Craig Hickman

Edmund Berger: On Art and Revolutionary Transformation in the Age of Blockchain

…measured against the conditions of the present, communism itself embodies the most alien of all possible futures. —Edmund Berger Edmund Berger author of Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present (see my review) has for years done his …

Edmund Berger: On Art and Revolutionary Transformation in the Age of Blockchain

Edmund Berger: On Art and Revolutionary Transformation in the Age of Blockchain – Part 1

…measured against the conditions of the present, communism itself embodies the most alien of all possible futures. —Edmund Berger Edmund Berger author of Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present (see my review) has for years done his …

Edmund Berger: On Art and Revolutionary Transformation in the Age of Blockchain – Part 1

The Hedonistic Imperative: The Seduction of Hypercapitalism

The unlikely parable that Xenophon relates  between Socrates and their mutual friend Aristippus of Cyrene serves as a lead in to the subject of this post. Socrates had observed his friend Aristippus for some time and felt that the young …

The Hedonistic Imperative: The Seduction of Hypercapitalism

Beyond Humanity: The Datacentric Worldview

…new technologies may suggest, create, even impose new ends, never before conceived, simply by offering their feasibility. —Hans Jonas, Toward a Philosophy of Technology For years now philosophers, scientists, artists, pundits, academics, social-critics, etc. have spoken of the death of …

Beyond Humanity: The Datacentric Worldview

24/7: Sleepless Soldiers and the Psychopathy of Civilization

On first reading Johnathan Crary’s new book 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep  I wondered if I’d shifted into some dark  psychopathic journey into the heart of darkness where citizens have become machines, augmented cyborgs in a sleepless universe of …

24/7: Sleepless Soldiers and the Psychopathy of Civilization

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