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Episode 34: Culture – Twin Peaks with Joel Bocko

Episode 34: Culture – Twin Peaks with Joel Bocko
This week, the Culture crew talks about one of the greatest TV shows of all time: Twin Peaks. As it returns to television after over 25 years, Malloy (@mmalloyboy), Ian (@IanH9114), RS (RS_Benedict), and special guest Joel Bocko (@LostInTheMovies) talk about the strange, surreal world portrayed in the world of Twin Peaks, the deep attachment fans of the show have sustained in its long absence, and connections with writings like Eugene Thacker’s “In The Dust of this Planet,” Matt Christman’s Prestige TV article in Current Affairs, and Andy Burn’s “Wrapped in Plastic”.

~Links~
http://www.zero-books.net/books/in-the-dust-of-this-planet
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/05/how-tv-became-respectable-without-getting-better
Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks
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Episode 22: Culture – Exiting The Haunted Mall, With Grafton Tanner

Episode 22: Culture – Exiting The Haunted Mall, With Grafton Tanner
On this special episode of Discourse Collective, Hunter (@copcemetary), Malloy (@mmaloyboy) and Sergey (@NovemberBrav0) interview Grafton Tanner about his book “Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts”, examining vapor as a phenomenon and an aesthetic, how it reflects the haunted culture we live in, and what it says about our politics and philosophy.

Babbling Corpse is available for purchase on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Babbling-Corpse-Vaporwave-Commodification-Ghosts-ebook/dp/B01G2M4LV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492610703&sr=8-1&keywords=babbling+corpse
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Episode 7: Culture – Children of Men and the World of Fascism

This week in culture, @hanniballefter, @pnw_trope and @mmalloyboy discuss the 2006 Alfonso Cuarón film “Children of Men” focusing on its portrayal of a world in a post-fascist stage, a nod to Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism, and a discussion of the religious and familial themes the movie uses. It’s an incredible movie which we all definitely recommend watching.

Related Reads:
http://www.zero-books.net/books/capitalist-realism
https://www.dukeupress.edu/no-future
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Episode 3: Culture – Ex Machina, Sex Robots and the Volcel/Incel Divide

Our very first recorded episode which we sat on for a while while we got everything set up, featuring @pnw_trope and @hanniballefter. This week, they decided to break down the reactionary-ness of Ex Machina (WARNING: They spoil the ending) and get deep in the weeds on the politics and perspectives of the world of Artificial Intelligence.

Hannibal’s Westworld Article:
Green Room, Westworld, and Cinematic Mathematics
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