How I Learned to Love ‘the Bomb’

This post is a condensed version of a larger analysis of the utopian impulse centered upon the ludic object in DeLillo’s Underworld. The logic of ludic narratives is always a logic of climaxes. Nested within a basketball game (or, indeed, a basketball video-game) are scores of mini-buzzers, for shot clocks and quarter clocks and the […]

Making OOO Political

As I conclude my research for the summer, I find myself endlessly circling back to the issue of a politicization of object-oriented cultural analysis. The most powerful and primary tenets of object-oriented philosophy, its refusal of anthropocentrism and anthropomorphism, its embrace of objects as at once withdrawn and active, ever-concealed and ever-present, seem to exist […]