‘Disruptive Muzak’: Experimental music as Interruption

By George Burdon Whilst studying for the ‘Affect, Technology & Biopolitics’ course of the MSc Society & Space programme, I was struck with how readily some of its themes could relate to my interest in music. Theorists such as Jane Bennett, Gilles Deleuze and Gilbert Simondon provide angles for studying how bodies and subjectivities emergeContinue reading “‘Disruptive Muzak’: Experimental music as Interruption”

Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?

By Harry Bregazzi The MSc Society and Space programme has a strong emphasis on philosophy, which students apply to their analyses and understandings of society and the world. One philosopher who has remained particularly influential for me is Benedict de Spinoza. The following is a reflection, through the framework of Spinoza’s Ethics, on the politicalContinue reading “Brexit… Trump… What would Spinoza do?”

The Glimmer at the End of the World: Anna Tsing’s ‘The Mushroom at the End of the World’ Reviewed

By Ciara Merrick   Tsing, A. L. (2015). The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ‘At best we are looking for a most ephemeral glimmer. But, living with indeterminacy, such glimmers are the political’ (p. 255). In her most recent book,Continue reading “The Glimmer at the End of the World: Anna Tsing’s ‘The Mushroom at the End of the World’ Reviewed”