Deformation, Information, On Formation

Noise matters. Ever tried to have a conversation on a phone with poor reception, snaps, crackles and pops interrupting your ability to hear? It’s a Wednesday and you’re waiting for a friend to arrive. This friend is on a train Continue reading Deformation, Information, On Formation

a brief ramble about identity, spiritual identity and empire.

story time! so when i was first deciding to come out as a gay [yes. said. just like that. lol], i really thought that the most important thing to do was to reconcile my spiritual life with my sexual desires Continue reading a brief ramble about identity, spiritual identity and empire.

Blackness and Performance: Black Performance Theory (course)

Blackness and Performance: Black Performance Theory ETST 243E-001, Winter 2015 Monday 12:40-3:30pm, INTN 4043 Professor Ashon Crawley ashon.crawley@ucr.edu Office Hours: Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm   The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Black Performance Theory, how it has been Continue reading Blackness and Performance: Black Performance Theory (course)

Against Water Shutoffs and Occupation: The Omm Bomm Ba Boom

i The urgency to write has never felt more acute. To attend to, even through what seems to be utter powerlessness and fatigue, the atrocities being felt globally on both large and small scales is necessary. But how to do Continue reading Against Water Shutoffs and Occupation: The Omm Bomm Ba Boom

The “Biology” of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

i We have been named from the outside, yet remain unknown. Needed for coherence, we have been disavowed for our fleshly capacity to derange normativity. We – us blacks and queers and women and trans* people and and and – Continue reading The “Biology” of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative