Forerunners: Ideas First from the University of Minnesota Press

Original e-works to spark new scholarship

FORERUNNERS 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

Grant Farred

Martin Heidegger Saved My Life

John Hartigan

Aesop’s Anthropology: A Multispecies Approach

Nicholas A. Knouf

How Noise Matters to Finance

Akira Mizuta Lippit

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

Reinhold Martin

Mediators: Aesthetics, Politics, and the City

Shannon Mattern

Deep Mapping the Media City

Jussi Parikka

The Anthrobscene

Steven Shaviro

No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism

Sharon Sliwinski

Mandela’s Dark Years: A Political Theory of Dreaming