A game of impossible objects

A game of impossible objects

At least for the last several decades, since the fall of the USSR, modern capitalism has been the only game in town, the dominant structure of production. Thatcher and Zizek taught us about TINA; traditional socialist parties across Europe have remodeled themselves to...
The postmodern, in theory.

The postmodern, in theory.

…is an infinite array of sign signifiers … The postmodern is an infinite array of sign signifiers, at least in theory. It is said that in the postmodern, or pomo, all of life is registered as simulation. Freedom is a moot point because what used to be...
It sold millions

It sold millions

The cry of the artist in an age of commoditization. Increasingly, artists have come to judge their own success through money, too. This is the reason today that we feel the genre writer’s cry “I sold millions” so powerfully, even though in truth it can say little...
Metamodernism

Metamodernism

In 2010, Dutch cultural philosophers and art theorists Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker published an article called “Notes on Metamodernism,” after publishing a blog of the same name on the subject. In the article, they propose that a paradigm shift from...