Hyperstition

Hyperstition

June 29, 2004 11:27 pm 1 comment

Hyperstition is a new blog by Reza Negarestani, K-Punk, and a bunch of other people (and hosted by William Blaze) that merits a little more introduction. Hyperstitions are, in short, “fictions that make themselves real.”

K-Punk recommends Lemurian Time War and this article as an introduction to Hyperstion:

The situation is closer to the modern phenomenon of hype than to religious belief as we?d ordinarily think about it. Hype actually makes things happen, and uses belief as a positive power. Just because it?s not ?real? now, doesn?t mean it won?t be real at some point in the future. And once it?s real, in a sense, it?s always been.”

Sounds very much like Grant Morrison’s idea of the hypersigil, especially when he talks about emergence.

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  • Many thanks for the introduction.

    For those interested: the current blog?s contributors are CCRU (Cybernetic Culture Research Unit: http://www.ccru.net) members and Cold Me. Contributors: Nick Land (the author of ?The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism? + extensive writings on the net) … Mark Fisher (K-punk), Anna Greenspan (Digital Periphery), Steven Goodman (Hyperdub + Kode 9), Suzanne Livingstone (Online and published articles on Cybernetic culture) and Reza Negarestani (Cold Me). For those who wish to track what the hyperstition is I suggest: http://www.ccru.net as the base archive and then cold me website (www.cold-me.net); both moving through the philosophy of Deleuze & Guattari, Lovecraft, Pulp-horror, cybernetic culture, inorganic semiotic, hyperstitions, Mesopotamian and Semitic studies, occultural and techno-capitalist theories, …

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