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All things hauntological, atemporal and future past nostalgic in music, media, art and ideas
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What is metamodernism? | Notes on Metamodernism

What is metamodernism? | Notes on Metamodernism | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2010

 

'Metamodernism is neither a residual nor an emergent structure of feeling, but the dominant cultural logic of contemporary modernity. It can be grasped as a generational attempt to surpass postmodernism and a general response to our present, crisis-ridden moment. It often is characterized by an oscillation - between a modern desire for sense and a postmodern doubt about the sense of it all, between a modern sincerity and a postmodern irony, between control and the common, etc.'

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Old is the New New - Lovelace and Somerville

Old is the New New - Lovelace and Somerville | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2010

 

'We need “a conception of history that registers the untimely,” Clayton writes. “Ways of responding to lost threads of the past, to forkings in history that seemed to have vanished with little trace, are crucial to the historical enterprise.” Off-centered, “untimely” figures like Somerville and Lovelace and Babbage, he says, hold the promise of prompting us “to think again about how the past and present interact. It is … a promise that Mary Somerville’s story redeems.”' Rob MacDougall

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The Wire Salon: Revenant Forms: The Meaning of Hauntology 1-4-2010

The Wire Salon: Revenant Forms: The Meaning of Hauntology 1-4-2010 | Hauntology | Scoop.it

Thanks to the Hauntological Society for posting this, with a Soundcloud link to the audio from the event - from 2010.

 

'Revenant Forms: The Meaning of Hauntology, Mark Fisher (K-Punk), Adam Harper (Rouge’s Foam ) and Joseph Stannard (The Outer Church) discuss the essence of the spectral, uncanny qualities of much contemporary audio, from dubstep to hypnagogic pop and beyond.'

 

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Atemporality for the Creative Artist - Bruce Sterling

Atemporality for the Creative Artist - Bruce Sterling | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2010

 

'So, what is ‘atemporality’? I think it’s best defined as ‘a problem in the philosophy of history’. And I hate to resort to philosophy, because I am a novelist. But I don’t think we have any way out here. It is about the nature of historical knowledge. What we can know about the past, and about the present, and about the future. How do we represent and explain history to ourselves? What are its structures and its circumstances? What are the dynamics of history and futurity? What has happened before? What is happening now? What is really likely to happen next?'

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The Mire » Hauntology

The Mire » Hauntology | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2010

 

Readings and multimedia in support of the Wire Salon 'Revenant Forms: the Meaning of Hauntology' event.

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Notes on metamodernism | Timotheus Vermeulen & Robin van den Akker | Journal of Aesthetics & Culture

From 2010

 

'In this essay, we will outline the contours of this emerging structure of feeling. We will first discuss the debate about the alleged demise of ‘‘the’’ postmodern and the apparent rise of another modernism. We will argue that this modernism is characterized by the oscillation between a typically modern commitment and a markedly postmodern detachment. We will call this structure of feeling metamodernism.


According to the Greek English Lexicon the prefix ‘‘meta’’ refers to such notions as ‘‘with’’, ‘‘between’’, and ‘‘beyond’’. We will use these connotations of ‘‘meta’’ in a similar, yet not indiscriminate fashion. For we contend that metamodernism should be situated epistemologically with (post) modernism, ontologically between (post) modernism, and historically beyond(post)
modernism. And finally, we will take a closer look at some tendencies that exemplify the current dominant sensibility, in particular the Romantic turn in contemporary aesthetics.' - Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker

 



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The Quietus | Jon Brooks Of The Advisory Circle Talks Ghosts, Humour And Public Information

The Quietus | Jon Brooks Of The Advisory Circle Talks Ghosts, Humour And Public Information | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2010

 

'It'd be a mistake to assume that all retrospective thought is filtered through rose-tinted spectacles. It'd be equally remiss to think of the act of remembering as an uncreative function. Some might contend that Ghost Box, an electronic music label actively engaged in a dialogue with days gone by, is merely an exercise in retro chic. But embedded in the heart of every retro aesthetic is the belief that yesterday is demonstrably better than today, and Ghost Box artists can hardly be said to offer a cosy refuge from modernity.'

 

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Disturbances - Wayne Burrows

Disturbances - Wayne Burrows | Hauntology | Scoop.it

Not strictly about hauntology in music - but fascinating anyway ...

 

'I inherited the trunk from my grandmother in 1987, and realised, when I began to unpack its contents, that my grandfather had developed an almost neurotic obsession with images.


He had first witnessed the atmospheric phenomenon he called ‘the disturbances’ in 1944, while stationed in Malaya, and had failed to document what he saw. This was, he told her, not going to happen again.


When the disturbances returned, he would be ready.'

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Hauntology: A Primer - The Absent Present Resonates

Hauntology: A Primer - The Absent Present Resonates | Hauntology | Scoop.it
From 2010

The invention of genre names by journalists in order to describe new or emerging forms of music is a bugbear of most music fans. That these names are often taken up by the industry almost as soon as they are spoken and used to sort, categorise and even marginalise the creativity of those working at the cutting edge is perhaps one source of this animosity. The relationship between sellers of art and those whose business it is to talk about it form an articulated whole that for the most part does more to stifle artistic product than encourage it. Once the name takes hold and is heard echoing down the corridors of major labels it doesn’t take long for its function to move from the merely descriptive to the narrowly prescriptive, marking out the limitations of a newly established orthodoxy, losing its radical edge and becoming as rationalised and commodified as any other popular music. The music industry needs a constant stream of new names, new genres through which to maintain consumption, to re-ignite desire for the new, or perhaps simply to reform the old in a brighter sexier package.
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Bad Idea magazine | Hauntological Musings at The Wire's New Salon

Bad Idea magazine | Hauntological Musings at The Wire's New Salon | Hauntology | Scoop.it

From 2010

 

'The Wire magazine hosted the first in a new salon event series last week, looking at hauntology, hypnagogic pop, and other music that reconfigures nostalgia.'

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