Big Snacky and the Ghosts of Beginnings (Newsletter #2)

Welcome to the second installment of the weird and not-at-all-even-semi-regular newsletter of Nappiness! This summer has already been a doozy, and things are happening, and all indications seem to be that they will keep happening. Without further ado… I’m still reading some things. Roy Christopher invited me to contribute to his Summer Reading List for the year (thanks, Roy!), and it came out last week. … Continue reading Big Snacky and the Ghosts of Beginnings (Newsletter #2)

all at once, pell-mell

There’s a new storypost up at “Reading Notes: The Intertwining – The Chiasm”: this one is a translation of the first sentence of the Merleau-Ponty essay that forms the heart of this fiction/translation/exploration/reading project. You can find it by clicking on the red link in the text below! “If it is true that as soon as philosophy declares itself to be reflection or coincidence it prejudges what it … Continue reading all at once, pell-mell

with which it forms a constellation

There’s a new storypost up at “Reading Notes: The Intertwining – The Chiasm”: this is the first in what will be a series of origin stories for color-constellations. Check out the new story by clicking the link (in red) embedded below for “with which it forms a constellation.”  There you’ll find a link to the first constellation, “Bailey’s Moonburn.” “And, now that I have fixed it, if … Continue reading with which it forms a constellation

a punctuation in the field of red things

There’s a new storypost up at “Reading Notes: The Intertwining – The Chiasm”: what if clothing could evolve, and speciation got out of hand? Check out the new story by clicking the link (in red) for “a punctuation in the field of red things” embedded below. “It is a concretion of visibility, it is not an atom. The red dress a fortiori holds with all its fibers onto the … Continue reading a punctuation in the field of red things

Introducing “Reading Notes: The Intertwining – The Chiasm”

In June 2015 – thanks to a workshop organized by Judy Farquhar, Volker Scheid, and me, and funded by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Chicago and the Canada Research Chair program – a phenomenal group of doctors and anthropologists and artists and historians and others gathered to create work together around the theme of “Translating Vitalities: Touch.” This became a kind of pop-up laboratory, a … Continue reading Introducing “Reading Notes: The Intertwining – The Chiasm”