Mute is science fantasy of mutation and psi: special mental powers. The protagonist, Knot, is a double mutant: He has a physical deformity, and the psi power to make others forget him. He’s satisfied with his life—until the lovely Finesse walks into his life to recruit him for a dangerous galactic mission. She is aided by two small animal mutants: a telepathic weasel and a clairvoyant crab. Knot tries to resist, aided by his psi, but the woman’s beauty and the animals’ powers doom him to a phenomenal adventure. The prior edition was cut; this is the complete version.
This issue contains works by Thomas Campbell and Dmitry Vorobyev, John Cunningham, Harry Halpin, Stewart Martin, Benedict Seymour, and Simon Yuill, with commissioned artwork by Theo Michael, John Russell, and Plastique Fantastique.
Release on 2008 | by Pauline Van Mourik Broekman,Simon Worthington,Damian Jaques
Author: Pauline Van Mourik Broekman,Simon Worthington,Damian Jaques
Pubpsher: Eight Books Ltd
In the early 1990s, long before the Internet became an integral part of life, a handful of pioneering magazines took it upon themselves to imagine the web into existence. Using fiction, interviews, speculative theory and experimental graphic design, these titles helped create a lexicon and iconography every bit as powerful as the architecture of the World Wide Web. London-based Mute occupied a central position here, wielding an influence vastly disproportionate to its size. This book presents a full overview of the magazine over a decade, showing its entire output - logos, covers and spreads. Using generous illustrations and in-depth captions, it details recurrent graphic themes and places Mute's evolution in perspective.
Nineteen year old Pax has been in the United States for only a few days when he witnesses his cousin committing a horrible crime against a girl. Pax feels guilty for letting it happen and will do anything to make sure his cousin goes to jail. His uncle, however, has dangerous friends, and shots are fired as Pax enters the courthouse. Will he live to testify? Will his testimony be enough?
Contains texts on the politics of precarious labour. Concerning labour history, part-time freelance, unpaid employment and house work. The erosion of the welfare state, globalisation social precariousness and protest against this condition.
Mute Records is one of the most influential, commercially successful, and long-lasting of the British independent record labels formed in the wake of the late-1970's punk explosion. Yet, in comparison with contemporaries such as Rough Trade or Stiff, its legacy remains under-explored. This edited collection addresses Mute's wide-ranging impact. Drawing from disciplines such as popular music studies, musicology, and fan studies, it takes a distinctive, artist-led approach, outlining the history of the label by focusing each chapter on one of its acts. The book covers key moments in the company's evolution, from the first releases by The Normal and Fad Gadget to recent work by Arca and Dirty Electronics. It shines new light on the most successful Mute artists, including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Erasure, Moby, and Goldfrapp, while also exploring the label's avant-garde innovators, such as Throbbing Gristle, Mark Stewart, Labaich, Ut, and Swans. Mute Records examines the business and aesthetics of independence through the lens of the label's artists.
Since the advent of multiculturalism in the 1970s, the redefinition of race in cultural terms has gone hand in hand with an official discourse of respect for cultural difference and diversity. Today, in the wake of 9/11, the rhetoric of tolerance is visibly breaking down. As state policy shifts from the celebration of difference to an anxious call for assimilation, the racial other (whether citizen or immigrant) is under renewed pressure to integrate herself into society. In this issue of Mute, contributors read the crisis of multiculturalism - political, scientific and social - as both a neoliberal offensive and a challenge to rethink the relationship between particular identities and universal rights, evolutionary science and biopower. Texts by: George Caffentzis, Matthew Hyland, Daniel Jewesbury, Marek Kohn, Eric Krebbers, Hari Kunzru, Melancholic Troglodytes, Angela Mitropoulos, Luciana Parisi, Benedict Seymour
Stetkevych offers the first aesthetics appropriate for the Bedouin oral poetry, the pre-Islamic qasidah, or ode, which was collected in the second or third Islamic century and stands as a foundation of Arabo-Islamic literary culture.
Katherine "Kat" Francis, a charming and gifted animal doctor, has just watched her life turned upside-down by a series of deaths, including that of her six-year marriage. But when a mysterious package shows up at her clinic - filled with gruesome photos of mutilated cattle - things are about to get a whole lot worse. It soon becomes evident that the sender is not a stranger, but in fact some-one with whom Kat was once very intimate. A hobby investigator of mysterious animal mutilations, he has stumbled upon a link between the Mad Cow outbreak and a desperate plot to win the war on terror. One that would touch off a holocaust of unprecedented scale. Kat's quest for answers draws her into the lives of several unforgettable characters, while entangling her in a deadly maelstrom of world politics, greed, and fear. Perhaps the greatest truth she learns is about herself - facing secrets she's kept hidden from even those closest to her...