[spectre] Perception at the End of the World, or How Not to Play Video Games: out now, open access

Joanna Zylinska jo.zylinska at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 15:40:54 CEST 2020

Dear All,

Not without some degree of apprehension, I thought I’d share this 
project titled /Perception at the End of the World, or How Not to Play 
Video Games/, which has just come out in the Flugschriften series. 
Engaging with post-apocalyptic landscapes, image-making and ways in 
which we see the world, it’s something I’ve been working on for a while 
now, but its publication has coincided with the current set of events. 
It takes the form of an artbook-style pamphlet containing an essay and a 
series of images, and features design by the brilliant Felipe Mancheno.

/“Both embracing and eliding the experience of mediation, [video game 
environments stage] worldliness for us as a mobile task to explore and 
engage with, with our eyes, hands, brains, and bodies all participating 
in seeing and/as doing… Life can thus also be redescribed as an ongoing 
process of navigating between cinema and photography, with image-making 
becoming a mode of world-making, for gamers and non-gamers alike.” 
/(Joanna Zylinska, from /Perception at the End of the World/)

The pamphlet can be downloaded from here:


Edited by Dominic Pettman (New School) and Carla Nappi (Pittsburgh), 
/Flugschriften /rekindles the long tradition of 16th-century pamphlets – 
or ‘flying writings’ – giving heterodox, experimental, challenging 
writings a pair of wings with which to find like-minded readers. 
/Flugschriften /publishes short, sharp shocks to the system – whether 
this be the political system, literary system, academic system, or human 
nervous system.

Other titles in the series include Vilém Flusser on The Holy See, Steven 
Shaviro on Tierra Whack, and the collectively edited Dispatches from the 
Institute of Incoherent Geography.

More at: https://flugschriften.com/



Professor Joanna Zylinska
Co-Head of Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths, University of London


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