VOIGT-KAMPFF: GERMANICITY AND EMPATHY IN DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?

Voigt-Kampff, the sinister test designed to detect the schizophenic ‘flattening of affect’ (33) of android psychopathy in Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?[i] (1968), is an extension of Alan Turing’s 1950 test of human-machine equivalence. Its purpose is to draw and cull the uncanny androids by exposing their lack[…]

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ARTHUR CRAVAN: POET, PROVOCATEUR, PONCE, AND THE QUEERING OF THE QUEENSBURY RULES

Published in full at the literary/cultural magazine The Weeklings:  “Arthur Cravan Cravan’s father, Otho Lloyd, was the brother of Oscar Wilde’s beard/wife Constance; therefore, Cravan was Wilde’s nephew. Throughout his turbulent and transnational life, Cravan assumed and performed multiple aliases, of which several —Dorian Hope, Sebastian Hope and B. Holland— are[…]

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NORTHERN ZAPATISTA

NORTHERN ZAPATISTA: New work at Bold Type Magazine. Bush-Clinton, Resistance to Neoliberalism, Hillary’s prevarication over TPP, what the pundits don’t get about the nature of the leftward swing of the north, understood through the indigenous revolutions in the south…zeitgeist, history and holograms… (Extract)…Now we come to the key to understanding[…]

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