Deletion_Deviation

Episode 9: Deletion|Deviation

Deletion’s two-day symposium, Deletion/Deviation, presented a constellation of new perspectives on contemporary science fiction and its many perversions. As organizer Dr. Grady Hancock wrote in her introduction to the conference programme, Science Fiction exists in a state of tension between the pleasurable and the perverse — of the pleasure gained from its fictive forms, and…

Under the Skin skin

Episode 8: Dissolves

In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again. Zygmunt…

Shivers

Death, Pain and Resurrection: Episode 3

We are again pleased to offer you a wonderfully exciting and provocative episode of Deletion. The pieces included take us from the sonic terror fields of outer space to inner personal traumas, from the confusions of time travel to the brutality of totalitarian thought control and the dangers and pleasures of Sade as it manifests…

Gregory Crewdson, 'Untitled' from Brief Encounters

Episode Two

“To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.” – Albert Camus Deletion can involve cathartic residues, and the experience of being erased can be an intensely powerful and affective one. Deletion inspires through the fear of losing…

HAL

Welcome: the age of deletion

In cultural terms, we are experiencing an age of deletion: files expunged, identities stolen and wiped, terrorists and undesirables locked away in ‘no place’ detention centres with no records kept of who or where they are. Science fiction in all its forms recognises this dematerialisation of records through paranoid and conspiratorial narratives in which people…