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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EconoFiction

Saudi Arabia and Imperialism

27 Jun , 2017  

Saudi Arabia has been a major player in Middle East politics. It backed the 2013 overthrow of the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt, since the example of an elected government of a major country next door was not welcome to the Saudi family autocracy. It has suppressed Shia-based protests in Bahrain ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

NON: An unsere Genossen. erste Notiz / To our comrades. first draft

25 Jun , 2017  

english translation will follo Zu Marxens Zeiten erwuchs das proletarische Widerstandspotenzial nicht in erster Linie, wie sich das manche Marxisten immer noch gerne wünschen, aus dem Kampf gegen die Warenform, sondern es waren vielmehr die techno-ökonomischen Bedingungen des Übergangs vom Holz zur Kohle als Energiequelle, die für auch für neue ...

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NonPolitics

G20 – Welcome to Hell

23 Jun , 2017  

International anti-capitalist demonstration against G20 summit: G20 Welcome to hell Thursday, 6 July 2017
4 p.m., St. Pauli Fischmarkt, Hamburg
read here video here about G 20 about imperialism today about financial capital about the global proletariat   ...

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EconoFiction

Die globalen Wertschöpfungsketten und das globale Proletariat

23 Jun , 2017  

Die Automation, deren Anwendung heute ohne den umfassenden Einsatz von Informationstechnologien allerdings nicht möglich wäre, ist seit den 1980er Jahren eine wesentliche technologische Komponente der neuen internationalen Dynamik der Kapitalakkumulation, wobei weltweit einerseits sogar neue Arbeitsplätze geschaffen (vor allem in Asien), andererseits in den Kernländern des Kapitals massenhaft Arbeiter aus ...

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NonPolitics

Are we all Corbynistas now?

21 Jun , 2017  

this article is taken from: The Word From Struggle Street Words Are Wind   And elections remain, as they did in Mai 68, ‘a trap for fools’ – that is when we are actually out on the streets in great numbers, when things are actually kicking off, one way 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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EconoFiction

The Myth of the ‘Human Enterprise’: The Anthropos and Capitalogenic Change

15 Jun , 2017  

Humans are distinctive. No one is arguing the point. But how do we think through that distinctiveness? How do our conceptualizations lead us to highlight some relations over others, and how do those in/visibilities conform to – and challenge – extant structures of power (Bourdieu and Wacquant 1992; Sohn-Rethel 1978)? ...

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Biopolitics, EconoFiction

Name the System! Anthropocenes & the Capitalocene Alternative

13 Jun , 2017  

The Anthropocene has become the most important – and also the most dangerous — environmentalist concept of our times. It is dangerous not because it gets planetary crisis so wrong, but because it simultaneously clarifies ongoing “state shifts” in planetary natures while mystifying the history behind them (Barnosky et al. ...

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Necropolitics

Erste Annäherung an die Mikrologien des Grauens

13 Jun , 2017  

Die Welt ist das System des Grauens. (Theodor W. Adorno) … ist es nur ein von Trostlosigkeit und Grauen umgebenes Bild […] im stillen Zentrum des Unglücks. (Guy Debord) Es ist eher Grauen als Traurigkeit. Ja, eher Grauen. Es ist, als passiere gleich was Schreckliches, das Schrecklichste, was man sich ...

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NonPolitics

Theses Towards a Critique of Democracy

12 Jun , 2017  

Democracy
  • Democracy is a method of political organization in which each participant in the organization either directly or indirectly (through delegates or representatives) participates in the collective decision-making of said organization through voting. The verdict reached by the majority supervenes on the minority: all members of the political organization must
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EconoFiction, lost+found

The 1%, Exploitation and Wealth: Tim Di Muzio interviews Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan

9 Jun , 2017  

Suggested citation:
Shimshon Bichler, Jonathan Nitzan and Tim Di Muzio (2012), ‘The 1%, Exploitation and Wealth: Tim Di Muzio interviews Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan’, Review of Capital as Power, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-22.
The 1%, Exploitation and Wealth:
Tim Di Muzio interviews Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan ...

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Necropolitics

Ecstasy of the social: The masses. More social than the social.

9 Jun , 2017  

What is there beyond the end? Beyond the end extends virtual reality, the horizon of a programmed reality in which all our functions—memory, emotions, sexuality, intelligence— become progressively useless. Beyond the end, in the era of the trans-political, the transsexual, the trans-aesthetic, all our desiring machines become little spectacle machines, ...

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NonPolitics

Rekonstruktion einer Niederlage

8 Jun , 2017  

Anlässlich des 50. Jahrestages der Ermordung von Benno Ohnesorg sprachen wir auch mit Karl-Heinz Dellwo. Er ist ehemaliges Mitglied der RAF – heute ist er Mitbetreiber des Laika-Verlags. Wir sprachen mit ihm über die Erinnerung an den 2. Juni 1967 und die Einordnung des bewaffneten Kampfes in den Folgejahren. Interview ...

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