The War Against Humanity: Technology, Capital, Apocalypse

11 Mai , 2017  

In Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 Karl Marx would ask: (1) What in the evolution of mankind is the meaning of this reduction of the greater part of mankind to abstract labor? (2) What are the mistakes committed by the piecemeal reformers, who either want to raise wages and ...

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Notiz zur Quantenphysik

8 Mai , 2017  

Die Quantenphysik wurde im Jahr 1900 mit Max Plancks Entdeckung eingeführt, die zeigte, dass elektromagnetische Strahlung (Radiation) wie das Licht (hochfrequente elektromagnetische Wellen), von der bis dahin angenommen wurde, dass es sich rein um kontinuierliche wellenähnliche Phänomene handelt, einen diskontinuierlichen Charakter haben kann. Ein weiterer radikaler Schritt wurde später von ...

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GenericScience, Lexicon

Luciana Parisi und das Problem der Berechenbarkeit der Unberechenbarkeit

2 Mai , 2017  

In ihrem Buch Contagious Architecture fordert Luciana Parisi dazu auf, sich von zwei – bis heute maßgeblichen – metacomputationalen Definitionen zu distanzieren, nach denen a) Algorithmen als endliche Quantitäten, oder b) als evolutionäre interaktive Modelle bestimmt werden, wobei letztere auf Sensoren, Prozessoren und Feedback-Prozessen basieren. Parisi glaubt, dass mit der ...

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Günther Anders: Prometheanism in an Age of Accelerated Possibilities

28 Apr , 2017  

I will provisionally call it ‘Promethean shame’ for myself. I understand this to mean the ‘shame when confronted by the “humiliatingly” high quality of fabricated things (selbstgemachten Dinge).’ —Diary entry, Günther Anders Technics and Technology have been a force in human existence from the beginning, a notion Günther Anders reminds ...

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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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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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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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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


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, 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  

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


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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