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Ethereal Shadows

book blurbs: 

“ETHEREAL SHADOWS is a landmark achievement in contemporary media studies: a must read for anyone who wants to understand contemporary media power— the impasses of totalitarian spectacular power as well as the exodus routes of autonomous constituent communication powers.” — Jack Z. Bratich, author of CONSPIRACY PANICS

“In a not-so-distant TV-centric regime, against a background of tightening media control and rising levels of mental pollution, a postmedia battle unfolds over the future of the social brain… More than a simple chronicle of the rise of Berlusconi’s videocratic power, more than a useful inventory of Italian media activists’ inventions (from free radios to the microantennas of StreetTV), Ethereal Shadows reveals the global challenges to autonomous expression opened by the neuro-electronic mutations of the collective mind.” – Tiziana Terranova, author NETWORK CULTURE

The Hotel of Irrevocable Acts

book blurbs: 

"Carl Watson is a true visionary and an artist of letters, who also happens to be a pure pleasure to read." — John Strausbaugh

"Carl Watson gets the hiphop of the mind in the electro-apocalypse of multinational succubi…. He gets the rhythm of it, he gets its deep logic, he gets the insidiousness of its twining round the DNA of our zombie era of consumerist oubliette. Read this book if you want to tune in to the real game going on in the back of your head: the nightmare lives, code exposed. Nobody does it better." — Robert Siegle, author of Suburban Ambush

"The cage hotel that modern man calls a mind is irrevocably set for Carl Watson’s haunting drift into a world of ever-changing frames. Literature has rarely summed up the terror of being so vividly." — Thierry Marignac, author of Fasciste and À quai

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