Achim Szepanski

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 …

Ultra-blackness in Music. A Non-Mixology

David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. The intoxicating beauty of emptiness.

Those who live in closure or enclosure consume the supply and parasitise on that which justifies the closure of the system. It is the happy parasite who closes the system and for whom it is closed. Now, for Erdedy, the …

David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. The intoxicating beauty of emptiness.

Marcello Tari and the problem of destitution. Revolutionaries are activists of the end times.

(In this essay, we stick closely to Tari’s text and only make a few critical comments, because the text is probably largely unknown in the German-speaking world. A further essay would probably be needed for a further discussion and a …

Marcello Tari and the problem of destitution. Revolutionaries are activists of the end times.

Marcello Tari und das Problem der Destitution. Revolutionäre sind Aktivisten der Endzeit.

(Wir halten uns in diesem Essay eng an Taris Text und bringen Kritik nur in einigen Einwürfen ein, weil der Text im deutschsprachigen Raum doch weitgehend unbekannt sein dürfte. Um eine weitere Auseinandersetzung und eine eindringliche Kritik zu üben, bedürfte …

Marcello Tari und das Problem der Destitution. Revolutionäre sind Aktivisten der Endzeit.

Subjektivität und Maschinisierung. Von Adorno zu Deleuze/guattari

Subjektivät bei Adorno und Anders Das Dividuum ist der Hohn auf den Anti-Narziss. Es ist die Ausgeburt der Hyper-Dialektik. Eins teilt sich in Zwei. Kann sich der Narziss im Spiegelbild nur zweimal verlieren, indem die Ursache zur Wirkung und das …

Subjektivität und Maschinisierung. Von Adorno zu Deleuze/guattari

Subjectivity and Machines: From Adorno to Deleuze/Guattari

1) Subjectivity: Adorno and Günther Anders The dividuum is the mockery of the anti-narcissist. It is the spawn of the hyper-dialectic. One divides into two. If the narcissist can only lose himself twice in the mirror image, in that the …

Subjectivity and Machines: From Adorno to Deleuze/Guattari

Notes on Anwar Shaikh:  Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

The systemic order of the capital economy is generated in and by continuous disorder: just as order cannot be equated with the optimum of regularity, disorder cannot be identified with the absence of order or with pure chaos. According to …

Notes on Anwar Shaikh:  Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

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