The future is alongside us, sometimes closer, sometimes further away.
Hidden Valleys starts from the perception that the human world is an eerie place, particularly in relation to its stories and dreams. It also starts from events that took place in North Yorkshire, in 1978. A work of philosophy, an account of experiences, and a biography of a year, it is simultaneously a challenging cultural analysis, drawing on novels, songs and films. It argues for lucidity over reason, becomings over conventional gender and familialism, groups over state politics, and for an escape to wider realities in place of the delusions of religion. Most centrally it breaks open a view of a futural dimension that coexists with the present, and which intrinsically involves a heightened awareness and evaluation of the planet, of women, and of the abstract. Inseparably it is also a detective investigation into the causes of the eerie human predicament. The book reaches the planetary by starting from a singular place, it reaches reality by starting from dreams, and it reaches the future by finding a doorway in the past.
Against the need for speed, Malign Velocities tracks acceleration as the symptom of the ongoing crises of capitalism.
An interrogation of art's ability to face unpleasant truths.
Platonic myth meets American noir in this haunting collection of philosophical images, from gigantic Ferris wheels to offshore drilling rigs.
By replacing hope and faith with adventure, The Last Night of our lives might finally become the first morning of an autonomous future.
In this diverse collection of sixteen essays, lectures, and interviews Graham Harman lucidly explains the principles of Speculative Realism, including his own object-oriented philosophy.
An imagined retrospective of apocalyptic art
Melancology addresses Black Metal as a form of environmental writing and provides a provocative contribution to debates on ecology.
A guide to making new sense of the world, critically and generously. A techne for the postmodern world.
A sequel to Awkwardness and Why We Love Sociopaths, Creepiness explores popular culture to examine the worst character trait of all.
Networks are the future: here's the first philosophy based on networks, a new image of thought for a hyperconnected age.