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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EconoFiction, Lexicon, Mashines

Henryk Grossmann 2.0: A Critique of Paul Mason’s Book “PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future”

25 Apr , 2016  

Abstract: This article reviews Paul Mason’s book “PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future”. It discusses Mason’s version of long wave theory, the book’s interpretation of Karl Marx, its analysis of the Grundrisse’s “Fragment on Machines”, and aspects of political struggles and societal change. The conclusion is that Paul Mason ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon, Mashines

Nick Dyer-Withefords Cyber-Proletariat. Kapitalakkumulation, Kybernetik und proletarische Klasse.

28 Feb , 2016  

Kybernetik und Klasse
Warum von einem globalen Proletariat im Kontext des kybernetischen Kapitals sprechen? Der Begriff „Kybernetik“ besitzt zwei Bedeutungen, zum ersten bezeichnet er die Denkschule, die in den 1930er Jahren ihre Theorien anhand von Experimenten in der Radartechnik, der Ballistik und im Bau der Atomwaffen für das britische und ...

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lost+found, Mashines, NonMusic

Katja Diefenbach interviews Achim Szepanski (FORCE INC, MILLE PLATEAUX, RIOT BEATS)

10 Feb , 2016  

This interview was done in 1994, when Achim Szepanski founded Mille Plateaux after a long correspondence with Gilles Deleuze. Ten years later, in 2004, the label was destroyed by a kind of mafia-assemblage, consisting of the distributor EFA, the german state, Gema and other rackets.   Interview in german language here   ...

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Lexicon, Mashines

Anti-determinism

5 Jan , 2016  

Anti-determinism is a common position today, in both popular and academic conversations alike. Redemptive narratives in social and political theory are usually centered around things like contingency or play, or other mechanisms for eluding determination such as escape or accident. Many associate life itself with anti-determinism, suggesting that the very ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon, Mashines

Der Kapitalbegriff bei Deleuze/Guattari oder die Anarchie der Maschinen

14 Dez , 2015  

Der Fluss der subjektiven Arbeit und der Strom des objektiven Kapitals. Zu dem Zeitpunkt, exakter, in der Zeitpassage (die sich über längere historische Perioden erstreckt hat), in der an sich kontingente Begegnungen (die der Geldkapital- und Arbeitsströme) »gegriffen« (Althusser) haben, sobald also quasi-stabile Formen der Ware-, Geld- und Kapitalrelationen etabliert ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon, Mashines

The Class Structure of Machinery: Notes on the Value Form

27 Nov , 2015  

The historical development of the means of labour (Arbeitsmittel) as the transformation through labour of nature-given forms into the socially purposive forms of the labour process is simultaneously the ‘naturalization’ of the social forms of instruments of use (Gebrauchsmittel). As a material thing, the means of labour not only mediate ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

“Fuck off, Google!” Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

24 Nov , 2015  

The interview was conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine following a lecture by Nick Dyer-Witheford at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU KPI). We would like to thank those who brought this lecture and text to life, namely Yurii Dergunov, Volodymyr Ishchenko, Serhiy Odarych, Alona Liasheva and clearly ...

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Mashines, Necropolitics

June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:

10 Nov , 2015  

“Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence – absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without hierarchy, people who obey no one, a society indifferent to possession of wealth, chiefs ...

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Lexicon, Mashines, Necropolitics

Nationalsozialismus und KZ-System

9 Nov , 2015  

Die Verdrängung selbst der Geschichte des deutschen Faschismus aus dem allgemeinen Bewußtsein behindert nachhaltig die Möglichkeit, einen Begriff davon zu erarbeiten. Denn jede Diskussion setzt voraus, daß die Beteiligten viel mehr über den Gegenstand wissen, als jeweils zur Sprache kommt. Die Diskussion verschiedener Faschismustheorien setzt z.B. immer die Kenntnis nicht ...

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