Drew Burk

Drew Burk is a Cultural Theorist, Translator, Editor, and Director of Univocal Publishing (www.univocalpublishing.com), an independent philosophy and theory publisher working with his colleague and co-founder, artist and designer, Jason Wagner to conjugate digital design evolutions with various analog methods of book-making striving to create new models for thinking the art of the book form along with our arrival into the digital universe. He has studied philosophy and religious and political anthropology as an Ambassadorial Scholar at L’Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Aix-en-Provence, France and completed his graduate work at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland where he is currently a Visiting Scholar. As a cultural theorist, Burk works at the intersection between poetry/cybernetics/theory/translation and media ecology tracing in various experimental and poetic ways the paradigmatic shift from linear written culture to that of algorithmic, non-linear telematic society (Flusser).  He has translated essential texts by a variety of thinkers such as Grey Ecology by Paul Virilio, Telemorphosis and Pataphysics by Jean Baudrillard, Two Lessons on Animal and Man by Gilbert Simondon, and most recently, Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics by François Laruelle. Burk’s most recent work can be found in journals such as C-Theory and Poeisis as well as forthcoming essays in the following books: Depletion Design: A Glossary of Network Ecologies (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam), The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), and The Imaginary App (MIT Press, 2013). He is currently working on a theoretical poetic flash-text called, The Cybernetic Theatre of Cruelty (pharamkon series, forthcoming from Univocal,) and is currently translating Fernand Deligny’s The Arachnean and Other Texts, whose aphoristic and poetic style deals with webs and networks as a mode of being.

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