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.

Permanently Moved

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.

Remember kids:

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094 :: One Step Forward Two Steps Back

Well, after talking how much better my mental health was last week. This week has been dark and terrible. I don’t want to talk about it.

Permanently Moved

From Blake’s London to Air to Surface Missiles

S2E19

The anatomy of an info binge.

Blake > Tennyson > 20th C Anglosphere Public Policy > Keplar > Lana de Terzi > Pearson’s Weekly

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Bit of a filler episode this week. Still liked making it which is the main thing.

Dipping the Stacks

Artificial tongue’s nanoscale “tastebuds” can sort real whisky from counterfeits more than 99% of the time / Boing Boing

The Tragedy of “The Tragedy of the Commons” – Scientific American Blog Network

“The Greatest Menace to the Writer is the Reader” and Other Advice from Shirley Jackson | Literary Hub

Magical thinking: the history of science, sorcery and the spiritual

The Ministry

A week of basically doing zero work which was a feedback loop.

Did make some cool grooves tho

Reading

I might be getting to the end of my Warhammer binge. Im kinda getting a bit sick of it. 50 books or something tho… thats quite a binge.

Music

I’ve been LOVING this Blanck Mass track all week.

I’ve also been listening to lots of 80’s style modern synth pop. A mate and I are considering making some music together. Heres some examples

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087 :: [Media property name] isn’t your friend

It’s been such a weird week. We got back from Benedict and Mina’s wedding on Tuesday afternoon. So I was wandering around on Wednesday thinking it was actually Monday, then Panicked and dove into the mountain of stuff I put on my list..

Here’s some gratuitous snaps from the Hagia Sophia for your eyeballs.

Sunset
Virgin and Child
Dome of Heaven

Here’s John Romers 3 hour Byzantium Documentary.

Last night was the launch of The Brazen Vessel 10 years of Collected Works from Alkistis Dimech ☩ Peter Grey of Scarlet Imprint at Treadwells.

I forgot to take any photos at the event but here’s a snap of the paperback. I can’t wait to dig in. Especially their earlier writings.

Permanently Moved

S2E14

[Media property name] isn’t your friend.

We need anti trust laws for culture. I take a dump on Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Roll your own culture.

(Yes the podcast cover is my teenage bedroom)

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Dipping the Stacks

History: “The Power of Trees” (1855) – SANDRA RENDGEN

Why are England’s roadsides blooming? – BBC News

The Afrofuturists with designs on African architecture | Financial Times

Heavy rain forces evacuation order for 800,000 in southwestern Japan

The Ministry

I’ve had some really interesting comments and feedback on the first 27 pages (10k words) of the meditation book. A lot to chew on.

Been working hard on the text for the first zine. Should be Ready to go in August at the latest.

Been talking with the folks at UCT (apodcastfornow). we’re doing a collab together.

The most important thing that happened this week tho:

Reading

I’ve been reading more Warhammer and A LOT of PDFs on UK public policy documents on land use this week. Nothing really to report.

Music

CATNAPP X MODESELEKTOR “THE MOVER”

This track is dark and square wavey as hell. I love the suction they have achieved on the kick drum. It feels like the billowing of a sail.

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085 :: 5 Favourite Tracks of 2019 So Far

I am beginning to hate twitter threads with a passion. My pinboard bookmarks are full of them and its a little confusing despite diligent tagging. Why can’t folks just have a blog? I always think to myself, scrolling though an epic 50 post thread on a super interesting topic.

The question is rhetorical however as the answer is that the logics of Twitter demand that attention be kept inside the high walls of the network – but still. There are so many places on the internet to hangout.

I keep wondering if RSS readers are too much effort in 2019? or is that there are no decent free options? Rolling your own culture/internet is what it has always been here for …

Anyways I posted this list to Tumblr the other night. I had forgotten how rich Tumblr looks compared to Twitter. Despite being a heavy tumblr being an admin on solarpunks.net.

WordPress is obviously still the least worst option. But I like that I can just embed the whole post below. Perhaps I’m warming to Gutenberg … Perhaps.

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!

Permanently Moved

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.

Remember kids:

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.

Remember kids:

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039 :: Unspool

Wizard Prang was threatened by toast. He knew that he was supposed to eat breakfast. It was good for him. But eating was exactly what he did not want to do early in the morning.

Chronicles of Wizard Prang by Stafford Beer

Narrative

This post is three days late. It did briefly cross my mind about 8am on Saturday that I needed to post something but i was A. too tired (no one seems to sleep in berlin?) B. too busy and had to run out the door for a breakfast engagement, followed by brunch, then get to Trust for my p2pWeb talk, then after that was drinks, dinner, then more drinks.

So in short it was kinda busy.

I’m frantically preparing for my next round of being away from home due in Rotterdam on Thursday. Conversations I took away with me from Berlin have caused it to pivot some what a a major re-write is in process.

It is now Tuesday and it’s nearly 30 degrees so i don’t want to spend all day inside either.

Permanently Moved

Episode 7: Eugh what a drag to get this done today! Thanks for listening everyone! Please stick with me, really not feeling this one today.

Dipping the stacks

I don’t want to talk about it.

The Ministry

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Reading

I finished invention of nature.

Music

TarLung had an album out last year and i missed it. Sludgy Doom FTW

Remember Kids:

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