De Landa Destratified
Does the economic slowdown herald a change in time itself? From Arthur.
The Omega Network
A recent remix of a section from my book Techgnosis.
The Analog Life
My new column for Arthur magazine.
A meditation on Descartes, The Matrix, and the question of who we are when the reality around us is a virtual illusion.
Take the Red Pill
"We have entered an era that sanctions the psychoactive use of commercial chemicals, not just to cure disease or even to relieve suffering, but to reformat who we feel we are."
An millennialist essay from the SFMOMA catalog for the art show 010101: Art in Technological Times.
Riding the Limit
An essay on limits and technological possibility, penned just before 9/11 but still, I hope, relevant.
Don't Look Back
"The business of envisioning the future should not be a business but a calling for artists, mystics and soccer Moms alike."
The Posthuman Touch
A review of the crucial book How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, by N. Katherine Hayles
The Witch's Flight
A popular essay on Deleuze and Guattari's final book of "virtual philosophy."
This is Your Brain on Buddha
The close encounters of Buddhism and neuroscience.
A discussion about brains and dharma with Francisco Varella, the celebrated neuroscientist and Buddhist practitioner.
Roots and Wires
A philosophical study of West African polyrhythm and its marriage to the machine in dub and jungle.
A broad theoretical exploration of the interpenetrating issues of space, acoustics, and digital sound.