ANTI-SELFIE: Call for Contributions

[[[[+++++++++===========================——————–——- Have you ever been surveilled by the police or the state? I am looking to collaborate with people who, like myself, have had the experience of being surveilled. I wish to find a way to both resist the interpolative act of surveillance, and acknowledge the psychological and emotional impact of this experience through an artistic process. When mainstream media discusses defending “privacy” it is almost always framed in terms of preventing a potential crime or defending political dissent. What’s lost is the actual affect that surveillance has on people as individuals whose personal autonomy is being violated. Surveillance is […]

“On Destroying What Destroys You”

Downloadable pdf  An interview with Thomas Nail. Thomas Nail is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Denver and author of The Figure of the Migrant (Stanford University Press, 2015) and Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). His publications can be accessed at: udenver.academia.edu/ThomasNail Hostis: One may see the aims of Hostis and feel a tinge of moral discomfort when it begins to ask questions regarding the status of migrants, of refugees, and of exiles [1], if only for the very reason that there remains some commitment on our part to the idea that […]

Issue 2: Beyond Recognition CFP

Seeking recognition is always servile. We have little interest in visibility, consciousness raising, or populist pandering. Recognition always treats power as a give-and-take. On the one hand, the dispossessed use recognition as respite from exploitation; while on the other, the State expects its authority to be recognized as the first and final say. According to this logic: for the dispossessed to even get a step up, they must first acknowledge a higher power than themselves. The particulars of our own time are even more obscene. Following the spread of economic rationality on a global scale, it is clear that the […]