096 :: Salvage/Rescue

After writing on the Accelerationist political compasses last week I thought I’d make my own. The above is a kaleidoscopic compass of speculative multispecies imaginaries.

I made it with Dr Christoph Rupprecht from Doshisha & Kyoto University. Consider it an output from the “multi species cities” research stream his department have. (although he informs me ‘Meme’ is not a check box available to him in his system)

Of course it being made by the two of us, everything is footnoted in a document. Literally every square has two or more references to ideas, concepts, writers or thinkers in this space. I also threw in some Gordon White and M1k3y too obviously.

We’ve been thinking about maybe writing a whole essay together but I’m not sure.

Also Huw Lemmey had some nice words to say about Permanently Moved in his subscriber newsletter Utopian Drivel this week :

I would like to write more informally for this newsletter. I’m also thinking about doing a regular five minute podcast recorded outside, on location, which I might well release on this platform. If you have any thoughts about that, let me know — the idea comes partially from @thejaymo’s compelling podcast ‘301 – Permanently Moved’, a personal podcast 301 seconds in length. He writes, records and edits it every week in one hour, and following its development has been so interesting for me, its bitesize format allowing for short and punchy snippets of information.


I’m sure he won’t mind me saying that not every episode is for everyone, but they’re short enough that you listen anyway, following the ebb and flow of his intellectual life on a weekly basis. Having that constant this year has helped ground my own writing, but also I have noticed that I’m becoming a bit of a shut-in here in Barcelona (always a bad habit and function of my mental health), so perhaps a regular short podcast on life outside would, at the very least, be good for me. Stay tuned, and, in the meantime, do subscribe to Jay’s podcast. Three highlights for me have been:

[Media property name] isn’t your friend
Stella Maris
Remembrance

I had coffee with the artist Penny Goring in Kingston today. It was super good to meet her IRL finally despite living round the corner from her and knowing her online for nearly a decade.

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301 – 1921 – Spider-Man’s MCU No Deal Webxit

S2E21
The Disney vs Sony Webxit negotiations. 
Gramsci, Cultural Fracking and, fans being dispossessed of their stories by private interests
This episode follows directly on from 1914 [Media property name] isn’t your friend.
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Pretty pleased with this weeks show. A few folks have said that they were nodding along with the argument about the end of history and how purveyor of mass media culture can only continue to do so by fracking content from a time that it still existed.

Though I did make a whole podcast just because I thought of the word Webxit during the week. Also disappointed in the comic books media for not using it as a headline

Dipping the Stacks

Profile: Bob Kramer of Kramer Knives Is Just Getting Started • Gear Patrol

Dropping Out: Why and How? | Meta-Nomad

I Tried to Live Like Joe Rogan – The Atlantic

NYU professor Scott Galloway calls WeWork ‘WeWTF,’ slams bankers

The Ministry

TBA

Reading

Atomic habits was a little better than first impressions. Had some good ideas that I’m going to take with me.

Spear of the Emperor is hands down one of the best 40k novels. Not for beginners but if you know the universe the lore etc its fantastic.

I’ve finally started reading Dark Emu

I’m finally reading Dark Emu. And its fantastic.

Music

Club music are great.

Also been listening to a lot of this new track by Fire-Toolz. It’s all over the place and extremely my shit.

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078 :: Dispatches from a sick bed

I’ve been sick since last Wednesday Night/Thursday morning. chesty cough, fever sweats the whole she-bang. I haven’t been sick like this since we were traveling. A similar thing – but this time without the full on death rattle in my chest when trying to breath laying down.

As such, a bunch of things including important emails I was supposed to reply too were put on hold, and today (Monday) I’m trying to catch up on life. I did fulfil my social obligations at the weekend which I perhaps shouldn’t have done in order to make a more speedy recovery. But ah well!

Permanently Moved – NA

Didn’t make a podcast as i felt so crap on Friday. Had i made one, it would have been on Old Town Road’s music video and just how amazing it has been watching Lil Nas X meme the whole thing into existence.

