Biopolitics

Epidemics and Revolution (pt. I): The Cholera Riots, 1830-1831

20 Mrz , 2020  

The progress of the disease across Europe in the early 1830s was marked by a string of riots and disturbances in almost every country it affected. Popular opinion did not accept that cholera was a hitherto unknown disease, but considered instead that an attempt was being made to reduce the ...

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Biopolitics

Insurrection in times of the Coronavirus

18 Mrz , 2020  

Now, finally, that destabilizing event that could block the capitalist system has arrived. And unlike what we imagined, the cause is not the action of a group of revolutionaries or a social group of a territory or even a population in revolt. The event originates in the capitalist body itself ...

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Biopolitics

Wir machen das Unerhörte und sagen: Respekt, Corona.

18 Mrz , 2020  

Vorbemerkung: Der Text richtet sich allen voran an jene, die derzeit in gezwungener oder freiwilliger (Halb-)Quarantäne sitzen – und daran verzweifeln. Es soll weder die sonstigen globalen Probleme und die darin involvierten Menschen (z.B. an den europäischen Außengrenzen), noch die tollen Versuche selbstorganisierter Nachbarschaftssolidarität, relativieren. Und selbstverständlich auch nicht den ...

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Biopolitics, Documentation

Bologna in times of the Coronavirus – The Wu Ming Diary

17 Mrz , 2020  

Ten people had been massacred by a fascist just a few hours earlier, and I had hurried to Neukölln after work. So I stood there on the sidelines and let the demonstration pass by, looking for familiar faces. I looked into these faces, among which there were also honest ones, ...

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Biopolitics

The football syndrome: speculative business

7 Jan , 2020  

1) Soccer, porn and pop are the cultural industries of today.

2) Clubs, players and coaches are now highly speculative financial investments. The Neymar deal with a redemption of 222 million raises world football to a new dimension. One rather does not want to imagine the number nor can one ...

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Biopolitics

Females

2 Dez , 2019  

Cue the TERF wars. The coming responses to Andrea Long Chu’s book Females — there will be many so get ready — are so predictable they practically write themselves. Some will most certainly object to Chu defining female via the negative, any negative. And anyway, they will claim, only an ...

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Biopolitics

The Youth-Uprising Manifesto

1 Okt , 2019  

FROM THE EXTREME RIGHT TO THE EXTREME LEFT, every political party prides itself on representing the young or fighting for their future! In fact, they each defend the interests of a defined “mass”—”proletarian”, “middle class”, or “healthy elements of the Nation”—by enslaving this upsurging force that is OUR YOUTH. ...

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Biopolitics

#MenAreTrash als antisexistische Dialektik Zum Fall weiße Männer und Staat versus @zugezogenovic

12 Sep , 2019  

Mitte letzten Jahres schrieben @apolitAsh und @zugezogenovic (https://www.akweb.de/ak_s/ak639/43.htm) über das Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG) und seine Instrumentalisierung durch Rechte. Ursprünglich gedacht um endlich gegen „Hate Speech“ im Internet vorgehen zu können, entwickelte sich das Gesetz schnell zu einem Instrument, um antirassistische und antisexistische Accounts anzugreifen. Teilweise wurden Accounts von migrantischen Linken 20 ...

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Biopolitics

The political economy of pulse: Techno-somatic rhythm and real-time data

9 Sep , 2019  

abstract

In the context of ubiquitous data capture and the politics of control, there is growing individual and managerial interest in ‘pulse’, both in the literal sense of arterial pulse (now monitored through wearable technology) and in a metaphorical sense of real-time tracking (for instance taking the ‘pulse of an ...

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Biopolitics

Enigma : Reich (deutsch/english)

23 Aug , 2019  

Lecture , Performance ‘Orgonomaniac Reich Craze’ by Jan Heintz (12/09/19, 19h Opening of the show <peripherby Serge Ecker, Karen Fritz, Sarah Niecke) Saarländische Galerie, Charlottenstr. 3, 10969 Berlin

„Perhaps any basic experiments into the human condition are dangerous to the tissue of false pride and misconception with which the ...

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Biopolitics, PhiloFiction

Die 24/7 Maschine (2)

17 Aug , 2019  

Um heute die Effekte, die Potenziale und die Gefahren der digitalen Angebote (Meme) nachzuvollziehen, muss man die gefährliche Macht der Quasi-Objekte verstehen, die einzig und allein da sind, um mit steigender Geschwindigkeit zu zirkulieren. Es geht hier um die rigorose Transsubstantiation des Seins in die Relation. Damit drohen selbst noch ...

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Biopolitics

Developing a Sense of Taking Part

6 Aug , 2019  

Developing a Sense of Taking Part

An interview with the Fiji-based poet and philosopher Sudesh Mishra about indigenous cosmologies as sources of inspiration vis-à-vis environmental havoc

by Krystian Woznicki

While climate change seems to be intangible, nowhere and everywhere at the same time, it is entangled with everything and everyone. ...

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