The passage from the Asclepius concerning the creation of gods is the perfect example. The priests of Egypt made statues that became real gods to them gods of the earth. In Hermeticism, humans can do this by virtue of nous, the mind they share with the godhead. Less dramatically, hyperstitions are memes. These are ideas that stick, for whatever reason. They start off as kind of nuts—but with time they come to seem self-evident.
Boredom: Western University Visual Arts (boring) Graduate Conference 2015
A filmmaker and a professor talk art and philosophy at the limits of the thinkable
In the following interview Nick Land responds to some questions about the mechanisms of Hyperstition in the context of apocalypse. I wonder if you could elaborate on what exactly is concealed … what will be revealed by apocalypse? It is only because people use words without numerizing them, that they remain open as conduits for something else.
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Indeed, the genre remains difficult to define further. As Michael Cisco has put it:. What strikes the observer is precisely the spontaneity with which so many different writers, pursuing such obviously disparate literary styles, should vaguely intersect in this way. Instead of a set of general aims, we have a great proliferation of correspondences on a more intimate level, like a sprawling coincidence of idiosyncratic choices. In essence, The New Weird brings the generation of worlds and the depiction of our world closer together. Furthermore, this seminar will explore how and why the Weird and the New Weird has influenced the Cybernetic Cultural Research Unit CCRU notion of hyperstition and the subsequent concept of theory-fiction. Thus the boundary between speculative philosophy engaging with fictional entities and fiction which engages with speculative philosophy theory-fiction further mutates the boundary between genre, world, nonfiction, and fiction. You cannot enroll in this Seminar because it has already been completed.
Hyperstition, a term coined by the Ccru Cybernetic Culture Research Unit is a useful tactical intervention within a cybernetic, capitalist system that suppresses contingency and futurity in the name of pursuing more efficiently predatory maneuvers. His xenopraxis burroughs into uncharted perceptual aporias, transliminal zones in which objects become processes, surfaces yield to sediment, and extended duration pressures conventions beyond intended function. He tweets as xenopraxis. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.