Necropolitics

The Governance of the World

5 Mrz , 2017  

The hyper-industrial state of fact takes what Deleuze called control societies, founded on modulation by the mass media, into the stage of hyper-control. The latter is generated by self-produced personal data, collected and published by people themselves – whether knowingly or otherwise – and this data is then exploited by ...

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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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EconoFiction, GenericScience

Der Non-Marxismus. Finance. Maschinen. Dividuum/ Das Problem um die Maschinen (Leseprobe)

6 Nov , 2016  

Band 70: Achim Szepanski: Der Non-Marxismus – Finance, Maschinen, Dividuum ISBN: 978-3-944233-69-7 Erscheint zur Frankfurter Buchmesse im Oktober 2016 Preis: 38 € 558 Seiten ...

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lost+found

Arthur Kroker: BORN AGAIN IDEOLOGY Religion, Technology, and Terrorism

6 Nov , 2016  

…Covenant technology? That’s the fusion of covenant theology and the will to technology as the essence of the American Republic, from its religious origins to its technocratic future. Here we are in the presence of a momentous alliance of two great historical forces – evangelical theology and technological experimentalism – ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon, lost+found

HILFERDING’S INFLUENCE ON SCHUMPETER: A First Discussion

30 Sep , 2016  

by Panayotis Michaelides and John Milios Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law School of Applied Mathematics and Physics National Technical University of Athens pmichael@central.ntua.gr, jmilios@hol.gr Abstract In the present paper, the origins of some of Joseph Alois Schumpeter’s views are traced back to Rudolf Hilferding’s Finance Capital , regarding ...

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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, 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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EconoFiction

RED PLENTY PLATFORMS

16 Feb , 2016  

… Conclusion: For K-ommunism? Marx (1964), in his famous, or notorious, comparison of the ‘worst of architects’ and the ‘best of bees’, saw the former distinguished by an ability to ‘erect in imagination’ the structure he will create. Today, with our improved knowledge of bee communities, this distinction reeks of ...

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GenericScience

The Computational Decision

12 Jan , 2016  

As various forms of computationalism continue to influence contemporary writing in theory and philosophy, it seems appropriate to reexamine some of the fundamental assumptions and principles of computation, so that we may identify them more readily. In an earlier, characteristically modernist, phase, media theorists like Lev Manovich and others sought ...

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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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Biopolitics, Necropolitics

Digitale Püppchen und Zombies

10 Dez , 2015  

Die technologischen Prozeduren der Medizin-, Wellness- und Fitnessindustrien nehmen den Körper des Menschen selbst zum Material. Jenseits von asketischen Selbstintensivierungspraktiken oder neobuddhistischen Spielereien generieren jene Technologien neue Formate des neuronal-kartographierten Glücks, auf das die Kunden/Konsumenten in Form von biopolitischen, chirurgischen und chemischen Dienstleistungsprogrammen zugreifen können. Diese erzeugen Praktiken und Symbolismen, ...

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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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