Ghosts of My Life
Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures
Collected essays on popular culture by a major critic.
“one of the most radical conversations on music culture in recent days"
This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carré, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others.
Mark Fisher discusses his titles Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life with Vicente Gutierrez from Highway Magazine.
An analysis of the ways in which capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system.
How internet subcultures are conquering the mainstream, from from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right.
Exposes the dark heart of contemporary cultural life by examining pornography, consumer capitalism and the ideology of women's work.
These writings chart Harman's rise from Chicago sportswriter to co founder of one of Europe's most promising philosophical movements: Speculative Realism.
An examination of why modern art can be easier to appreciate than modern music.
This book ponders the fate of the movies in a world of digital media, globalization, and massive financial flows.
As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers.
A theoretical investigation into the culture of precarious work, digital consumption and personal flexibility, calling for a counter-discourse of resistance.
In the age of global capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the electronic ghosts haunting the nostalgia industry.
Argues that the awkwardness of our age is a key to understanding human experience.