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E-FLUX JOURNAL

E-FLUX JOURNAL

Art Without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism

Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Stephen Squibb & Anton Vidokle (Eds.)

According to the teachings of Nikolai Fedorov, a nineteenth century religious philosopher and progenitor of Russian cosmism, our ethical obligation to use reason and knowledge to care for the sick extends to curing the dead of their terminal status.

E-FLUX JOURNAL

E-FLUX JOURNAL

Jalal Toufic: What Was I Thinking?

Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Stephen Squibb & Anton Vidokle (Eds.)

What Was I Thinking? is an initiation into thinking.

KNUT EBELING

KNUT EBELING

There Is No Now: An Archaeology of Contemporaneity

Drawing together discourses on contemporaneity and new materialisms, the essay examines a material conception of time, making it possible to develop a critique of the philosophical discourse on presence.

WOLFGANG ERNST

WOLFGANG ERNST

The Delayed Present: Media-Induced Tempor(e)alities and Techno-traumatic Irritations of “the Contemporary”

In the media theater of contemporary culture, a drama unfolds: While the human sense of “the present” is challenged by the immediacy of analog signal transmission and the delays of digital data processing, a different (non-)sense of time unfolds within technologies themselves, making it an impossible effort to let the temporal articulate itself.