Archive

This blog was born on October 10th 2017.

To make Xenogothic‘s development more easily navigable for any blog spelunkers out there, here you can find a breakdown of my main posts and series, organised by topic by year.

Sometime in 2021, in a moment of overwhelming nostalgia, I decided to migrate the archives of seven previous blogs over to xenogothic.com for old time’s sake. I have deleted some posts that were a little too personal — or terrible — but the majority can be found using the links below. Note: there is overlap during 2017. Posts listed with a date prior to 10/10/2017 were previously hosted elsewhere.

You can jump to different years by using these anchors: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2021

Mark Fisher

The Post-Capitalist Realism Generation: Notes on Students, BreadTube and Digital Psychedelia [04/02/21]
The Spectre of Acid Communism [14/03/21]
The Post-Vampire Castle Generation: Notes on Neo-Anarchy in the UK [17/03/21]
Introduction to K-Punk, Vol. 3: English Language Version [12/06/21]
Is There (Still) No Alternative: XG in Ljubljana [30/08/21]
Capitalist Realism and the Eviction of Culture: Notes from Ljubljana [15/09/21]
Total Recoil: Notes on the Body in Mark Fisher’s Feminism [15/12/21]
T+U ACID: Launch at Trafó, Budapest (22/12/2021) [20/12/21]

For k-punk

For k-punk 2021 [20/01/21]
Test Dept: Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture 2021 [22/01/21]]
“Why we started a club night for our teacher, Mark Fisher”: For k-punk in Huck Magazine [30/01/21]
“A teacher ‘who really gave a shit’”: For k-punk in The Art Newspaper [23/02/21]
“The critical legacy of theorist Mark Fisher is a creative springboard for a new wave of musicians and thinkers”: For k-punk reviewed in The Wire [11/03/21]
“Countercultural Bohemia as Prefiguration”: Time is Away on NTS Radio [24/03/21]
Repeater Radio present: K-Punk Marathon [07/06/21]
Solidarity at the Rave: For k-punk on Acid Horizon [23/08/21]

Postcapitalist Desire

Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures of Mark Fisher — Hardback Out Now [12/01/21]
Postcapitalist Desire, Melancholy, Psychedelia and Mark Fisher: XG on Interdependence with Mat Dryhurst and Holly Herndon [13/01/21]
Post-Work with Will Stronge [18/01/21]
Psychedelia with JD Taylor [19/01/21]
Consciousness Raising with Hari Kunzru [23/01/21]
Desire with Dr Isabel Millar [25/01/21]
Postcapitalist Desire: XG in Conversation with James Butler — Now on YouTube! [17/02/21]
“Giving Up the Ghost”: Postcapitalist Desire in the LA Review of Books [21/03/21]
Postcapitalist Desire: XG on Hermitix [06/05/21]

Egress

Badiou’s Platonic Exit: Egress Turns One [10/03/21]
Communities of Loss: A Brief Reflection [14/04/21]
Egress: Live on the Hermitix Podcast [05/08/21]
Egress and Immanence: Hermitix Debrief [07/08/21]
Egreso: Sobre Comunidad, Duelo y Mark Fisher — Out Now! [01/12/21]
Diálogo con Matt Colquhoun: Discussing Egreso with Pepe Tesoro for the IECCS [13/12/21]
A Note on “Egreso” [14/12/21]

Narcissus in Bloom

Unconditional Love: A Note on Acid Narcissism [20/08/21]
Narcissus in Bloom: Talk at Newcastle University [08/11/21]
Observatory Crest: On Narcissus in Bloom [29/11/21]

Translations and Essays Elsewhere

一个无条件加速主义Primer I: Chinese Translation of the U/Acc Primer [08/01/21]
The Geology of Malls: XG for Plaza Protocol [19/02/21]

