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Maggie Roberts
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Hyperstition. Tedx Talk by Delphi Carstens. Video by Mer (Maggie) Roberts, 0rphan Drift

 

Capetown held a very successful series of Tedx Talks in 2012, which are all available on YouTube. Delphi Carstens talked on the core subject of his  phd, Hyperstition, in relation to current global concerns and frequencies. He spoke with a specially edited 0rphan Drift video playing behind him. Check out his interview with the originator of the term, Nick Land, and his synopsis and interpretation of Nick’s theory, on my website, 

http://merliquify.com/blog/articles/hyperstition-an-introduction/       and http://merliquify.com/blog/articles/hyperstition/

Here’s the Ted Talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUQKO5qKEBc 

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Delphi Carstens met Mer on the street in Capetown a decade ago, him clutching a copy of Deleuze and Guattari’s ‘A Thousand Plateaus’ under his arm. Since then they have collaborated on several major journal articles, video projects and most currently, researching his phd on the hyperstitions that are manifesting apocalypse. His essay on Mer’s current work coincides with the 4th chapter of his phd, which addresses the role of 0rphan Drift and CCRU as ‘renegade academics’ and speculative futurists.