Rob Swigart's "Seeking" is a clever and funny story whose roots lie in the materialization of internet interdating connections. Moving through the technological and media reductions of desire, Swigart parallels the overarching theme of "seeking" with a form that is itself punctuated with questions.
Lance Newman suggests Ecocriticism shares a problematic assumption with "green" capitalism: the idea "a livable future will result from billions of individual ethical decisions." Here he traces a burgeoning critical alternative that investigates the historical connections between global capital and the shifting structures of the "ecosocial."
Cary Wolfe reviews Luc Ferry's The New Ecological Order.
On a posthumanism potentially worthy of the name.
Further on Gertrude Stein, Carole Maso, and the avant garde in U.S. fiction from Lidia Yuknavitch.
Sven Philipp on Cosmopolis and what seems to be a new stage in the critical reception of DeLillo.
In between bubble and burst, e-commerce drew much of its content from donated labor. Tiziana Terranova questions just how "free" such labor has proved in practice.