Holobionte Ediciones has published the Spanish translation of Grafton’s first book, Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts. It features a new epilogue by Grafton and an introduction by the translator, Cristóbal Durán.
For Real Life magazine, Grafton wrote about “userverses”, customized interior spaces where people are catered to by machines and people who work like machines. Read “Masters of the Userverse” here.
Grafton is featured in the spring 2022 issue of Highsnobiety Magazine. His piece, “Nostalgia in the Wake of Y2K”, explores nostalgia across music, film and TV, fashion, technology, and politics, with a special section dedicated to the recent explosion of Y2K nostalgia. Order the magazine here!
Grafton was a guest on the Zer0 Books Archive series where he discussed his first book, Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts. Watch the interview here.
The Morning Star calls Grafton’s latest book “a thought-provoking reflection on our out of joint times and a warning that there is no escape into the past.” Read the review here.
The Los Angeles Review of Books calls The Hours Have Lost Their Clock “moving” and “an illuminating examination of our now.” Read poet Emmalea Russo’s review here.
Grafton wrote about how algorithms are changing the ways we experience nostalgia, for Real Life magazine. Read “Yesterday Once More” here.
Grafton returned to the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast to discuss how social and environmental crises fuel nostalgia, how companies profit from it, and whether it can be reoriented to inspire a better future. Listen here.
“Nostalgia is in part a response to a pervasive sense of loss, a feeling that only stands to intensify as our living standards continue to decline and as the climate crisis accelerates. The Hours Have Lost Their Clock makes the case that people seeking out the warm embrace of nostalgia in the face of those challenges do not require a reality check but ‘a livable world…’ Nostalgia, Tanner argues, can be put to more positive use in the effort to build that world.” Read Paris Marx’s review for Jacobin here.