Tony Robert Cochran (b. 1987) is a nihologist, writer and social critic. He primarily engages with the fields of cyber/steam speculative literary novel making, short stories, sociology, politics, art and film analysis. His work examines / engages fine art, general aesthetics, architecture, psychoanalysis, ontology, the (UK and US) prison-industrial complex, LGBTQIA experience(s), gay male pornography, migration/internationalism, the altermodern, post-catastrophic societal arrangements, feminism, the technophobia-technophilia spectrum and machines for making facts.
In 2018, he published, Prison As Power: Being & State Contra Negativity & Notion, a philosophical and ethnographic analysis and critique of incarceration, racism and prison-industrial complex.
In 2020, he published, Full Encounters With Infinite Nothingness, a cyber/dystopian queer speculative literary novel that engages with race, politics, oligarchy, personal and social collapse, two-state vector formalism, temporal dynamics and more.
He has engaged with contemporary artists and writers from Paweł Kuczyński, M Lamar, Ruben Pang, Justin Sayre, Wojtek Więckowski, Timothy DuWhite via interview and published article format.
Currently, TR Cochran is very interested in the future building, time, aesthetics and art formations (television, film, music, writing, etc), including, but not limited to: interrogations of ontology, art analysis from Rosalind E. Krauss; the works of Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, James Turrell, Ferreira Gullar; the books of Octavia Butler, Ursula Le Guin, Alaistair Reynolds; independent and film noir; and cats. Ginger cats especially.