To all those who have noticed that Crypto-Current has yet to emerge from its lair, your interest is appreciated. The amount of broken promises attending the publication schedule of this work can be considered a practical lesson in trustlessness.
Presently aiming to keep it to under 100,000 words (without huge confidence).
Beside the theoretical reconstruction of distributed crypto-systems as implementations of critique, several demanding philosophical tasks are imposing themselves. Of these, the most substantial include:
1) An adequate formulation of diagonal argument as the principle of critique.
2) A transcendental deduction of money (as that which makes price possible), from which its traditionally-accepted qualities acquire categorical order.
3) A philosophical re-foundation of the concept of property, on a cryptographic basis.
Realistically, I suspect a mid-year deadline is doable. If things seem to be working out by the end of March, I’ll harden this up to a firm commitment (please don’t laugh). I want the damn thing to be done even more than you do, and most probably, a lot more.
So back to the workface …
… and still more attentively the MAL at Social Ecologies. (Also here.)
The Electric Philosopher reviews Phyl-Undhu (with promise of a Chasm review rashly added).
ADDED: As promised, and faster than could reasonably be expected …
Finished Chasm an hour ago. Still needs a final sift through, and some work on the appendices. It’s going up on Amazon tonight — which means it will be available within a few days. I’ll add an announcement when that happens.
It’s something over 26,000 words (with another couples of thousand extra in the ‘apparatus’). Genre is hyper-formulaic abstract horror.
Crypto-Current is tantalizingly close to completion (but no cigar). North of 80,000 words, at this point, with far more hacking into philosophical jungles than anticipated. Given my record over over-promising on schedules, to date, I’m tempted to go conservative, and say end February for completion, since Winter interruptions are now going to slow things down. Apologies for the sluggish delivery.
June July (Machine Philosophy, ~ 50,000 words)
August (Abstract Horror, ~ 20,000 words)
September (Abstract Horror, ~ 35,000 words)
There’s a fluent, elliptical, and remarkably thoughtful review of Phyl-Undhu at Dark Ecologies.
Neat queues seen lining up for their early copy of Ccru: Writings 1997-2003