Dipping the Stacks

On the Link Between Lyme Disease and Bioweapons | Literary Hub

The Cost of Misusing the Term ‘Emotional Labor’ – MEL Magazine

Rules and Rhythms – e-flux Architecture – e-flux

Features the good Mr Vickers talking on Unmonastery

Cosmic Church – Feather & Scale

The Ministry

I have a new talk to add to the list of talking i’m doing this year but can’t talk about it yet. Writing Land As Platform has gone out the window since the 16th and I’m not sure I’ll be able to catch up with the word count.

Reading

I read all of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Ruin from my sick bed over the weekend.

It is a fantastic sequel to his 2015 Children of Time.

Children of Ruin is a direct follow on from the previous book, using tricks and narrative devices to tell a new story in the same universe of a new world touched by humanity in the long distant past. It plays with cognition or even perhaps the idea of the soul in places. I highly recommend reading both the books if you haven’t started the series at all.

I did fine that because Children of Ruin is the sequel it didn’t blow me away as much as the first book, as many of the ideas that are the coolest are already introduced. However that being said, this allows Tchaikovsky to push them further and develop them in exciting ways. Can’t wait to wait 3/4 years until the next one comes out.

Music

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077 :: Cat In A Box

Had quite a sociable week last week. Spent one afternoon hanging out with my cousin and his wife in their place in Stoke Newington. Josh and I played a game of games workshops shadespire.

I played as Gloomspite Gitz the Night Goblins (All hail the Bad Moon). The game is quite fun. I really enjoyed playing my first game of it. The goblins had more complicated rules so it was a little slow going learning it. I think if I played as them again I’d do a bit better tactics wise.

Hung out with a few friends on Friday. They brought their Shiba to the pub. He’s a good boy but also a menace.

Maddox the menace.

The weekend was the Surbiton festival in the square outside my house. So 10 steps over the road all weekend was Beer, good vegan burgers etc. Its nice that after a decade or so Surbiton is forging a community via yearly events.

Permanently Moved – Never Tried To Put A Cat In A Box

“Mr Schrodinger I thought, had obviously never tried to put a Cat into a box before.”

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Dipping the Stacks

Good vibrations: I purified myself in a sound bath | The Outline

Locations Can Be Characters Too : Women Writers, Women’s Books

Whence comes nihilism, the uncanniest of all guests? | Aeon Ideas

What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right

The Ministry

Still moving forward with the first draft of the book. Though i’m finding it difficult to hit the world count. Im not in a nanowrimo kind of mood with the sun shining outside. Instead i’ve reduced my daily target but also re-opened some old projects and i’m grinding them at 300 words a day. So making progress on multiple fronts.

I’m also happy to announce i’ll be speaking in The Hague at @Border_Sessions in early June. My talk is titled // Solarpunk And The Great Unfolding: Building Keystones Of Continuity

Reading

I’ve started re-reading ‘What is a dog’ by Lorna Coppinger and Raymond Coppinger

And Kenneth Olwig’s  new book also arrived which I’m excited to dig into.

Music

Holly’s new album is out and I’ve had it on repeat since it dropped on Friday. Also the new Tim Hecker album.

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072 :: Do it anyway

Nothing to add this week personally tbh. It is extremely galling to me that you spend your entire life trying to arrange it in such a way as to avoid doing things that you don’t want to do, and yet you still have to do them anyway.

That aside we are off to Dorset for a few days from tomorrow for a friends wedding. AirBNB in the middle of nowhere about 15mins drive from the venue kinda deal. Should be good!

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S02E04 The life and times of the Priest Mermaid: Robert Stephen Hawker


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Dipping the Stacks

Battery Power’s Latest Plunge in Costs Threatens Coal, Gas | Bloomberg NEF

The Third Phase of Clean Energy Will Be the Most Disruptive Yet – Ramez Naam

The Rockefeller Foundation ends 100 Resilient Cities

The Ministry

Had a few meetings and a call. Saw some friend for drinks but I have been ‘Extremely Inside’ the last week or so.

Reading

I’m currently reading Wounded by Love: The Life and Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios

It is an absolutely fantastic book. A real eye opener. I never thought anyone could write this way tbh. He went to the Holy Mountain at a very young age, and it seems he never lost that child like wonder at the world. I’m very much looking forward to reading more.

