Edmund Berger

The Vast Automaton: Notes on Alexei Gastev, Marx, and Andrew Ure

In 1916 his poem Express: A Siberian Fantasy, Alexei Gastev depicts a journey, undertaken by a high-speed passenger train, across a vast wasteland that has been transformed by the pulsing tumult of industrial modernity. The vision is one of an open …

The Vast Automaton: Notes on Alexei Gastev, Marx, and Andrew Ure

Cunning War Machines

A speculative proposition: Deleuze and Guattari’s admonitions of caution in relation to absolute deterritorialization and destratification, as detailed in A Thousand Plateaus, is isomorphic to their historical analysis of the war machine’s capture and subordination of the State and the …

Cunning War Machines

Synthetic Fabrication: The Myth of the Politics-to-Come (Part 0: Introduction)

Missing The Millennium is ten years out, but for Baudrillard it might as well have already happened. The eclipsing of the communists’ historical dream by globalized flows of floating capital and information ushered in a cold, glacial stasis: the enveloping …

Synthetic Fabrication: The Myth of the Politics-to-Come (Part 0: Introduction)

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