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A List of Qualities

19 Mrz , 2020  

It began with a list. When addressing “the birth of a new medium,” Janet Murray responded with a list of properties. Digital environments have four essential properties, she argued. Digital environments are procedural, participatory, spatial, and encyclopedic.

When tasked with the definition of “new media” a few years later, Lev ...

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Was ist Foraminiferderalogie?

9 Mrz , 2020  

“Wenn nämlich in aller poststrukturalistischer Stringenz die Differenz von Wert/Wertabspaltung durch alle […] Unterschiede hindurch gelesen wird und mit einer extrapolativen Spekulation in der nontologischen Spektrenanalyse sich bereits erkennen lässt, dass der hegemonialen Weltäquivalenzkette fast das gesamte ökonomische, kulturelle, soziale, symbolische usw. Kapital, also folgedessen die Welt und vor allem ...

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The Earth is Dying, But Not Fast Enough

13 Feb , 2020  

How we respond depends a great deal on how we frame the
problem. First, we need to change the way we understand
natural processes. Nature is in a state of constant flux
—always looking for new ways to use more energy and
dissipate it faster. If we want to survive ...

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Luciana Parisi and the problem of the predictability of unpredictability

4 Feb , 2020  

In her book Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi calls on us to distance ourselves from two – still relevant today – metacomputational definitions, according to which a) algorithms are determined as finite quantities, or b) as evolutionary interactive models, the latter being based on sensors, processors and feedback processes. Parisi believes ...

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Climate Change and Migration in the Kinocene

25 Jan , 2020  

In this intervention, I put forward  five short theses on the topic of  ‘ Anthropocene mobilities. ’  My aim is not to unpack every concept con-tained herein but rather to provide a provocative introductory synthesis of  five big ideas about Anthropocene mobility for further discussion. 1) Weare living in the ...

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Klimakrise und Fossiles Kapital

24 Jan , 2020  

Im Jahr 2012 lagen die globalen CO2 Emissionen um 58% höher als im Jahr 1990. Dies hatte unter anderem zur Folge, dass die Wirbelstürme aufgrund höherer Temperaturen in den Einzugsgebieten von Ozeanen stärker wurden und die arktischen Ökosysteme eine Reihe von Tipping Points erreichten. Die Grenze, bei dem die Eisdecke ...

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Analog Hall of Fame: Scale

10 Jan , 2020  

I said before that no one has yet patented a Meaning Machine. While that’s true in the abstract, I want to talk about the two most common ways to hack around the problem. First is labor and second is scale.

k-means clustering of random data points

Meaning is the “hard problem” ...

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Introduction: Logos or Abstract Machines? (part 2)

27 Dez , 2019  

If it is true chat abstract machines arise neither from the subject-object phenomenological couple, nor the set-subset logical couple, and consequently escape from the semiological triangle denotation representation-signification, then how do we conceive the possibility of saying anything about them? What will become of representation when there is no longer ...

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Climate crisis and self-critique: “We thrive uninvited where we were never meant to grow.”

18 Dez , 2019  

The man made catastrophe called climate change is already a reality for many people. This catastrophe hits those hardest, who have the least capacities of adapting to it – and the least responsibility of creating it. Given this situation, how can we cooperate across borders to tackle the climate crisis? ...

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Remarks on “How Noise Matters to Finance”

4 Dez , 2019  

In his book How Noise Matters to Finance, which is well worth reading, Knouf points first and foremost to traditional ideas about the stock market, such as the control of the market by the famous invisible hand, the dreams of balance, transparency, explainable price movements and correct prices, All in ...

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