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Domenico Quaranta on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:33:14 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> Link Editions: “Astronaut Luggage” by Adam Rothstein


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Link Editions: “Astronaut Luggage”
A COLLECTION OF SPECULATIVE FICTION BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN

Adam Rothstein, Astronaut Luggage, Link Editions 2015. Paperback, English, 128 pp., black & white, ISBN 9781326081423.
Check it out at: http://editions.linkartcenter.eu

Link Editions is proud to present Astronaut Luggage, a book of speculative fiction by American artist and writer Adam Rothstein. The book is now available in our “Clouds” series as a print on demand paperback, a free download pdf and an e-book. 

Astronaut Luggage is a collection of short texts written along the last years and circulated online, rearranged around five main topics: the Apocalypse, commodities, drones, history and politics. Adopting the forms of the essay and the short story, Rothstein sets himself in an “atemporality” that allows him to tell stories in which the distinction between reality and fiction is not important. As he writes in the introduction: “None of these stories are true, but none of them are false, either. These distinctions are not the point, at least not immediately. The difference between fact and fantasy are important, just not right here and now. In an atemporal dimension, all of these things happen simultaneously. Whether for good or ill, the speculation of these stories is speculation that occurs in the midst of this world, not outside of it.”

Adam Rothstein (www.poszu.com) is an insurgent archivist and artist. He writes about politics, media, art, and technology wherever he can get a signal. He is most interested in the canons of history and prediction, the so-called “Future-Weird”, the unstable ramifications of today’s cultural technology, and the materials and ideas out of which we build things.

This book is made in the framework of Masters & Servers, a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Link Art Center (IT) and d-i-n-a / The Influencers (ES) that was recently awarded with a Creative Europe 2014 – 2020 grant. For 24 months from now, Masters & Servers will explore networked culture in the post-digital age.
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