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MMT, THE PANDEMIC, AND THE FISCAL DEFICIT FRIGHT

I contend that current discussions on what the pandemic has taught us about monetary and fiscal policy are myopic. It is the purpose of this chapter to broaden the political economy horizon so that we might think anew about pathways…

Kassel / Szenen einer (Her)(Ab)Setzung*

Für das Beleidigende braucht es : a/ den Beleidiger, im Falle und als Ausgangspunkt ein „art collective“ namens Taring Padi, das seine „mission“ u.a. in der Wiederbelebung der Volkskultur sieht und gleich mal 5 evils of culture raushaut und dort…

Die hyperreale Welt des Castings

Nur eine kann das ganz große Los ziehen, nur einer ist prominent, und haben selbst mathematisch alle gleiche Aussicht, so ist sie doch für jeden einzelnen so minimal, dass er sich am besten gleich abschreibt und sich am Glück des…

For Baudrillard: The Model and The Hyper-Body of Signs

Restore the right of beauty to its hyper-existence by all means of artificiality. The prostitution of the male body puts an end to the last heroic privilege of the woman – that of being sacrifizes to the gaze, thereby concealing…

Ecuador: General Strike

We rose up again. This time, we have more experience, but not enough strength to achieve our objectives. We are resisting and defending ourselves from police and state violence, one day at a time. Tomorrow, Monday, June 27, a new…

PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: MONEY WITHOUT VALUE IN A RAPIDLY DISINTEGRATING WORLD

After the folding of the last period of mass labour mobilisation – the post-war Fordist boom – capitalism entered its terminal crisis, where fictitious money is increasingly dissociated from labour-mediated value. Already in the 1980s, the irreversible erosion of capital’s labour-substance, triggered by…

Ultra-blackness in Music. A Non-Mixology

What is Rhythm? What is Rhythm? Rhythm is a temporally extended pattern in which information-transmitting processes take place. It can be described by the following parameters: spatial (distance, movement, neighbourhood), temporal (speed, limit of human perception, infinite time scales versus…

The Specters of Stagflation

Growth forecasts are gloomy for the global economy. The Ifo Institute lowered its forecast for the FRG for this year from 3.3 to 2.5 per cent, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered the growth for the gross national…

Sex refashioned

…fashion has the fabulous character of the more beautiful than beautiful: fascinating. The seduction it exerts is independent of all value judgment… The astonishing privilege accorded to fashion is due to a unanimous and definitive resolve. The acceleration of the…

To Live and Think Like Pigs

The title of the article was borrowed from Gilles Châtelet’s book „To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies“. Regarding this friendly takeover, think of Deleuze/Guattari’s confession that they only quote those they…

The New Image of Thought As Fusion of the Quantum and Philosophy

The New Image of Thought As Fusion of the Quantum and PhilosophyFrançois LaruelleFrom Tétralogos: un opéra de philosophies (Paris: Cérf, 2018), p.152-156; p.157-161.PDF 1. As An Undulatory AspectThe first phase of our construction is the constitution of the matrix or quantization under…

The Limits of Capitalized Power/ A 2020 U.S. Update

Until the late 2000s, our work focused primarily on why capitalism should be understood as a modeof power. We argued that capital itself is a form of organized power and researched how capitalists sustain, defend and augment their capitalized power….

The Ritual of Capitalization

There’s something mysterious about finance. The symbols are arcane. The math is complex. The practitioners are impressively educated. And the stakes are high. All of this gives finance the veneer of higher truth — as if quants are uncovering a…

Philosophien der Erschöpfung. Entfremdung und Vitalismus nach Deleuze

1.    Eine Annäherung Die Erschöpfung, so muss man wahrscheinlich beginnen, ist kein ausgezeichneter philosophischer Affekt, enthält die Philosophie doch ein minimales vitalistisches Versprechen. Sie, die Erschöpfung, taugt dem Denken jedoch auch nicht zum Antagonisten – wie die Wut oder die…

Against escapist entertainment

In my album “star of the west” I documented the events that transpired in the USA between November 2020 and January 2021. The original project creation and development was funded by a Stipend from Musikfonds e.V. The following is an…

Loris Cericola – Metaphysical Graffiti 

[Artetetra, from Metaphysical Graffiti, Cassette Tape] Music & Videoart by Loris Cericola Text by Enrico Monacellihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXS6xJ2w3M4 Summer nights are a gateway. I catch feelings fast sweating through the crystal lit darkness but even on my very lonesome drifting outwards is…

What is COVID Capitalism?

The term „COVID capitalism“ designates the ways capitalism and the novel coronavirus alter and amplify one another. In this paper, I look at four major features that characterize this relationship so far. (1) Capitalist extraction and urbanization increase exposure to new…

Where Does Meaning Come From?

Nobody knows, not really. I’ve said in the past that no one has yet patented a Meaning Machine. And when it comes to the digital and the analog I’m mostly in the dark about the question of meaning. My intuition…

X)-trACTION

by Nicole Antebi, Cathy Lee Crane, Jason Livingston, Laurie McKenna, Erin Wilkerson Prelude by Cathy Lee Crane In 2021 The Codex Foundation sent out a global invitation for artists to examine their practice, and named it:  Extraction: Art on the…

THIS MEANING TODAY

An interface is choice frozen. Let’s shuck the lid and expose the underneath: YOU ARE NOT INNOCENT: YOUR EXPECTATIONS ARE LEADING TO A BAD LISTENING EXPERIENCE. THIS IS TAP WATER.  The truth of a text is never really written anywhere:…

Is the Analog in the Real?

I’ve been talking recently with Beatrice Fazi about a structuralist theory of the digital. In my experience, the majority of digital theory today is essentially empirical in that it tries to understand words like „digital“ and „analog“ by looking at…

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