Hideous Gnosis was an academic-style symposium about black metal held last month in New York City. The lectures included the likes of 'Goatsteps behind my steps': Black Metal and Ritual Renewal," "Perpetual Rot: Obsessive Cycles of Deterioration," and "'Remain true to the earth!': Remarks on the Politics of Black Metal." Audio recordings of select presentations are now available for download. I haven't listened to any, but I'm relieved that this documentation is available just in case I need it. Black Metal Theory Symposium 2009
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.