Joe Milutis

R, Adieu (2010)

Multimedia essay. Rolled rs, sound poetry, Charo, Dada, Futurism, Ezra Pound, Christian Bök, Jaap Blonk, lipograms, pasta fazool, dialect practices, alphabetic violence, Charles Bernstein, Georges Perec

The Torrent (2009)

Expanded fiction. The action moves between a foreboding beach villa in which a poet attempts an epic rewrite of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," and a sinister hospital where the Torrent reigns over scantily clad incapacitated women.

Bottled (2009)

A short introduction to "transmission arts" via a meditation on the art of the message in a bottle and the history of bottle manufacture.

Alo, Ado (2009)

The erotic cosmogony of a faux-aztec prince. In three books, of which this performance is an excerpt.

Mystic America (2009)

Interpretive fiction or the fiction of interpretation? Hermeneutical excess brought to bear on pop culture phenomena yields surprising insights into the mystical history of These United States.

The Biography of the Sample (2008)

Essay. Acousmatic art, musique concrète, life and liveness, Kim Cascone, sound objects, Stephen Vitiello, Hildegard Westerkamp, Matmos, Rilke, François Bayle, Scott Stark, Pierre Schaeffer, Francisco López, Gilles Deleuze, interpretation, sampling, politics of recording.

She's Not There (2008)

Short reflection on the relation of the career of Delphine Seyrig to the history of sound sync experiments in the works by Joseph Losey, Samuel Beckett, Alfred Leslie, Marguerite Duras, Chantal Ackerman, and Alain Robbe-Grillet.

Haunted Mazes (2007)

Essay. Paper mazes, the 1970s, Georges Bataille, Iraq, New Age dogma, Atari 2600, philosophical toys, William Faulkner, Robert Smithson, nomadic consciousness, IKEA.

Ether: The Nothing That Connects Everything (2006)

Book. Ancient cosmology, defunct physics, mesmerism, radio, Edgar Allen Poe, Federico Fellini, Japanimation, Theosophy, fascism, Wilhelm Reich, 60s avant-garde cinema, installation art, e-commerce, alchemy, time-work studies, August Strindberg, etc., etc.

F2F (2005)

Hypertext film essay with video content. Gilles Deleuze, faces, backs of heads, Monica Vitti, Robert Smithson, hair part theorists, Robert Smithson, Issey Miyake, Jean Luc Godard, Psychogeography, Alfred Hitchcock, Max Ernst

Do Not Mingle One Human Feeling (2005)

Essay. Jenny Lind, phonophotography, musical emotion, sheet music, racialized notions of performance

Making the World Safe For Fashionable Philosophy! (2003)

Essay. The Matrix and Jean Baudrillard

Superflux of Sky (2003)

Essay. Ether, spectrum allocation, mysticism and the "new" economy

From The Style Manuals (2002)

Fiction. Suggested usages, and some life lessons, from Strunk and White

The Parking Lots of Summerfest (2001)

Non-fiction. Lost in the dark peripheries of a festival, street performers running scared

Riddles of the Interface (2001)

Essay. Multimedia art, afrofuturism

Radiophonic Laura (2000)

Hypertext film essay with video content. Film sound, the uncanny, Vera Caspary, Otto Preminger, artificial intelligence, radio art, David Lynch, cybernetics.

Think Again: Artificial Intelligence, Television and Video (1998)

Essay. Emergence, quality television, Homicide, Will Shortz, video art, photogenie, data visualization, Marvin Minsky, Philip Marlowe, Gilles Deleuze, Inspector Morse

Pixelated Drama (1997)

Essay. The importance of the pixel, via a meditation on Garry Kasparov versus Deep Blue

Radiophonic Ontologies and the Avantgarde (1996)

Essay. Radio art, modernist performance, psychoanalysis, Samuel Beckett, Futurism, Gregory Whitehead, Antonin Artaud

I've provided links and downloads here of some of my published writings (media theory, cultural studies, fiction and general non-fiction) that may not be easily retrievable otherwise.