Our previous blog post included reflections on the current state of the internet and that there is no time and space for real alternatives. But such bleak visions were not always in place. The early days of the internet and online culture in the 1980s and 90s were filled with…


We live in an age in which desiring bodies eagerly and hungrily latch on to the social media networks of attention and visibility. They hastily feed them with data that polarises, separates, and negates any contradiction. One’s love for the same may often be based on a violent hatred of…


Our book Event Horizon draws on Lacanian psychoanalysis as well as the work of critic and thinker Hiroki Azuma. In two explainer posts for this blog, we outline key ideas and concepts from both. We hope they help those of you who may not be familiar with them. …


Our book Event Horizon draws on Lacanian psychoanalysis as well as the work of critic and thinker Hiroki Azuma. In two explainer posts for this blog, we outline key ideas and concepts from both. We hope they help those of you who may not be familiar with them. …


Our world is split. Both online and everywhere else. Psychoanalysis can explain some aspects of the split.

Update November 2020: Based on this post, I have written a longer academic article which can be found here.

The Coronavirus pandemic quickly became an infodemic. It is not just fake news, but the sheer amount of information that we are provided with on a daily, minute-by-minute basis on newspaper websites and…


Source: https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/joker-review-joaquin-phoenix-todd-phillips-1203317033/

The Joker movie has drawn wide attention and a range of responses. One connection that has been made is one to the online community of Incels. Some Incels discussed attacking screenings of the film and around the time of its release a major Incel forum, based on the platform Reddit…

Jacob Johanssen

Senior Lecturer, St. Mary’s University (London, UK). Author of “Fantasy, Online Misogyny and the Manosphere” and “Event Horizon” (together with Bonni Rambatan).

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