Biopolitics

Malabou’s Life Resistance

19 Apr , 2017  

Catherine Malabou is one of the most interesting thinkers working today. She has a broad facility with Western philosophy, writing on Kant, Hegel, Derrida, the themes of temporality, plasticity, difference, technology, and many other things. And at the same time she has published extensively on neuroscience and issues surrounding the ...

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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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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Is Badiou a Digital Philosopher?

13 Mai , 2016  

tl;dr the answer is: 0, 0, 1, 0, and 1. (That’s no, no, yes, no, and yes.) As with many questions of this nature — where both the vocabulary and the material are subject to interpretation — the answer depends a great deal on how one defines “digital” and how ...

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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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Biopolitics

Digitale Arbeit und Dividuum

17 Okt , 2015  

Man muss heute nicht allzu lange rästeln, um das spekulative Geldkapital und die moderne Finance als ökonomische Maschinen auszumachen, welche die soziale Materie insbesondere durch den Einsatz von Algorithmen und Diagrammen unablässig formieren. So wird der Trading-Raum einer großen Bank von digitalen Maschinen beherrscht, er wird durch Bildschirmwände trassiert, die ...

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