Mashines

The Magical Universe: Gilbert Simondon and Technicity

27 Jun , 2017  

The old idea that man invented tools is … a misleading half-truth; it would be more accurate to say that tools invented man. —Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future Long ago in that pre-history of the hominid ancestral narrative an ape picked up a pointed stick realizing for the ...

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Mashines

Beyond Tactics and Strategy: Frankfurt´s New ECB and the Art of Skating

21 Jun , 2017  

  Stefan Hölscher, Ph.D.
Beyond Tactics and Strategy: Frankfurt´s New ECB and the Art of Skating
Contribution to a round-table discussion
Performance Studies International (psi) 2017: Overflow, Kampnagel Hamburg   »To walk is to lack a place. It is the indefinite process of being absent and in search of a ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

Brometheanism

16 Jun , 2017  

In recent months I’ve remained quiet about the speculative turn, mostly because I’m reticent to rekindle the “Internet war” that broke out a couple of years ago mostly on blogs but also in various published papers. And while I’ve taught accelerationism in my recent graduate seminars, I opted for radio ...

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Mashines

Im Taumel der Datenfluten (Big Data)

5 Jun , 2017  

Mit dem Begriff »Big Data« (vgl. Manovich 2012/ Mayer-Schönberger, Cukier 2013) verbindet man sowohl das exponentielle Wachstum der Datenmengen (Verdopplung innerhalb von zwei Jahren) als auch die dazugehörigen Aufzeichnungsmaschinen und Auswertungssysteme der Daten (IT-Lösungen und Management-Systeme), die staatliche, substaatliche und private Institutionen anwenden, um Mechanismen wie Kontrollverfahren, Kapitalverwertung und Machtbeziehungen ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Deleuze/Guattari: ‘Stop the World!’

31 Mai , 2017  

One of the things of profound interest in Castaneda’s books, under the influence of drugs, or other things, and of a change of atmosphere, is precisely that they show how the Indian manages to combat the mechanisms of interpretation and instill in the disciple a presignifying semiotic, or even an ...

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Mashines

The War Against Humanity: Technology, Capital, Apocalypse

11 Mai , 2017  

In Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 Karl Marx would ask: (1) What in the evolution of mankind is the meaning of this reduction of the greater part of mankind to abstract labor? (2) What are the mistakes committed by the piecemeal reformers, who either want to raise wages and ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines

Accelerated Fantasies (Lapo Berti)

5 Apr , 2017  

Lapo Berti: … I have already said how I was struck by the lack of analysis of the Accelerationist hypothesis. I also want to stress that this is the least Marxian, if not the most anti-Marxian, conduct. According to Marx the crucial effort was constituted by the critique of the ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines

Bemerkungen zu „How Noise Matters to Finance“

10 Mrz , 2017  

Nicholas A. Knouf weist in seinem lesenswerten Buch How Noise Matters to Finance zuallererst auf die traditionellen Vorstellungen über den Aktienmarkt hin, man denke an die Steuerung des Marktes durch die berühmte unsichtbare Hand, an die Träume vom Gleichgewicht, Transparenz, erklärbaren Preisbewegungen und korrekten Preisen, die die Fundamentaldaten der Unternehmen ...

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Mashines

Versity

19 Nov , 2016  

In the wake of the Trump election, there has been a lot of hand-wringing and self flagellation in tech communities about the so-called “filter bubble” created by social media. Was Trump elected by Facebook? Is this “our” Twitter revolution — only in the wrong direction? I wrote about this previously, ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Processing/Lampreys —Photo-Fiction as Digital Parasite Aesthetics

27 Okt , 2016  

From ‘Photo of Lamprey’ to ‘Photo-Fictional Lamprey’ ‘The lamprey’ is the name given to any fish of the order Petromyzontiformes. It is most commonly known as a parasitic, jawless fish that latches its fanged mouth onto other fish in order to suck the blood of its host. A google search ...

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Lexicon, Mashines

Beyond the Fragment: The Postoperaist Reception of Marx’s Fragment on Machines and its Relevance Today

11 Sep , 2016  

Abstract
This paper critiques the purposes to which Marx’s Fragment on Machines  is put in postoperaist thought. I suggest postoperaist readings wield influence on contemporary left thinking, via postcapitalism, accelerationism and ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’. Changes in labour lead proponents to posit a crisis of measurability and an incipient communism. ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines, PhiloFiction

Der Non-Marxismus. Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum

2 Sep , 2016  

Der Non-Marxismus ist der erste Text in deutscher Sprache, der es unternimmt, François Laruelles Konzeption des Non- Marxismus im Licht seiner Non-Standard-Philosophie darzustellen. Es ist Laruelles Ziel, die philosophische Komponente des Marxismus so zu reduzieren, dass aus dem Zirkel eines auf sich selbst bezogenen Marxismus ausgebrochen werden kann, um zu ...

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Biopolitics, GenericScience, Mashines

Make Kith Not Kin!

27 Jun , 2016  

When my daughter was little, we played a game on the way to her preschool called Count the Dog Poo. It was a game about counting, as you would play with any child, but also a game for a little New Yorker, to teach her to watch where she steps. ...

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Biopolitics, Mashines

FILTH AS NON-TECHNOLOGHY

14 Jun , 2016  

Fig. 1: Illustration for Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror (1868-1869). Marco Saccaperni, 2011.   I am filthy [Je suis sale]—writes Lautréamont—I am riddled with lice. Hogs, when they look at me, vomit. My skin is encrusted with the scabs and scales of leprosy, and covered with yellowish pus.[i] ...

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