Post by: Geert Lovink & Marc Tuters

Necropolitics

Memes and the Reactionary Totemism of the Theft of Joy

12 Aug , 2018  

“Note how they talk about animals, and are moved by them. They make a list of affects. These affects circulate and are transformed within the assemblage.” Deleuze & Guattari

In the summer of 2016 a meme about a sacrificial animal captured the internet. At the Cincinnati Zoo a 200 kg ...

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NonPolitics

Rude Awakening: Memes as Dialectical Images

3 Apr , 2018  

 

“It’s not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation. In other words, image is dialectics ...

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NonPolitics

They Say We Can’t Meme: Politics of Idea Compression

11 Feb , 2018  

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” Friedrich Nietzsche

In his torturous 2017 book Futurability Franco Berardi states that “we should go beyond the critique of the techno-media corporate ...

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