Post by: Achim Szepanski

NonPolitics

Autoritärer Etatismus?

25 Feb , 2020  

Poulantzas hat in seiner Kennzeichnung den autoritären Etatismus in seiner Kennzeichnung klar vom faschistischen Ausnahmestaat abgegrenzt, wobei letzterer für ihn einer politischen, einer Hegemoniekrise innerhalb des Blocks an der Macht (aber nicht unbedingt einer Staatskrise) entspricht, deren Überwindung spezifische »Lösungsvorschläge« und gerade deshalb den Bruch mit den ineffizient gewordenen Strukturen ...

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EconoFiction

The financial crisis in 2008 took place.

19 Feb , 2020  

When Jean Baudrillard announced that the year 2000 would not take place, one had to suspect evil. It is no exaggeration to say that the financial crisis of 2008 was the only event of world historical significance in the new millennium (as is well known, according to Baudrillard, the Iraq ...

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Mashines

Deleuze/Guattaris Diagram

7 Feb , 2020  

In antiquity, the word “Dia-graphein” referred to the inscription of a line, namely in geometric tables, lists, musical notations, etc. Not only were plans and figures designed with the help of lines, but there were also numerous markings and even crossings, which then called into question the stability of the ...

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NonMusic

Thomas Köner – Motus

6 Feb , 2020  

Thomas Köner – Motus (Mille Plateaux 6: CD, DLP, Digital)

you can order here and here

listen here

Release Date: 10.3.2020

” Motus is more (to me) than just music made with analogue synthesizers, it is about attitude, a way of relating to sound and the (e)motion it affects.

A ...

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EconoFiction

Remarks on Suzanne de Brunhoffs “Marx on Money”

6 Feb , 2020  

Recently, the writings of Suzanne de Brunhoff (1929-2015), largely unknown at least in the German-speaking world, have again been mentioned by some Marxist economists and philosophers. Tony Norfield refers to Brunhoff in his book “The City” in a footnote in connection with the little-discussed role of private banks as creators ...

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GenericScience

Luciana Parisi and the problem of the predictability of unpredictability

4 Feb , 2020  

In her book Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi calls on us to distance ourselves from two – still relevant today – metacomputational definitions, according to which a) algorithms are determined as finite quantities, or b) as evolutionary interactive models, the latter being based on sensors, processors and feedback processes. Parisi believes ...

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NonMusic

Jonh-Robin Bold Album on Mille Plateaux out Now

1 Feb , 2020  

MP8 John-Robin Bold (Mille Plateaux)

Where do we find a point of such realization of a social that it is also the point of its collapse? It’s exactly like the stereophonic effect. We are all obsessed – and not only in music – with high fidelity; obsessed with the quality ...

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GenericScience

Klimakrise und Fossiles Kapital

24 Jan , 2020  

Im Jahr 2012 lagen die globalen CO2 Emissionen um 58% höher als im Jahr 1990. Dies hatte unter anderem zur Folge, dass die Wirbelstürme aufgrund höherer Temperaturen in den Einzugsgebieten von Ozeanen stärker wurden und die arktischen Ökosysteme eine Reihe von Tipping Points erreichten. Die Grenze, bei dem die Eisdecke ...

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EconoFiction, PhiloFiction

25 Theses at time (of capital)

23 Jan , 2020  

1) Economic quantities can be changed in time precisely because money, as a so-called transcendental signifier of capital, has the quality of a pure quantity, whereby money is released from current acts of exchange and thus, as a monetary sign, accounts for the time accumulated in the commodity, which in ...

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EconoFiction

Bichler/Nitzans “Capital of Power”

22 Jan , 2020  

At first glance, it seems that Deleuze’s concept of structure involves a complex form of the so-called creorder, a term that appears at the forefront of the methodological findings of the economists Bichler/Nitzan. (Cf. Bichler/Nitzan 2009) If the structure is updated in each of its moments in processes, then Bichler/Nitzan ...

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EconoFiction

The law of the tendentious fall of the general rate of profit in capital Bd.3

20 Jan , 2020  

In the opinion of Georgios Stamatis, Marx, in presenting the law of the tendentious case of the general rate of profit, equates value and price, among other things, in order to disregard the effect of the so-called Wicksell effects (including the observation of the relationship between the rate of profit ...

