Forerunners: Ideas First from the University of Minnesota Press

Original e-works to spark new scholarship

Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Ian Bogost

The Geek’s Chihuahua: Living with Apple

Andrew Culp

Dark Deleuze

Sohail Daulatzai

Fifty Years of “The Battle of Algiers”: Past as Prologue

Grant Farred

Martin Heidegger Saved My Life

David Golumbia

The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

Gary Hall

The Uberfication of the University

John Hartigan Jr.

Aesop’s Anthropology: A Multispecies Approach

Mark Jarzombek

Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age

Nicholas A. Knouf

How Noise Matters to Finance

Akira Mizuta Lippit

Cinema without Reflection: Jacques Derrida’s Echopoiesis and Narcissism Adrift

P. David Marshall

The Celebrity Persona Pandemic

Reinhold Martin

Mediators: Aesthetics, Politics, and the City

Shannon Mattern

Deep Mapping the Media City

Kelly Oliver

Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention

Davide Panagia

Ten Theses for an Aesthetics of Politics

Jussi Parikka

The Anthrobscene

Steven Shaviro

No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism

Sharon Sliwinski

Mandela’s Dark Years: A Political Theory of Dreaming