Author Archives: Ec-Static

About Ec-Static

This is a blog from the students of the London Consortium. Please check out our journal at

The Kony Virus

I awoke this morning to a Facebook plastered with KONY 2012 videos, ‘like’s and statuses. The faecal-oral transmission of viral videos has left me bewildered and always slightly behind on such exchanges, if they are that. I think it’s important … Continue reading

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‘A bag of wind’

I saw this letter George Orwell wrote to his editor Frederic Warburg at the Out of This World exhibition at the British Library last year. I’m glad I found a picture someone took of it as I had been thinking about … Continue reading

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A Vegetable Poem for Gertrude Stein

Gertie the Beetroot Seed a fist and could it could. a reel & be or & to up and be to down. perhaps alone & together it would not being in not & not yet still not not yet not. … Continue reading

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Call for papers: Static 09. Buttons

‘Careful and curved, cake and sober, all accounts and mixture, a guess at anything is righteous, should there be a call there would be a voice.’           — Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons The humble button encompasses ideas of … Continue reading

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For those who have been wondering what’s happened to Static, the journal edited by students of the London Consortium…

Ironically, following the publication of Issue 08 – General, Static has been keeping true to its name, transfixing its gaussian noise into freeze-screen snow, an appropriate visual background to a hiatus that has been lasting for more than three years. … Continue reading

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EcStatic Manifesto

The internet is often conceived of in (pseudo)biological terms. Videos go viral, fragments of language replicate themselves as memes, and yet when it comes to the subject of transmission we tend to degenerate into a nursery school cant about sharing. … Continue reading

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