‘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”

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”

Delirium at Halftime: The real excess of the imaginary

Ollie Dawson reflects on his first year on the MSc Society & Space course and looks at the philosopher who has had biggest impact on his thinking so far – Giles Deleuze. It took me twelve years to find my way from undergraduate study in literature to post-graduate study in the social sciences. I flirtedContinue reading “Delirium at Halftime: The real excess of the imaginary”