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McKenzie Wark

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Episode 9 - McKenzie Wark

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K. Eskins and Austin Burke have a chat with McKenzie Wark about media studies, low theory, queer theory and philosophy, gender identity, auto-theory, the use of pronouns, and writing.

1hr 29mins

20 Jun 2021

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episode 5: McKenzie Wark

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I talk with McKenzie Wark about a range of topics, including writing, editing (her superpower), glimpsing yourself in works by other writers, and writing about sex. Books by McKenzie that we discuss:  I'm Very into You: Correspondence 1995–1996 [with Kathy Acker] (2015)Reverse Cowgirl (2020)Philosophy for Spiders: On the Low Theory of Kathy Acker (forthcoming, Sept 2021)Articles written by McKenzie that are mentioned:  Girls Like UsThe Many-handed Hunger of Transsexuality: On T. FleischmannReality Cabaret: On Juliana HuxtableCommitment to the Bit: On Andrea Long ChuPaper PrincessBooks by other writers that come up (in approximate order of appearance):  Blood and Guts in High School - Kathy AckerPussy, King of the Pirates - Kathy AckerTime is the Thing a Body Moves Through - T FleischmannConundrum - Jan MorrisOur Lady of the Flowers - Jean GenetKatherine’s Diary - Katherine CummingsThe Freezer Door - Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore"Descent into the Maelström" [short story] - Edgar Allen PoeI Love Dick - Chris KrausPSYCHO NYMPH EXILE - Porpentine Charity HeartscapeLittle Fish - Casey PlettNevada - Imogen BinnieInfect Your Friends and Loved Ones - Torrey PetersDetransition, Baby - Torrey PetersI've Got a Time Bomb - Sybil LambWomen in Clothes [an anthology edited by Sheila Heti et al. with a piece by Christen Clifford called "Mother, Daughter, Moustache"]The Argonauts - Maggie NelsonBluets - Maggie NelsonMy Meteorite - Harry DodgeThe Subtweet - Vivek ShrayaHe Mele A Hilo - Ryka AokiNext Year, For Sure - Zoey Leigh PetersonPaul Takes the Form of Mortal Girl - Andrea LawlorDarryl - Jackie EssThe full episode transcript is available right here. The podcast theme song is "Tall Girl" by Wares from the album Survival, which you can (and probably should) get via Bandcamp. (This song appears courtesy of Wares and Mint Records.)Our logo was designed by Rojina Farrokhnejad at HandMadeDesign. t4t is recorded and edited on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

1hr 53mins

12 May 2021

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World building IRL with McKenzie Wark; and float-down pop up food

Playopolis

In this episode of Playopolis, we’ll hear a conversation with McKenzie Wark as she resituates the Situationist International, talks about living in New York in 2020, and speculates on how seeds for other ways of life may rise from modern ruin. McKenzie Wark is known for her writings on media theory, critical theory, new media, and the Situationist International. Her recent books include Capital is Dead and Reverse Cowgirl. Following that is the story of the rise and fall of Jafflechutes. In 2014, on the windiest Autumn day in twenty years, Jafflechutes launched itself into the world... and promptly got stuck in a tree. We talk to the co-founders of this world first 'float-down pop up' eatery about what works, and what really doesn't, in the world of parachutable food.

38mins

23 Apr 2021

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Capital is Dead or is This Something Worse? W/ Mckenzie Wark

The Solecast

The debut episode of "The Institute For Post American Studies," is with Mckenzie Wark on her new-ish book "Capital is Dead." We mostly discuss how the economy has changed under the guidance of silicon valley and exacerbated by the pandemic. We discuss a range of subjects from the book and some in depth analysis of the present. Pick up the book now on Verso

58mins

23 Feb 2021

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„Všichni jsme uvnitř informačního stroje, žádný vnějšek už není,“ říká filozofka médií McKenzie Wark

Otevřené hlavy

Popsat práci McKenzie Wark jedním slovem nejde. Původem australská teoretička se pohybuje mezi filozofií, mediální teorií, uměním i novými médii. Píše o kyberkultuře, proměnách kapitalismu nebo naposledy o tom, jaké to je být trans po padesátce. S profesorkou newyorské New School jsme se bavili o hranicích mezi literaturou a teorií, nové společenské třídě, která kontroluje dohled nad informacemi, nebo utopii na tanečním parketu. Rozhovor vznikl před pandemií koronaviru.

17mins

11 May 2020

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The Suite (212) Sessions, no. 6 - McKenzie Wark

Suite (212)

In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic and shutting down of much of the UK's cultural life, we have decided to bring you a series of interviews with contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and other cultural figures, conducted via Skype (so apologies for the diminished audio quality), about their practices, the political issues that inspire them and the socio-economic conditions that have shaped their work.In the seventh of these Sessions, Juliet talks to writer and academic McKenzie Wark about her new book Reverse Cowgirl, published by Semiotext(e) in 2019, different approaches to trans narratives (especially memoir) and the emergence of trans subcultures; how trans authors write about sex; the queer writers that formed her perspective; the effects of pop music and social media in identity formation; her writing about the Situationists and her concept of ‘low theory’; and her feelings about the end of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and the need for the Anglo-American left to find new directions.A full list of references for the programme, with links, can be found via our Patreon at www.patreon.com/suite212, and are available to $3 subscribers.

49mins

10 Apr 2020

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McKenzie Wark on “Reverse Cowgirl”

Market Solution Radio

Writer and theorist McKenzie Wark joins us to talk about Reverse Cowgirl, her new book out Tuesday Feburary 18 via Semiotext(e), an autobiographical series of narrative reflections, citations and observasions on sex, experience, gender identity, music, and emigration. What if you were trans and didn’t know it?Purchase Reverse Cowgirl: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/reverse-cowgirlPurchase Capital is Dead: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3056-capital-is-dead

1hr 45mins

17 Feb 2020

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McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century" (Verso, 2017)

New Books in Architecture

McKenzie Wark’s new book offers 21 focused studies of thinkers working in a wide range of fields who are worth your attention. The chapters of General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2017) introduce readers to important work in Anglophone cultural studies, psychoanalysis, political theory, media theory, speculative realism, science studies, Italian and French workerist and autonomist thought, two “imaginative readings of Marx,” and two “unique takes on the body politic.” There are significant implications of these ideas for how we live and work at the contemporary university, and we discussed some of those in our conversation. This is a great book to read and to teach with! Carla Nappi is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about her and her work here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/architecture

1hr 4mins

6 Dec 2018

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McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century" (Verso, 2017)

New Books in Indian Religions

McKenzie Wark’s new book offers 21 focused studies of thinkers working in a wide range of fields who are worth your attention. The chapters of General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2017) introduce readers to important work in Anglophone cultural studies, psychoanalysis, political theory, media theory, speculative realism, science studies, Italian and French workerist and autonomist thought, two “imaginative readings of Marx,” and two “unique takes on the body politic.” There are significant implications of these ideas for how we live and work at the contemporary university, and we discussed some of those in our conversation. This is a great book to read and to teach with! Carla Nappi is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about her and her work here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/indian-religions

1hr 4mins

6 Dec 2018

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McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century" (Verso, 2017)

New Books in Jewish Studies

McKenzie Wark’s new book offers 21 focused studies of thinkers working in a wide range of fields who are worth your attention. The chapters of General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2017) introduce readers to important work in Anglophone cultural studies, psychoanalysis, political theory, media theory, speculative realism, science studies, Italian and French workerist and autonomist thought, two “imaginative readings of Marx,” and two “unique takes on the body politic.” There are significant implications of these ideas for how we live and work at the contemporary university, and we discussed some of those in our conversation. This is a great book to read and to teach with! Carla Nappi is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. You can learn more about her and her work here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/jewish-studies

1hr 4mins

6 Dec 2018

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