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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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  

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


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


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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