# PHILOSOPHY /// Leper Creativity: Cyclonopedia Symposium's Book


Cover of Leper Creativity by Perry Hall: Sound Drawing 07-04 (2007)

Invention is the transposition of one phase state to another, of one resonance on top of another, and it expresses therefore the deep recomposability, indeed deep recomputability, of worldly substance. Catherine Malabou speaks of the world’s plasticity as a condition of its futurity. When or where? Less than deep recomputability causes a genuinely new condition to emerge ‘later in time’ simultaneous to some postponed event, it does so ‘here’ in the recombinancy of an infinite synchronic field of the longest possible ‘now’. This is the absolute contingency of mathematics collapsing into the moratal contingency of stuff. That is, does everything that has ever existed now, in the molecular transformation of geo-programmatic recycling, and also, does everything that will ever exist already do so in another larval, disorganized distribution?

Bratton Benjamin. Root the Earth in  Leper Creativity. Brooklyn: Punctum Books, 2012. P46

The book Leper Creativity gathers the ensemble of the lectures given in March 2011 at Parsons in the frame of the Cyclonopedia Symposium. This conference day was organized by Ed Keller, Nicola Masciandaro & Eugene Thacker around the book written by Reza Negarestani that I referred to many time in my articles these last two years. Many of the presentations were as complex as Cyclonopedia can be and this book  therefore constitutes a chance to try to fathom the various speakers’ discourse. In this regard, I continue to consider Eugene Thacker’s Black Infinity; or, Oil Discovers Humans as particularly expressive of Cyclonopedia’s cosmological vision: a world interpreted through an absolute counter-anthropocentrism in direct genealogy with Spinoza and Deleuze.


– Robin Mackay, “A Brief History of Geotrauma”
– McKenzie Wark, “An Inhuman Fiction of Forces”
– Benjamin H. Bratton, “Root the Earth: On Peak Oil Apophenia”
– Alisa Andrasek, “Dustism”
– Zach Blas, “Queerness, Openness”
– Melanie Doherty, “Non-Oedipal Networks and the Inorganic Unconscious”
– Anthony Sciscione, “Symptomatic Horror: Lovecraft’s ‘The Colour Out of Space’”
– Kate Marshall, “Cyclonopedia as Novel (a meditation on complicity as inauthenticity)”
– Alexander R. Galloway, “What is a Hermeneutic Light?”
– Eugene Thacker, “Black Infinity; or, Oil Discovers Humans”
– Nicola Masciandaro, “Gourmandized in the Abattoir of Openness”
– Dan Mellamphy & Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, “Phileas Fogg, or the Cyclonic Passepartout: On the Alchemical Elements of War”
– Ben Woodard, “The Untimely (and Unshapely) Decomposition of Onto-Epistemological Solidity: Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia as Metaphysics”
– Ed Keller, “. . .Or, Speaking with the Alien, a Refrain. . .”
– Lionel Maunz, “Receipt of Malice”
– Öykü Tekten, “Symposium Photographs”
– Reza Negarestani, “Notes on the Figure of the Cyclone”