A fragmented ride through well-ordered chaos: A review of Assman's The Martian LSD Experiments

Before I begin this review, there are two main things you should be aware of. A: I have received a copy of the book from an unnamed Alienist and did not have to purchase it for my own hard-earned cash (so my impression is a little skewed right from the beginning). B: While reading MLSDE, I decided to treat is as science fiction first and whatever the F else it might be second (so don’t expect this to be a thorough analysis of the book, just its most evident genre in the eyes of this reviewer).

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Why we should Patch life: Topophilia, paradigital anthromes, reverticality and geo-ontology

In my first WYRDPATCHWORKSHOP talk, I propose that we should already start realizing and conceptualizing our everyday lives as already taking place inside a patchwork: An emotional and psychological one. This is a position that addresses the ideas of patchwork from a “softer” perspective than is usual today (most authors focusing on the techno-social, ecological and political level).

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