Illicit knowledge, imagination and nature’s bounty

Collecting wild foods draws us into a landscape from which we map the foods we eat. Food pornography generally indexes its lustful or gluttonous representation. For me, it refers more precisely to psilocybin mushrooms. Scouring the fields surrounding my mother’s village in Wales in the late 1970s, I carried with me an already-tattered first edition […]


I was listening to a recent Zizek audio and came accross a new term which caught my attention: absentialHere is the audio where Zizek introduces it, the relevant section starts at 48.42 and runs for about 4 minutes. The originator of the term is a Darwinian biologist – Terence Deacon: Incomplete Nature (2013). Zizek calls him an: idealist […]