Editor: Robin Mackay
Associate Editors: Ray Brassier, Michael Carr
Paperback 115x175mm, 288pp. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies
Now available in a new reissued edition
About this Volume
Collapse I is an unprecedented collection of work by leading practitioners in diverse fields of enquiry. Conceived as a meticulously compiled and compendious miscellany, a grimoire or instruction manual without referent, as a delirious carnival of sobriety, Collapse operates its war against good sense not through romantic flight but through the formal insanity secreted in the depths of the rational ("the rational is not reasonable").
Collapse aims to force unforeseen conjunctions, singular correspondences, and unnatural cross-fertilisations; to diagram abstract regions as yet unnamed.
The first volume of Collapse investigates the nature and philosophical uses of number through interviews with philosophers scientists and mathematicians, essays on the mathematics of intensity, terrorism, the occult and information theory, and graphical works of multiplicity.
The original numbered edition of this volume is now sold out; the volume is now available in a new reissued edition.
Editorial Introduction [PDF]
Philosophy, Sciences, Mathematics (Interview)
Epistemology as Information Theory
The Militarization of Peace
Prime Evolution (Interview)
Introduction to ABJAD
Existential Risk (Interview)
On the Mathematics of Intensity
Notes on Contributors
Eliminative Culinarism (Reza Negarestani)
Number Theory and Physics Archive (Matthew Watkins)
Future of Humanity Institute (Nick Bostrom)
Anaximandrake (Thomas Duzer)
Metastable Equilibrium (Keith Tilford)