The Quiddities (2011) in Triple Canopy
Multimedia essay. “This” is discussed as a piece of literary minutiae that confounds the digital. The history of Shakespeare Concordances accompanied by media performances of “this” pronoun, with thoughts on misdirection and attention in Michael Snow, Ron Silliman, and algorithmic conceptualism.
R, Adieu (2010) in Triple Canopy
Multimedia essay. Rolled rs, sound poetry, Charo, Dada, Futurism, Ezra Pound, Christian Bök, Jaap Blonk, lipograms, pasta fazool, dialect practices, alphabetic violence, Charles Bernstein, Georges Perec
F2F (2005) in Hyperrhiz
Hypertext film essay with video content. Gilles Deleuze, faces, backs of heads, Monica Vitti, Robert Smithson, hair part theorists, Robert Smithson, Issey Miyake, Jean Luc Godard, Psychogeography, Alfred Hitchcock, Max Ernst
Hypertext film essay with video content. Film sound, the uncanny, Vera Caspary, Otto Preminger, artificial intelligence, radio art, David Lynch, cybernetics.
FOR CABINET MAGAZINE
Essay. Paper mazes, the 1970s, Georges Bataille, Iraq, New Age dogma, Atari 2600, philosophical toys, William Faulkner, Robert Smithson, nomadic consciousness, IKEA.
Essay. Jenny Lind, phonophotography, musical emotion, sheet music, racialized notions of performance
Essay. Ether, spectrum allocation, mysticism and the “new” economy
FOR FILM COMMENT
String Theory (2012) on Steve Elkins’ Reach of Resonance
Marxism for Dummies (2012) on Wayne Koestenbaum’s Anatomy of Harpo Marx
Out of the Blue (2008) on Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Helicopter String Quartet”
She’s Not There (2008) on Delphine Seyrig
Rebirth of a Nation (2004) on DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation
Translational Granularity (2018) in Amodern: Translation-Machination
Essay. A discussion of the relation of literary translation to Xerography and media transduction, via W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn.
This Mysterious ‘This’: Joe Milutis in Conversation with Eugene Thacker (2011) in Ctheory
Interview discussing Henri Bergson, horror, and current projects.
Bottled (2009) in PAJ: Special Section on Transmission Arts
A short introduction to “transmission arts” via a meditation on the art of the message in a bottle and the history of bottle manufacture.
Alo, Ado (2009)
Sound poem. In three books, of which this performance is an excerpt.
Mystic America (2009) in Tsukuba Review of American Literature
Interpretive fiction or the fiction of interpretation? Hermeneutical excess brought to bear on pop culture phenomena yields surprising insights into the mystical history of These United States.
The Biography of the Sample (2008) in Leonardo Music Journal
Essay. Acousmatic art, musique concrète, life and liveness, Kim Cascone, sound objects, Stephen Vitiello, Hildegard Westerkamp, Matmos, Rilke, François Bayle, Scott Stark, Pierre Schaeffer, Francisco López, Gilles Deleuze, interpretation, sampling, politics of recording.
A “Temporary Autonomous Blog” documenting anonymous art-brut interventions on the river. A mystery and a critique.
Making the World Safe for Fashionable Philosophy! (2003) in Ctheory
Essay. The Matrix and Jean Baudrillard
From The Style Manuals (2002) in The Styles
Fiction. Suggested usages, and some life lessons, from Strunk and White
The Parking Lots of Summerfest (2001) in The Milwaukee Orbit
Non-fiction. Lost in the dark peripheries of a festival, street performers running scared
Riddles of the Interface (2001)
in Wide Angle: Special Issue on Digitality & the Memory of Cinema
Essay. Multimedia art and Afrofuturism in the work of Art Jones, Reggie Woolery, and others.
Interview. Discussion of Thornton’s films, Islamic imagery, appropriation and found footage.
From Hi-8 to High Culture: The 1999 New York Video Festival (1999) in Afterimage
Review of the 1999 NYVF. Miranda July, Kelly Reichardt, Chris Petit, Christopher Wilcha, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Les LeVeque and others.
Think Again: Artificial Intelligence, Television and Video (1998) in ArtByte
Essay. Emergence, quality television, Homicide, Will Shortz, video art, photogenie, data visualization, Marvin Minsky, Philip Marlowe, Gilles Deleuze, Inspector Morse
Pixelated Drama (1997) in Afterimage
Essay. The importance of the pixel, via a meditation on Garry Kasparov versus Deep Blue
Radiophonic Ontologies and the Avantgarde (1996) in TDR and Experimental Sound & Radio
Essay. Radio art, modernist performance, psychoanalysis, Samuel Beckett, Futurism, Gregory Whitehead, Antonin Artaud