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I’ve also burned thought the first two books in Games Workshop’s Horus Heresy Series this week. Only like 52 more books to go to catch up. After reading *all* of dune earlier this year I thought I might as well start/try and do something new.

Music

New BlackPink single is litaf. The video has 128 MILLION views in 4 days! The size and scope of K-pop as an all conquering media force continues apace.

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061 :: The Future Starts Today

“The universe is but a corpse puffing up.”
― Liu Cixin, Death’s End

Well, It seems that I forgot to hit publish on my blog post from last week so you get two posts in one. As I sat down to type this morning there was about 5 minutes of confusion. Where exactly did all the time go? But I just hit post on last weeks post, and now I’m sitting down to type this weeks missive/update.

I don’t know who many of you are even reading – let me know in the comments if you are – but i’m not particularly bothered. This is the first time I’ve ever kept a blog up for this long ever. Now i’m in the groove of things its nice to sit down every week and type.

Speaking of typing.. I suppose the biggest news in my life is that I’m typing this right now on my new mechanical keyboard :@)

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It is an AUKEY G3. The cheapest backlit mechanical keyboard on amazon. I got it for about 33 quid. (It was reduced – but I also had a £6 off web voucher that was going to expire at the end of the month). It was a great deal quite frankly. I already know what I’d look for if i was ever going to get a more expensive one.

I musty say tho. It is certainly strange typing on a proper keyboard again. After 9 years on a mac keyboard. A 105 key layout keyboard reminds me a lot of my old job working in spreadsheets. Which is something I quite enjoy.

It is also strange that sitting in front of a keyboard like this as it instantly feels more like business. It feels like ‘I am here here sitting in front of my laptop about to do something as opposed to clicking around wasting time’. Even the sound of the clicking the keys make, makes you feel a bit more like you are doing work, not just watching words appear on the screen in front of you.

In many ways this is what i was hoping for. I’m going to be spending November and December typing. Thats it basically: just typing. I think I have about 100k words (minimum) that I want to get out of my head before the end of the year. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all those words, but it should form a core set of materials from which to build from next year. That’s my justification for buying this incredibly LOUD and obnoxious keyboard basically.

Eve told me within an hour of coming home from work and hearing me use it that she hated it LOL.

Permanently Moved

Episode 27 – The Future Starts Today

This episode I talk about the MOD’s new Global Strategic Trends Report – 6th Ed.
Its called: The Future Starts Today and is really interesting (the report not the podcast).

Global Strategic Trends Report (Sixth Edition) assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/governme…n_1_.pdf

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Dipping the stacks

5 Hour livestream of accelerationist experimental theory and politics. Well worth your time.

Decolonizers of the imaginary

The Ministry

I have a few ‘obligations’ coming up.

I’m in a bit of a holding patter to be honest, I cant give an excuse like I’m recovering form unsound or whatever.

But finally after a whole year of reconfiguring my life around things I want to do, things are finally starting to come together. I may not be talking about getting a job, but I do mean I’m about to move into a new phase of being me.

I’m about to do this huge push on writing. The podcast project (not permanently moved) has moved a few inches forward. And it’s looking increasingly likely that very soon in a few months or so, that I’m going to end up becoming a content production machine. With deadlines spread though-out the week etc. I’m looking forward to it. I’m actually thinking of doing the whole Patreon thing from day one. So I’m going to ride it and see where it goes.

Its always good to remember that old punk phrase i grew up with: “The reason you aren’t a sell out is because nobody is buying”

Reading

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM is complete crap. Don’t bother reading it. Knock it out of the hands of people who are.

This week I sat down and read the whole of Death’s End. It took me about 5 days cover to cover. It’s about 600 pages – A beast. But I am really glad that I finally got round to reading it, but sad that the experience is all over.

Now I’m reading RED MOON Fuck Yeah

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I am about 1/4 of the way though so far. It’s really cool to be reading KSR in such a near future.

Music

I’ve been listening to a lot of late 70’s electro recently. Love this Teardrop Explodes B-Side live performance.

