Post by: Nick Dyer-Witheford



28 Jul , 2020  

Aufruhr-Logistik – Ein Beitrag von Nick Dyer-Witheford, Jaime Brenes Reyes und Michelle Liu am 29. Juni 2020 auf Into the Black Box.

Riots und Logistik

In den Jahren 2018 und 2019 brachen überall auf dem Planeten Massenaufstände in Paris, Hongkong, Santiago, Quito, Beirut, Barcelona, Teheran, Bagdad und an vielen anderen ...

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EconoFiction, Groschenroman

Digital labour, species-becoming and the global worker

17 Jan , 2019  

This paper places digital labour in the context of recently revived interest in the young Marx’s concept of ‘species-being’ (Gatungswesen). Cryptically and fragmentarily announced in the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, but largely abandoned in Marx’s later work, the idea has passed in and then, apparently decisively, out, of ...

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Contemporary schools of thought and the problem of Labour Algorithms

23 Jul , 2017  

Despite the fall of actually-existing socialism, the idea of computerized economic planning continued to be developed by small groups of theorists, who have advanced its conceptual scope further than anything attempted by Soviet cyberneticians. Two schools have been of particular importance: the ‘New Socialism’ of Scottish computer scientists Paul Cockshott ...

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16 Feb , 2016  

… Conclusion: For K-ommunism?

Marx (1964), in his famous, or notorious, comparison of the ‘worst of architects’ and the ‘best of bees’, saw the former distinguished by an ability to ‘erect in imagination’ the structure he will create. Today, with our improved knowledge of bee communities, this distinction reeks of ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

“Fuck off, Google!” Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

24 Nov , 2015  

The interview was conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine following a lecture by Nick Dyer-Witheford at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU KPI). We would like to thank those who brought this lecture and text to life, namely Yurii Dergunov, Volodymyr Ishchenko, Serhiy Odarych, Alona Liasheva and clearly ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines, NonPolitics

Cyber-Proletariat: Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

12 Sep , 2015  

Gavin Mueller: Your 1999 book Cyber-Marx is an excellent summary of autonomist Marxism and post-operaismo as well as an argument for its relevance for struggles against a capitalism increasingly suffused with information and communication technology. With Cyber-Proletariat, you are less sanguine about post-operaismo’s embrace of cybernetic technologies. Can you


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