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EconoFiction

The concept of capital at Deleuze/Guattari or the anarchy of machines

19 Jan , 2020  

The flow of subjective labor and the flow of objective capital. At the point in time, more precisely, in the passage of time (which has extended over longer historical periods), in which per se contingent encounters (those of the flows of money capital and labour) have “taken hold” (Althusser), as ...

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NonMusic

Kunst und Dervivat. Die Performance des Neuen

18 Jan , 2020  

Vortrag, gehalten an der HBK Saar

Kurze Einführung zum spekulativen Kapital. Wann immer ein professioneller Trader einen Trade beginnt, so versucht er, die involvierten Risiken zu bewerten. Prinzipiell kann man heute drei Strategien des derivativen Handels unterscheiden: Arbitrage, Hedging und Spekulation. Arbitrage intendiert die Realisierung eines möglichst risikolosen Gewinns durch ...

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EconoFiction

Marx and the ecstatic labor force

14 Jan , 2020  

Quite in contrast to mechanics, which defines the concept of force as the result of mutually canceling forces in their relationship to each other, Marx also seems to have always been intent, in his critique of political economy, on breaking the beautiful appearance of the balance and stability of the ...

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EconoFiction

Elie Ayaches and Suhail Malik’s heterodox concepts of finance: the frenzy of contingency

13 Jan , 2020  

The heterodox positions of Elie Ayache and Suhail Malik on contemporary finance are often perceived in the haze of accelerationism, although not widely discussed. Let us first turn to the prosition of Suhail Malik. For us, the contingent price movements of the underlying assets/underlyings and the likewise contingent derivative pricing ...

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PhiloFiction

Adorno and Laruelle: The non-identical and the real

12 Jan , 2020  

Adorno speaks of the “non-identical being the own identity of the thing against its identifications” (Adorno, Negative Dialectic: 164). The cognition of the non-identical identifies differently from the identifying thinking, it emphasizes to say what something is, while the identifying thinking acts up as representation of the something that now ...

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EconoFiction

Global Governance

11 Jan , 2020  

It is easy to see today that in the course of implementing neo-liberal strategies, the state is being increasingly restricted in its function as the guarantor of social peace and compromise between the classes, while the various modes of operation of the social police are being intensified step by step. ...

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EconoFiction

Globale Governance

8 Jan , 2020  

Es ist heute leicht einzusehen, dass im Zuge der Implementierung neoliberaler Strategien der Staat in seiner Funktion als Gewährleistungsorgan des sozialen Friedens und des Kompromisses zwischen den Klassen immer weiter eingeschränkt wird, während die verschiedenen Funktionsweisen der sozialen Polizei Schritt für Schritt intensiviert werden. Es ist zu berücksichtigen, dass die ...

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NonPolitics

Logic and the Politics of Prevention

8 Jan , 2020  

In general, prevention is immanent to a specific time schedule. If the present future, which refers to what is expected of the future, and the future present, which designates that future that will actually occur, are not congruent, then, if one looks at it economically at first, through the use ...

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Biopolitics

The football syndrome: speculative business

7 Jan , 2020  

1) Soccer, porn and pop are the cultural industries of today.

2) Clubs, players and coaches are now highly speculative financial investments. The Neymar deal with a redemption of 222 million raises world football to a new dimension. One rather does not want to imagine the number nor can one ...

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NonMusic

Mille Plateaux Albums 2020

6 Jan , 2020  

PreSales for Mille Plateaux Albums 2020 on Bandcamp here

MP4 Teruyuki Kurihara. Frozen Dust (digital, vinyl)

“Frozen Dust” is an album unified by the theme of “destruction” and “creation.”

Inspired by the power of nature; we’ve expressed how we humans overcome the magnificent phenomena and impacts nature has on us ...

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PhiloFiction

Black

6 Jan , 2020  

Laruelle often talks about the black universe and that philosophy is not dark enough. But what is black? Is black a colour and if so, can we see it?

Reza Negarestani has provided a mix of theory and fiction in his book Cyclonopedia, where he portrays the earth as a ...

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NonPolitics

Fascism and right Populism

4 Jan , 2020  

In classical fascism, an organization, initially external to the state and strictly hierarchically structured, gained dominance over the state apparatuses through legal seizure of power, only to merge with them in a specific way, thus maintaining the crisis-ridden capitalist system and securing it by force on a new level. Thus, ...

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