The Seven Courts of the Mall (or, We Have Always Been Medieval)

O'Sullivan, Simon D.. 2013. The Seven Courts of the Mall (or, We Have Always Been Medieval). In: Norman Hogg and Neil Mulholland, eds. thN Lng folk 2go: Investigating Future Premoderns(TM). Brooklyn: Punctum Books, i-vi. ISBN 978-0615890258 [Book Section]

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Preface to The Confraternity of Neoflagellants

"In this speculative venture avatars and scenarios proliferate and spin out as redundant probe-heads from the central processing machine that is Capital. Indeed, such a book as this accelerates the process. Here one finds characters composed of advertising refrains and slogans, cruising the mediascape, guided by a telematics standardization that manifests itself in brands and slogans, fast-food outlets and jousting tournaments. This book speaks of consumers and commodities that move at a pace which outruns the regulative speeds of the market, but that also move slower. Is this the future of Capital? If it is, then it is also its past. A court sub specie aeterni." ~Simon O’Sullivan

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