overlook how momentous some of his admissions were. Many are rightly sceptical about...

Reality management


Johann Hari's defenders - and practically every defence of Hari served to further underscore what a complacent self-serving Oxbridge club so much of the UK broadsheet commentariat is - might have pathetically seized upon the News of the World hacking...

Next week in NY


Next week: APA Studies presents: On Hauntology/ Capitalist Realism - 2 talks by Mark Fisher THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE AND NYU’S ASIAN/ PACIFIC/ AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM present: 2 TALKS BY MARK FISHER What are grey vampires and how do...

The only royal wedding commentary you need


What hope for a country where people will camp out for three days to glimpse the Royal Couple? Where one store clerk refers to another as his 'colleague'? ... God save the Queen and a fascist regime ... a...


Music, Politics and Agency A one-day conference presented by: Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of East London Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University Media Industries Research Centre, University of Leeds May 20th 2011 11:00 - 18:00 University of East...


(Image from the wonderful Deterritorial Support Group)...

Back soon ....


The Caretaker and me on Karl Marx Allee in Berlin, photo by Lisa Blanning Been a crazy few months, but new posts coming soon ......

Old Haunts


Well, the new version of Whistle and I'll Come to You was a surprisingly welcome antidote to all the - literal and figurative - noise of Christmas television. Noise in entertainment culture functions in precisely the opposite sense to...