TR Cochran (b. 1987) is a philosopher, social critic and founder of Literally Nothing Publishing.
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Born in Placerville, California and raised in the verdant Rogue River valley of Southern Oregon, he later traversed the continental United States as a union organizer. In 2012, he moved to London where he resided until April 2017. During his time in London, he attended lectures at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, and the Architectural Association. Developing a critical theory and aesthetic, he launched Negative Nihilist Ontology (NNO), which will be the conceptual nidus of his forthcoming book. In 2018, he published Prison As Power: Being & State Contra Negativity & Notion. As a former prisoner, TR Cochran’s book is a call for further critique of the prison-industrial complex, racism, the State and Capitalism.
TR Cochran’s work examines fine art, general aesthetics, architecture, psychoanalysis, ontology, the (UK and US) prison-industrial complex, LGBTQIA experience(s), gay male pornography, and migration/internationalism + the altermodern.