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out july 26 2024



music production and performance

pseudo-antigone is the experimental pop production moniker for simone a. medina polo. the project came to fruition throughout the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, when pseudo-antigone picked up the reins of her music through audio engineering and attentiveness to technical production inspired by a love of midi, pc music, and electronic experiments. 

academic work

philosophy, psychoanalysis, and marxism

thought, love, and emancipation act as the undercurrents of simone a. medina polo's work in philosophy, psychoanalysis, and marxism in light of the threefold crises of capitalism, modernity, and ecological collapse. simone has delivered lectures, presentations, interviews, and writings on these topics often times exploring thinkers such as plato, immanuel kant, g.w.f. hegel, karl marx, jacques lacan, gilles deleuze, jacques derrida, bracha ettinger, alain badiou, slavoj žižek, alenka zupančič, byung-chul han, contemporary speculative realisms and accelerationisms.


upcoming publications and lectures

  • Barria-Asenjo, N.A., Maiwald, F., Medina Polo, S., Acuña Echagüe, W., Žižek, S., Perunović, A., Salas, G., and Ayala-Colqui, J. (2023). "Class Consciousness, Revolutions and Violence: Reflections on Gyorgy Lukács' Actuality" in Izquierdas.

  • Medina Polo, S. (2023). "Guerrilla Psychoanalysis: On Generic and Impure Psychoanalysis" in RHV: An International Journal of Philosophy. Eds. Žižek, S. and Barria-Asenjo, N.

  • Medina Polo, S. (forthcoming, 2023). "Humility and Humiliation of the Drive: Comedy and Tragedy in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis" in Negativity and Psychoanalysis. Eds. Rousselle, D. and Murphy, M.G.

  • "Is Psychoanalysis a Thinking?" — a section in a collaborative article on Alain Badiou with Nicol Barria-Asenjo.

  • "Localizing, Delocalizing, and Relocalizing the Void in Politics" — a contribution to a collaborative article in a forthcoming dossier on Alain Badiou edited by Nicol Barria-Asenjo, January 2024.

  • "Why Is The Death Drive Not Identical With Being-Toward-Death?: The Transfinitude of Love Between the Infinite and the Finite" — a chapter in a forthcoming book TBA edited by Julie Reshe and Todd McGowan.

  • "Tiresias, The Patron Saint of Psychoanalysis: On the Integral Mutations of Psychoanalysis" — a chapter in a forthcoming book TBA edited by Elisabeth Punzi, Vanessa Sinclair, and Myriam Sauer.

  • Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit — a course at the Global Center for Advanced Studies with Todd McGowan, JuLY 2023.

  • Introduction to Psychoanalysis — a course at the Global Centre for Advanced Studies, TBA.



culture, literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis

through the course in her studies, simone a. medina polo has graduated with a bachelors' degree in philosophy and english, a diploma in arts and cultural management, and a certificate in negative psychoanalysis. simone is in the process of finishing her masters' degree to move on into her phd. candidacy.

acadmic work

About Simone A. Medina Polo
and pseudo-antigone

Simone A. Medina Polo is a philosopher. Simone's work acts as an exploration of philosophy and psychoanalysis as they relate to love as a logically structuring touchstone of both of their thinking orientations. Under the creative moniker pseudo-antigone, Simone produces experimental pop music and clandestine essays on the internet. 

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