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057 :: Use a cobra-snake for a necktie.

Love and a cough cannot be hid. – George Herbert

Been quite a nice week this week. Not very much to say about it tbh so today will be a short one.

Had lunchtime coffees with friends through out the week.

Spent a lot of time hanging out with eve which has been really nice.

It was one of my closest friends birthday bbq/party yesterday hence this post being a day late. Which means I got to spend the day with 4 of my really close friends.
Just 7 of us hanging out all day in the early September sunshine. Was really good to see everyone.

Permanently Moved

For some reason this week I’m grumpy about the new Apple phones, Angry about action figures, call a man who drives a bulldozer a land artist and describe cut throat razor shaving as exhilarating and dangerous.

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

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Dipping the stacks

Americans Are Shifting The Rest Of Their Identity To Match Their Politics

Fortress London: Urban regression and the end of terrorism-as-theatre

Truth, lies and stereotypes: when scientists ignore evidence

Getting Clean, the Tudor Way

The Ministry

Working on my talks for Terra Fiction in Amsterdam. Im also speaking to some students and also another talk on solarpunk

Done some more writing

Hosted this months #solarpunkchat on twitter

Reading

I’m still reading Paul: A Biography

I did start listening to Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants its wonderful.
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Music

Been listening to Bo Diddly

The lyrics to this damn song. seriously.

Remember kids:

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043 :: In the summer mix

Basic human needs are an infrastructure problem – – HappyHorseSkull

Narrative

This week has been a huge mix of stuff really.

Settling back in after being away / in and out of the country all last month. But its nice as im falling back in to a routine. Im just about to pull the trigger on buying Scrivener on the recommendation of Alex.  Mainly for editing reasons than writtng.

So I spent all day on Tuesday with a controversial voice/twitter/youtube personality which resulted in extremely ‘good’ conversation – maybe stimulating is a better word over good tbh. It forced me to take another look at all my views and decide whats script and whats my own position on things, which can only be a good thing amongst the madness of the current contemporary situation. I also note that Apostates and pariahs are free.

Spent quite a lot of time out in my garden. Tidying up and sorting things out. If we stay here through 2019 there is a bunch more urban permaculture stuff I want to get into place.

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Our Roses and next doors Jasmine is KICKING

I’ve also been drunk quite a bit :) Its summer and its been nice to have that ‘one more beer’ out in the sun as its been setting over the Thames. I’ve started going to a pub that used to be kinda too expensive about 10 years ago when i used to work just down the road from it. But it seems all the hipster craft beer places I drink at – their prices have crept up to meet it. So I’d rather see the sunset than look at a microbrewery’s pipes and extractor fans.

Also, I think I hate iMovie more now than I did before when I used to use it a lot in like 2012ish. BUT an old colleague who was the marketing manager at a company I worked at has started a daily vlog and its really good. Its funny, he is way more interesting day-to-day on film than IRL

I’m going to regent’s park later today as one of my oldest friends (who is a priest) is moving to America to take over the position of high school chaplain in Texas. I’m thinking of popping to the fancy dress shop before hand to buy him a big hat to wear in the park.

Permanently Moved

Made a show about the 100th anniversary of my great grandads death. The whole family went out to Lijssenthoek military cemetery and paid our respects. There are photos up on the show website here.

Dipping the stacks

Twitter is now a marketing tool again for me. Pls stand by for even further disengagement.

The Ministry

Had so many calls this week. Some of the work I’ve been helping a few people with has finished and it seems like they liked my coaching style and where they ended up so hopefully I should get some more work out of that. A VC is kind of interested in speaking to me too.

I also had a call with a super cool data scientist and AI specialist, we talked a lot about deep sensing, ecological restoration.

The audio from my talk in Rotterdam finally went online, so I cut my slides to the audio. Its on cyberpunk, solarpunk and land as platform. I think it’s one of the best talks I’ve given.

Reading

I’m still reading The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin.I think Ill finish it on the train into central later today.

Music

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jaden Smith this week. The Nicky Jam Remix of Icon is really good.

Remember Kids:

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