Acid Horizon

Acid Horizon

Acid Horizon and Inner Experience theory podcasts. Metaphysics, ethics, politics, critical theory, phenomenology, and beyond.

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January 27, 2023 54 min

Catherine Malabou returns to the podcast on the eve of her most recent work being translated into English, a book entitled "Stop Thief! Anarchism and Philosophy". We revisit the arguments for ontological anarchism and attempt to elucidate a bridge between anarchy in philosophy and politics. Catherine also shares her views on cryptocurrency, AI, and other technological trends as they relate to the prospect of a "dawning ...

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In the search for new weapons, history itself becomes an arsenal of struggles. In the material processes of world history, one finds the principle of hope. These ideas are central to the work of the German Marxist Ernst Bloch, and on this episode Jon AKA TheLitCritGuy from Horror Vanguard and Profane Illuminations and B from Zer0 Books join Will and Adam in exploring and introducing his vast corpus. We discussed Bloch's theory ...

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On today's episode of Inner Experience, we are joined by Nicholas Bruno, creator of The Somnia Tarot, a tarot deck inspired by Nicolas' unnerving history of sleep paralysis. Craig, also a creator of a tarot deck, The Philosopher's Tarot, has experienced similar episodes in his childhood. Together, we explore tarot's aesthetic and mystical dimensions in conjunction with strange and terrifying liminality experienced i...

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We start our series, “The Lost Cyberhighway” with an exploration of an early proto-cybernetic text by Nikolai Federov, “The Common Task”. This work of cosmic politics articulates a humanity that is united in a production-driven expansionary project to transform “the solar system” into “a controlled economic entity.” We examine this speculative text’s relationship to the legacy of physiocratic economics, Darwinism, the government of...

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Formed anonymously in the late 1990s, Tiqqun's two journals still remain fundamental to the insurrectionary counter-tradition. Today, we give you a small reading of one of their more enigmatic pieces from TIQQUN #1, "The Great Game of Civil War". Following in Foucauldian footsteps, Tiqqun provides an account of the political and the juridical mediated through the lens of a dispersed civil war across the social field. Th...

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Following Dividuum (2015), Gerald Raunig presents the second volume of “Machinic Capitalism and Molecular Revolution.” Dissemblage unfolds a wild abundance of material of unruliness, from the multilingual translation machines of Al-Andalus to the queer mysticism of the High Middle Ages, from the small voices of the falsetto in 20th century jazz and soul to today’s disjointures and subjunctures against the smooth city in machinic ca...

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Welcome to Baroque Sunbursts, a new series from Zer0/Repeater on Music, Culture, and Philosophy. For our inaugural episode Adam and Kyle are joined by Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix; Artist, philosopher, theologian, and musician most known for her seminal work with LITVRGY. Ravenna joins us to look back upon the opening salvo of her musical philosophy: 2009’s Transcendental Black Metal: A Vision of Apocalyptic Humanism. We’re going to be tal...

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The launch party for 'The Philosopher's Tarot' at  Tenderbooks in London on November 23, 2022. 

Acid Horizon's first live event extends Mark Fisher's concept of 'acid communism' through prominent figures featured in the work of the podcast. 

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Author, blogger, and photographer Matt Colquhoun joins us (as promised) for a first look at a compilation of last lectures given by Mark Fisher at Goldsmiths in 2016.  The lecture series on postcapitalist desire intends to explore the seemingly unsurpassable milieu of global capitalism and its pervasive affectivity.  Through figures like Marcus, Lukacs, Lyotard, Marx, and Deleuze and Guattari, Fisher explores possibilities for our ...

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Jason Bahbek Mohaghegh joins us to discuss Omnicide 2, out soon from Urbanomic.

From Urbanomic/MIT Press: An infernal catalogue of manic visionaries, inspired by the poetry of the Middle East.

In a new work in which conceptual elaboration, storytelling, and poetics are fused in the infernal heat of the desert, the cycle of Omnicide draws to a close with a philosophy of doom, deception, and the game, plunging headlong into the inevita...

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*EVENTS*
November 23, 2022 Watkins Books (London): "The Philosopher's Tarot" tarot readings with Acid Horizon

November 23, 2022 TenderBOOKS (London): "Tarot & Acid Communism"  with Acid Horizon

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The Acid Horizon crew are joined by friend of the show and history podcaster Jim to discuss the philosophical horrors at the heart of Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream", a tale about planetary war, cybernetic takeover, and the cruelty that fills the void where creativity is absent. We begin with an overview of Ellison's life and work, before reading I Have No Mouth through the works of figures suc...

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To celebrate new Zer0 Classics edition of Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism, Adam and Will spoke to Alex Niven about his new introduction. Alex joins us in reflecting upon the historical context of the book in the midst of New Labour's Thatcherism, the student riots, and the global financial crisis, as well as exploring the key concepts of the book such as Market Stalinism, Depressive Hedonia, and the spectre of the Marxist Supe...

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Grant Maxwell is the author of Integration and Difference: Constructing a Mythical Dialectic, A book which confronts the perennial problem of opposition in philosophy with respect to the notions of integration and difference. This is a robust work which covers many figures in Philosophy from Hegel to William James to Isabel Stegners. In this discussion we delve into the sections of the book that specifically concern the relationshi...

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Craig and Adam speak with Chuck LeBlanc, host of the podcast Couch to Couch to discuss themes and concepts from Deleuze and Guattari's "One or Several Wolves?" from 'A Thousand Plateaus'.  This conversation pinpoints concepts useful to rethinking psychology and interrogating the role of therapist. Moreover it asks the question, "In what ways can thinking in terms of 'multiplicity' inspire better thea...

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In this episode of Concepts in Focus, Will lays out a handful of key concepts in the popular works of Michel Foucault. What does Foucault’s genealogy of sovereignty’s passage to discipline tell us about the politics of the body? What is Foucault’s understanding of the function of history? What does it mean when we say power has a hold on life? This episode is a general overview but has commentary that will be of interest to those i...

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The Acid Horizon crew are joined by artist and theorist Ian Alan Paul to discuss his essay “Are Prisons Computers?” in which he argues for a cybernetic and digital understanding of prisons and policing. Part of this digital framework also calls for a re-evaluation of the distinction between discipline and control in Deleuze and Foucault at the same time as it calls for a return to the work of the Prison Information Group, taking pr...

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Was Gilles Deleuze a Marxist? Before his death in 1995, Deleuze had intended to write a book entitled The Grandeur of Marx, a work which would have consummated the role of Marx as long time mediator within Deleuze's political writings. In the discussion, we unpack political concepts within Deleuze's corpus, such as "minor politics", "a people to come", and "a new earth" and explore their resonances w...

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September 21, 2022 8 min

Adam performs a reading of the essay "Cybernetic Culture" by CCRU, which can be found in the essay compilation #ACCELERATE published by Urbanomic.

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Acid Horizon hosts Cooper and Taylor of Machinic Unconscious Happy Hour to discuss Jean-François Lyotard's Libidinal Economy, the infamous forceful poetic intervention which lambasted the French communism of the 1970s and the legacy of Marxism itself. This deep dive emerges out of Zer0's postcapitalist desire reading group which covers the incomplete final lecture series of Mark Fisher. Lyotard was an important mediator in ...

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