Arran is an anti-psychiatric nurse and a vector of anxiety that regularly explodes in the exuberant terrors of panic. An escapee from philosophy reorientations were found around a burgeoning constellation of madness, activism and independent research. Member of the Anarchist Federation, co-founder of the Glasgow Madness Solidarity Network and practicing registered mental health nurse working in the field of substance misuse. Engaged in the attempt to produce a post-nihilist praxis that might inform and be informed by anarchist communism; ecology; ecosophy; theories of embodiment and enactivism; anti-psychiatry; madness studies; philosophical pessimism; and the work of Felix Guattari. He also blogs at libcom and attempts at living and has written for various libertarian left postmedia platforms. He can be contacted via twitter @dronemodule.
Michael is a public health consultant, writer and journalist working primarily in the healthcare, education and community development sectors. His work focuses on political ecology, anthropologies of the contemporary, new materialisms, and syncretic approaches to media, design, and systems change. Currently he is exploring possibilities for generating varieties of post-nihilist praxis through a cross-fertilization of speculative theory, para-academic dialogue, activism, and innovative social design projects. You can learn more at his websiteArchive Fire or contact him directly on twitter @BrightAbyss.
SHOW NOTES :
- Post-Nihilist practice(s)
- Practices that increase the capacity for coping
- Political therapeutics
- Ecologistics (?)
- Human extinction (?)
- My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind by Scott Stossel
- Joanna Moncrieff
- David Healy
- 16 hours left -- what are you doing?
WORD OF THE WEEK :
Stoicism: an ancient Greek school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium. The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge, and that the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature, and are indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain.