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McKenzie Wark

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Trans Studies Speakers Series: Trans Aesthetics with McKenzie Wark & Shola von Reinhold

We Are The Voices Radio

This episode is part of our Trans Speakers Series, hosted by Dr. Susan Stryker, the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Womens’ Leadership. Dr. Stryker is in conversation with media theorist McKenzie Wark and novelist Shola von Reinhold about Black and femme trans cultural production and world-making.

1hr 31mins

19 Apr 2022

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"Die 3 der Woche": Jill Lepore, Kathy Acker & McKenzie Wark und Gabriela Adamesteanu

Unter Büchern mit Katrin Schumacher

Katrin Schumachers drei Buchtipps der Woche: Jill Lepore "Die geheime Geschichte von Wonderwoman", Kathy Acker & McKenzie Wark "Du hast es mir sehr angetan" und Gabriela Adamesteanu "Hommage an eine Sprachkünstlerin"


7 Apr 2022

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Interview of McKenzie Wark

NYC Trans Oral History Project

McKenzie Wark discusses their career as a cultural critic, journalist, academic, and author. They came of age as a radical and writer in underground counterculture scenes in Australia, moving to New York to pursue love, and becoming a professor at the New School. Wark also discusses their relationship with Kathy Acker, their recent coming out as trans, and rethinking their sexual history through trans identity.

1hr 23mins

14 Sep 2021

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Episode 9 - McKenzie Wark


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


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


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.


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


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.Všechny díly podcastu Otevřené hlavy můžete pohodlně poslouchat v mobilní aplikaci mujRozhlas pro Android a iOS nebo na webu mujRozhlas.cz.


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.


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