Interview on Creativity in Literature, Cinema, and Philosophy

| By Simge Çerkezoğlu | 2 June 2018 | Video | | Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design | “Literature is to write what one has not personally experienced as well. The aim is to present quality works to the world of literature. And while doing this, I try to explain that in literature, in particular, one needs to write not just … Continue reading Interview on Creativity in Literature, Cinema, and Philosophy

Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

This is a slice of my doctoral dissertation from back in 2009, first written in 2007. Bliss is to have the technology now making it possible to share it in this Audio/Video format after all these years. I'll further elaborate the effects of listening to one's old writings read out loud in the times to … Continue reading Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

The Ontologies of Resistance from Senselogic to Cybersense

All your data, all your base... This study is a venture into the relationship between humanities/social sciences and the emerging technologies such as the software programs extracting and analysing Big Data in all its complexity. The name given to these complex data sets constituted by an inordinate measure of raw data intense in variety, massive … Continue reading The Ontologies of Resistance from Senselogic to Cybersense

A Pineal Eye Soliloquy, or, The Critique of Surrealism Continued

Mimicry is a definitive word for the operations of Surrealist aesthetics and it enters the scene through the Surrealist publication Minotaure. Roger Caillois defines mimicry as the activity through which the eye becomes a camera reproducing itself as a camera. […] life seems to lose ground, to blur the line between organism and environment as … Continue reading A Pineal Eye Soliloquy, or, The Critique of Surrealism Continued

Object-Oriented Psychoanalysis and Derridean Deconstruction (#Derridagate)

According to Melanie Klein we all oscillate between the paranoid-schizoid position and the depressive position throughout our lives. This means that none is normal since the world is a place in which all kinds of abnormalities take place all the time and nobody can be a normal person independently of all these abnormalities. One may … Continue reading Object-Oriented Psychoanalysis and Derridean Deconstruction (#Derridagate)

“Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this saying it’s me?” (Beckett – 2)

Answer simply. It’s the same old stranger as ever, for existence, of his, of ours, there’s a simple answer. It’s not with thinking he will find me, but what is he to do, living and bewildered, yes, living, say what he may.[1] Yes, there are moments, like this moment, when I seem almost restored to … Continue reading “Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this saying it’s me?” (Beckett – 2)

Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations From Dr. Lawgiverz (2)

When the phone rang restlessly, whatever this means, Dr. Lawgiverz was sipping his dry red wine and smoking his hand rolled Havana cigar as if everything in the world was absolutely normal and nothing extraordinary was in progress concerning the workings of the universe. It wasn’t his wife calling out of love to propose reunion, … Continue reading Mortal, All Too Mortal: Post-Nihilistic Speculations From Dr. Lawgiverz (2)

Passing Across The Dead Zone and Moving Towards The Dread Zone

It is early 1974, “in Washington, Richard Nixon was being pressed slowly into a corner, wrapped in a snarl of magnetic tapes. […] In Room 619 of the Eastern Maine Medical Center, Johnny Smith still slept. He had begun to pull into a fetal shape.”[1] In Stephen King’s novel The Dead Zone, adapted to cinema … Continue reading Passing Across The Dead Zone and Moving Towards The Dread Zone

Notes Towards an Object-Oriented Psychoanalysis -3

For Lacan there is this solipsistic period of life at the beginning. The subject becomes capable of making a distinction between himself and others after the Narcissistic period of the mirror stage. The subject’s ability to interpret and adapt shows signs of progress. Once the mirror stage is passed through and the fantasy is traversed, … Continue reading Notes Towards an Object-Oriented Psychoanalysis -3

Cronenberg, Burroughs, Deleuze (1) – Naked Lunch and The Body Without Organs

 organ without a body The Naked Lunch I am concerned with here is David Cronenberg’s film about William Burroughs’ writing process of Naked Lunch. The film, rather than being a direct adaptation of the novel, is a distillation of Burroughs’s life as he strives to write himself out of the past. We see Burroughs progressively … Continue reading Cronenberg, Burroughs, Deleuze (1) – Naked Lunch and The Body Without Organs