Quite the Eschatological Hyperarchive

February 29, 2012

Wow, a list of a ton of apocalyptic works (over 1700). Better start reading.

Hyperarchival Leap-Day Eve Links

February 28, 2012

So, first my good friend Alexander Provan, editor of the excellent Triple Canopy, and accomplished writer in his own right (see him, for example, on our post-nuclear future and Yucca Mountain at The Believer), is interviewed in this fairly interesting article on the future of literacy, print culture, etc (“Post-Print: Digital Publishing Comes of Age”) written by Ian Erickson-Kery over at The Eye.

Uncylopedia: what happens when Wikipedia intentionally gets it wrong. I find this fascinating in the extreme, and pretty much what I (sometimes) mean by “hyperarchival.”

In commemoration of DFW’s 50th b-day, 46 things of his to look at on the internet.

Star Wars Uncut: mashing together homemade scenes of Star Wars into one, gigantic, hyperarchival gem.

(Since I’ve been playing quite a bit of Skyrim recently [and am actually currently planning on writing a bit for it here], “Fuck Forever, and Never Die.” Though I’m not sure really why sex is really part of this conversation, this is a fairly interesting article.)

And from io9: “Rock You Like an Apocalypse: Art that Destroys the World!” A whole smorgasbord of eschatological imagery. A couple examples:

Notice What’s Missing?

February 25, 2012

As I’ve been thinking about a lot quite recently, it seems that there is a multiplication of risk projections, and they are tied together in a kind of disaster ecology, but nuclear war (let alone war in general, below) does not appear to be part of the eschatological imagination of the present. Enjoy.