We have lost one of our own.
Sleep softly, Professor Fisher.
Mark Fisher aka: K-Punk (11 July 1968 – 13 January 2017).
Best known for what he critically termed “Capitalist realism”, a phenomenon where by Neoliberalism presents Capitalism as being without alternative, and the idea of “hauntology”, a symptom of contemporary thought whereby the end of Modernism has triggered a nostalgia or longing for the past visions of the future; in Fisher’s words “relics of the future in the unactivated potentials of the past”*. Prof. Fisher’s was familiar to me from his blog which was always up-lifting and a pleasure to read.
He will be sorely missed.
* Mark Fisher: The Metaphysics of Crackle: Afrofuturism and Hauntology In: dj.dancecult.net. (Volume 5, Number 2, 2013, Pp. 42-55) Date: 2013. URL: https://dj.dancecult.net/index.php/dancecult/article/viewFile/378/391. Last viewed: 13 Feb 2017.
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