Hauntology and Accelerationism

The Philosophy of Salvagepunk: XG at the Association for the Design of History [07/01/21]
Hauntology: Where Were You Before ’92? [15/01/21]
Un-Popping the Bubbles of Pop: A Brief History of Anti-Hauntology [06/02/21]
Anti-Hauntology: Where are the New Forms of New? [06/02/21]
Anti-Hauntology: Further Notes on Temporal Specificities [09/02/21]
A Moment of Renewal: Notes on Badiou/Acc [16/02/21]
Badiou/Acc: A Response to Ed Berger [16/02/21]
Badiou/Acc: Further Responses from Vince Garton and Ed Berger [17/02/21]
Anti-Hauntology: Notes on Acid Horizon [18/02/21]
Badiou/Acc: Terror and Parody with Ed Berger [20/02/21]
The End of History 2: Stagnant Boogaloo (Snyder Cut) [02/03/21]
Notes on Lenin and Accelerationist Meta-Terrorism [08/03/21]
A Brief History of the new: Guest Lecture with Ctrl Network [17/03/21]
The Slow Cancellation of… Sorry, What Were We Talking About? [29/03/21]
The Slow Cancellation of… Sorry, What Were We Talking About?: Some Concessions and Further Notes [30/03/21]
Next Week’s New [15/04/21]
Third Actors: XG at the rA/Upture_2 conference, OFF-Biennálé Budapest [26/04/21]
Children of /Acc: Waiting for a Post-Pandemic Politics [14/07/21]
Orgies of Stupidity Fuck the Painful Present Away [23/07/21]
Parameters of Change: Notes on Queer Accelerationism and Libidinal Materialism [13/08/21]
A Brief History of the New: Recording Now Online! [22/11/21]
“What was needed was accelerationism…”: A Note on Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities [30/11/21]
Accelerationism and Ideological Breakdown: Notes on Recent Developments [23/12/21]
Accelerationism and Ideological Breakdown: Further Comments from Ed Berger and Other [24/12/21]

Coronavirus

Covid Libertarianism and Molecular Freedom [05/01/21]
Covid Libertarianism and Capitalist Realism [06/01/21]
Hype(rstition) and Unbelief: On GameStop and Coronavirus [27/01/21]
Covid Libertarianism: Notes on Althusser and a Spanner in the Works of Ideological Reproduction [18/02/21]
The Inertial Endogamy of Covid Capitalism [28/03/21]
Regarding the Pain of Royals [18/04/21]
Post-Covid Horizons [22/07/21]

Palestine

A Deleuzian View of Palestine (Contra Israel) [13/05/21]
Zionist Realism: What If We Had a Strike for Palestine and Everyone Came? [17/05/21]
Zionist Realism: Is There No Alternative? [18/05/21]

Politics

The End of Trump or the End of History [09/01/21]
Cutting the Knot of Incompetence [11/01/21]
National-Identity Politics: On the Contradictions of New New Labour [03/02/21]
What is an Institution?: On the Thoughts of the Police [15/03/21]
Kill the Bill: More on the Thoughts of the Police [23/03/21]
Ecologies of Class: Prince Philip’s Conservationist Politics [09/04/21]
Our Zany Ministers: On Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson, the Personal and the Political [30/06/21]
Olympic Refusal: Simone Biles and Herbert Marcuse [29/07/21]
Communism Within, Communism Without: The Paranoia of Capitalist Realism [12/08/21]
Reflective Centrism [04/10/21]
Toothless Critique: Free Speech in the Vampire Castle [28/10/21]
Elections on Acid: Notes on Boric and the Left for T+U [23/12/21]

Philosophy

Junk Capital: On the Anti-Burrovian Trajectory of Nick Land [04/01/21]
AI is Good Actually: Notes on Commie Grimes and Intelligence & Spirit [03/06/21]
AI is Good Actually: A Further Note from Hypnosifl [27/06/21]
Learning and Trauma: The Sharp Object of Ideology [07/07/21]
Postmodernism and Gender Realism [21/07/21]
RIP Jean-Luc Nancy [24/08/21]
Actual/Virtual [11/09/21]
Discipline is a Double-Edged Sword: Notes on the Misuse and Abuse of Foucault [19/11/21]

Personal Reflections

Richard Humble (1925-2021) [05/03/21]
Bad Queer [16/04/21]
Nine [09/05/21]
Under the Blood Moon [31/05/21]
Rest in Power, Dawn Foster [16/07/21]
Notes on Adoption [02/12/21]
A Note on Cold Rationalism [13/12/21]
An Adoptee’s Anchor [20/12/21]
30 [26/12/21]

Music

DOOMscrolling [01/01/21]
They do not live nature as nature, but as a process of production: On Lenz and Lorde’s Desiring-Productions [21/08/21]
DONDA [30/08/21]
Still Sucks: Transitory Music in the 2020s [02/11/21]
Merry Xmas Everybody [25/12/21]
2021 Playback: Selected Earworms [28/12/21]

