Monthly Archives: March 2013

Review of Weaponising Speculation Conference

“Who knows where D.U.S.T will head to next, and this only serves to add to the audacity and pertinence of the collective”

Liam Jones reviews D.U.S.T’s two-day Weaponising Speculation Conference at Figure/Ground:



DUST lecture with Steven Shaviro: Registration now open

Registration is now open for DUST’s event with Steven Shaviro at University College Dublin on Friday 24 May. There are only *40 places* available so if you would like to attend please email Michael ( asap to secure a spot.

Details below:

Discognition – a lecture by Steven Shaviro

Friday, 24 May 2013

Time: 2 – 4 pm

Venue: Ardmore House, Belfield, UCD

Steven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of The Cinematic Body (1993), Doom Patrols: A Theoretical Fiction About Postmodernism (1997), Connected, Or, What It Means To Live in the Network Society (2003), Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics (2009), and Post-Cinematic Affect (2010). His work in progress involves studies of speculative realism, of post-continuity styles in contemporary cinema, of music videos, and of recent science fiction and horror fiction. He blogs at The Pinocchio Theory –

This event is presented by the UCD Humanities Institute in association with the Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought (

To register for this event please email Michael O’Rourke at

Weaponising Speculation Video Catalogue

Videos from the Weaponising Speculation conference (March 2-3) are now available. Due to technical problems not everything got recorded but the rare collectable items that were archived by Sandro Gronchi at Radical Matters Editions and Label ( are here.