Brendan Garrison is a Brooklyn-based writer and a Production Assistant at the Brooklyn Rail
Prosaic HallucinationBy Brendan Garrison
Mendelsund's intentions are to leave his readers with a greater awareness of those swirling, fleeting images that rise and fade in our mind's eye when we have blocked the world from our vision with the printed page.
Speculative CompilationBy Brendan Garrison
Speculation is a word with at least two meanings. The first is ‘mirroring,’ from the Latin speculum (mirror). Here, speculation means a true reflection of reality that presents itself as an empirical fact,” begins Boris Groys in the first of the contributed essays compiled in Speculation, Now. Self-awareness is one of the ways in which humans differentiate themselves from other animals.