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Abstract Human Labour Found in Food - Shock!

By Benedict Seymour 16 February 2013

A Gallerte* of undifferentiated human labour has been found in ALL food. Traces of it have also been found in ALL other commodities! Could it be tha...

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The Period of the Sleeping Fits

By Eugene Thacker 16 October 2013

In his final Occultural Studies column, Eugene Thacker surveys the ‘unspeakable life’, work and dreams of surrealist poet, Robert Desnos  ...

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Black on Black

By Eugene Thacker 17 July 2013

Is black a colour, the absence of colour or a suspension of vision produced by a deprivation of light? Do we actually see black, and if so what do we ...

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Keep Calm and Carrion: Two Funerals and a Reflection

By Benedict Seymour 18 April 2013

Some quick thoughts prompted by looking at images of St Paul's and Goldthorpe, the sites of two rather different funerals for Margaret Thatc...

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We Are Not From Here

By Eugene Thacker 19 March 2013

In Thomas Ligotti’s recent work of non-fiction, Eugene Thacker discovers a ‘concept horror’ innate to philosophy – the self-recognition of kno...

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Nothing is better than love: how not to repeat Weimar in Greece

By Benedict Seymour 27 October 2012

The following is a commentary on Paul Mason's important but flawed article on the situation in Greece: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20105881 Paul...

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Melody and Melancholy

By Eugene Thacker 23 August 2012

In an appreciation of Worcestershire goths, And Also The Trees, Eugene Thacker digs the 'unconditional sadness' which connects their music to a melanc...

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Domino, no, no!

By Benedict Seymour 6 April 2014

The Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is  currently being torn down and replaced with massive condominiums. As it happens, these ...

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Nuff Aura: Absolute Artwork Meets Absolute Desperation

By Benedict Seymour 28 March 2014

  [This little screed was written as a facebook post but seemed worth giving a minutely longer half life... It responds to this article: ...

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