Cybernetic Culture Research Unit

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Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU) was "a diverse group of thinkers who experimented in conceptual production by welding together a wide variety of sources: futurism, technoscience, philosophy, mysticism, numerology, complexity theory, and science fiction, among others." Created by Sadie Plant and Nick Land at the Philosophy Department of University of Warwick, Coventry in 1995, it also included Matthew Fuller, Steve Goodman (Kode9), Kodwo Eshun, Mark Fisher, Orphan Drift and others. The group organised a number of events and conferences (Virtual Futures, 1996; Swarmachines; Afro-Futures, 1996; Virotechnics, Autumn 1997), and published Collapse journal and Abstract Culture pamphlet series.



  • Anna Greenspan, Capitalism's Transcendental Time Machine, Coventry: University of Warwick, 2000; repr., Arkham, MA/London, ON: Miskatonic Virtual University Press, 2023, 162 pp.
  • Nick Land, Suzanne Livingston, Anna Greenspan, Visions of Futures Past: Templexity and Future Mutation, Arkham, MA/London, ON: Miskatonic Virtual University Press, 2024, PDF spreads. Contains Templexity: Disordered Loops through Shanghai Time, originally published in 2014, and Future Mutation: Technology, Shanzai, and the Evolution of Species, originally published in 2015.

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