Literature

Long Live The New Flesh: Notes on Madame Bovary [28/05/21]
Stronger Than Death: A Note on Poetry and Grief [17/06/21]
Interiority (After Sebald) [20/10/21]

Film & TV

Framing Adam Curtis [23/02/21]
How to Gener8 a Movement [29/04/21]
Mare of Easttown: 2021’s One True Cop Show [09/06/21]
Cruella [10/06/21]
The Tomorrow War [10/07/21]
Pierrot le Fou [06/09/21]
Happy Hallowe’en [31/10/21]
What Was Forgotten: Notes on The Shining, Doctor Sleep and Hauntological Stoicism [08/12/21]

Gaming

Peak Boring Dystopia: On the Legacy of FarmVille [02/01/21]

The Blogosphere

Knowing the Unknown Knower [13/04/21]
Blogging as Infinite Conversation: Preamble [26/06/21]
Blogging as Infinite Conversation: Lately I’ve Been Feeling Like Arthur Rimbaud [04/07/21]
In Defence of Pop Philosophy: Notes on Philosophistry [09/11/21]
A Further Defence of Pop Philosophy: Comments from Terence Blake [11/11/21]

NFTs

Solidarity and Cryptocurrency: Notes on NFTs [19/02/21]
Are NFTs Frigid Stars? [07/10/21]

Memes

Memeing History [30/06/21]
Memeing Politics [01/07/21]
Imagine You Have Two Memes…: On Memetic Negativity [23/07/21]
The Met Gala [14/09/21]
(Funko) Pop Modernism? [23/10/21]

Repeater and Zer0

Repeater Takes Over [24/10/21]
Against Individualizing: Personal Beef or Group Critique? [01/11/21]
Perpetual Yawn: More from the Ex-Zer0 Set [10/11/21]
Spiked: Notes on Psychedelic Fascism in the UK Media Landscape [13/11/21]
Repeater Takes Over… Tariq Weighs In… [27/11/21]
A Pure War?: Late Dispatches from the Authenticity Olympics [07/12/21]
What’s Next From Zer0 Books?: A New Series from Buddies Without Organs [10/12/21]
An Inexplicable Reference… [11/12/21]
Accessibility and Post-Punk: Thoughts on the Difficulty of Pop Philosophy [12/12/21]
New Missives from the Cranks [17/12/21]

Kingston-Upon-Hull

Hull and the Bomb [25/02/21]
Hull and the Rise of Neoliberalism [14/06/21]

Podcasts

Buddies Without Organs — Episode #03 [19/01/21]
An Introduction to Eerie Aesthetics: Now on Mixcloud! [14/02/21]
Buddies Without Organs — Episode #04 [22/02/21]
Extinction, Apocalypse and Desire: XG with Thomas Moynihan on the MIT Press Podcast [09/03/21]
Buddies Without Organs — Episode #05 [22/03/21]
Buddies Without Organs — Episode #06 [12/05/21]
Literary Ley Lines: XG in the Liminal Lounge [19/06/21]
After the Maestro [23/06/21]
Buddies Without Organs — Episode #07 [02/07/21]
Buddies Without Organs — Episode #08 [13/09/21]
In Conversation with Liara Roux: Live on Instagram [28/09/21]
Buddies Without Organs — Episode #9 [27/12/21]

Photography

Brontë Country IV [06/02/21]
Winter Walks VI [13/02/21]
Winter Walks VII [20/02/21]
Winter Walks VIII [27/02/21]
Winter Walks IX [06/03/21]
Winter (Acid) Walks X [13/03/21]
Winter Walks XI [20/03/21]
Winter Walks XII [27/03/21]
First Lambs [29/03/21]
Winter Walks XIII [02/04/21]
Burning Heather [06/04/21]
Winter Walks XIV [10/04/21]
Encounters with Photography and Community: Alumni Talk at the University of South Wales [21/04/21]
Untilted #23 (With Notes on a Migrated Archive) [28/04/21]
Untitled #24 [04/05/21]
Untitled #25 [20/05/21]
Untitled #26 [16/06/21]
Untitled #27 [03/07/21]
Untitled #28 [17/07/21]
Untitled #29 [31/07/21]
Untitled #30 [14/08/21]
Untitled #31 [28/08/21]
Untitled #32 [04/09/21]
Untitled #33 [25/09/21]
Untitled #34 [09/10/21]
Untitled #35 [23/10/21]
Untitled #36 [06/11/21]
Untitled #37 [20/11/21]
Untitled #38 [04/12/21]
Untitled #39 [05/12/21]
Untitled #40 [11/12/21]
Untitled #41 [12/12/21]
Untitled #42 [18/12/21]
Untitled #43 [19/12/21]
A Persistent Stitch: Winter Walks 2021 [29/12/21]

Patreon Posts

XG Reading Group 2.0: Without Further Badiou [10/01/21]
Blogger’s Digest #5 (01/02/2021) [01/02/21]
XG Reading Group 2.1: Much Badiou About Nothing [12/02/21]
XG Reading Group 2.2: Brassier’s Critique of Transcendental Materialism [26/02/21]
Blogger’s Digest #06 (01/03/2021) [01/03/21]
XG Reading Group 2.3: Situationist NFTs and the Intensification of the Commodity Form [12/03/21]
Blogger’s Digest #07 (01/04/2021) [01/04/21]
XG Reading Group 2.4: A Grift in Space-Time [03/04/21]
XG Reading Group 2.5: Narcissist Realism [16/04/21]
XG Reading Group 2.6: Capitalism’s Transcendental Mirror Factory [30/04/21]
Blogger’s Digest #08 (01/05/2021) [01/05/21]
XG Reading Group 2.7: Bad Actors [27/05/21]
Blogger’s Digest #09 (01/06/2021) [01/06/21]
XG Reading Group 2.8: Interlude [11/06/21]
XG Reading Group 2.9: The Social [18/06/21]
Blogger’s Digest #10 (01/07/2021) [01/07/21]
XG Reading Group 3.0: Revenge of the Real [30/07/21]
Blogger’s Digest #11 (01/08/2021) [01/08/21]
XG Reading Group 3.1: Post-Pandemic Patchwork [15/08/21]
XG Reading Group 3.2: Trust is Key [25/08/21]
Blogger’s Digest #12 (01/09/2021) [01/09/21]
Blogger’s Digest #13 (01/10/2021) [01/10/21]
XG Reading Group 3.4: The Sensing Layer [22/10/21]
Blogger’s Digest #14 (01/11/2021) [01/11/21]
XG Reading Group 3.5: Positive Objectification [05/11/21]
Blogger’s Digest #15 (01/12/2021) [01/12/21]
XG Reading Group 3.6: Agamben and Neo-Anarchy [03/12/21]

2020

Mark Fisher

Accelerationism

Politics

Culture Wars (On TERF Bullshit, the Alt-Right, and Other Idiocy)

Xenofeminism

Covid-19 and Quarantine

Hauntology

Body Horror, Anecdotal Theory and Writing About Writing

Music

Film & TV

Video Games

Literature

Buddies Without Organs

Reza Negarestani and Cyclonopedia

Philosophical Miscellanea

Photography

“To Take a Walk Like…”

General Miscellanea

Patreon Posts

2019

Mark Fisher

Accelerationism

Xenofeminism

Acid Communism

Egress

Brexit & UK Politics

Mental Health

Music Writing

Art Writing

Photography

Patchwork Epistemologies

Cascading Adolescence

Frontier Psychiatry

Difference & Repetition

Cornwall

Suffolk

Why I Write

Urbanomic

Gaming

Xenogothic Radio

Fan Art

Blobby

2018

For K-Punk

Patchwork

Accelerationism & Capitalism

Acid Communism

The American West

The Weird & The Eerie

Music

Deep Assignment

Photography

Xenogothic Radio

Blobby

2017

First Things First…

Mental Health

K-Punk & Acid Communism

Diary

Art & Photography

Events

Theory-Fiction

Neologisms & Wordplay

Film & Television

Music & Mixes

Philosophy

Technology

2016

Photography

Diary

Music Photography

Mixes

University of South Wales

2015

Photography

Diary

Mixes

Misc.

2014

Photography

Diary

Beacons Festival

Mixes

Misc.

2013

University of Walse, Newport

Photography

Denmark

Music Photography

Mixes

Early Writings

Misc.

2012

University of Wales, Newport

Music Photography

Maximum Fog

Photography

Family Archive

Misc.

2011

University of Wales, Newport

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Music Photography

Photography

Notes

2010

Photography

University of Wales, Newport

2009

Photography

2008

First Blog

[Dead] Mixtape / MP3 Blog

Pyrenees Blog

Orphaned Posts

2007

Lost Blog