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A Theory of Media

21 Jan , 2018  

What would it mean to provide a theory of media? In contemporary discourse, terms like mass media, social media, visual media, or digital media are used quite freely. Commentators like to claim that we live in a media age, an observation whose very banality too often undercuts its potential utility.

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

China’s Drivers and Planetary Ecological Collapse

9 Jan , 2018  

Abstract: Can China lead the fight against climate change? If not, why not? Richard Smith, drawing on his forthcoming book China’s Engine of Ecological Apocalypse (Verso, 2018) argues that the built-in drivers and barriers of China’s hybrid bureaucratic- collectivist capitalism severely limit President Xi Jinping’s options, rendering his ambitions impossible

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Documentation, GenericScience

Gesellschaftskritik und imaginäre Institution. Zur Aktualität von Cornelius Castoriadis

4 Jan , 2018  

Gesellschaftskritik ist heute wieder an der Zeit. Vor dem Hintergrund der gesellschtlichen „Vielfachkrise“ (Demirovic et al. 2011) und einer Protestwelle von Kairo bis New York ist der Ruf nach „Wiederbelebung“ und „Rückkehr der Kritik“ (Dörre et al. 2009: 12f.) lauter geworden. Durch Wiederaneignung und Zusammenführung der Traditionslinien kritischer Teorie, so ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience, NonPolitics

Die Verallgemeinerung der Reparationen

25 Dez , 2017  

Moore/Patel haben es in ihrem neuen Buch nur vage angesprochen. Ist aber eine ganz konrete Forderung: Angesichts des Raubs, Plünderung und der Extraktion des Mehrwerts, die das Kapital seit dem Jahr 1492 vorgenommen hat, stellen die Subalternen nun Reparationsforderungen, ich denke, in der Höhe des Werts der derzeit auf dem ...

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Dromology, Bolidism and Marxist Accelerationism. Fragments of Communism Between al-Khwarizmi and Mach

21 Dez , 2017  

Dromology, Bolidism and Marxist accelerationism, an odd text by Obsolete Capitalism written in the summer of 2015, represents the first endeavor in the speculative philosophical sphere known by the equally eccentric name of “accelerationism”. The main source of the book is Matteo Pasquinelli’s Algoritmi del Capitale (Ombre Corte, 2014), followed ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

Bemerkungen zu: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Moore/Patel) – (2)

12 Dez , 2017  

Die Verbindung zwischen Arbeit, Natur und der Logik der Vereinfachung zeigt eine längere Kontinuität an. Und in diesem Kontext Arbeit und Umwelt als Gegensatz zu begreifen, ist analytisch falsch. Schon Marx kritisierte die deutschen Sozialisten dafür, die Arbeit als die einzige Quelle des Reichtums zu propagieren, während heute die Umweltschützer ...

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Bemerkungen zu: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Moore/Patel) – (1)

7 Dez , 2017  

Wir liefern hier einen kurzen Abriss zu dem neuen Buch von Jason W. Moore und Raj Patel “A History of The World in Seven Cheaps Things”. Strittige Punkte benennen wir, können sie aber hier nicht weiter ausführen.

Die theoretischen Begründungen, welche die von Moore/Patel analysierten billigen Dinge (Natur, Geld, Arbeit, ...

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NATURE/SOCIETY & THE VIOLENCE OF REAL ABSTRACTION

7 Dez , 2017  

Among Nature/Society dualism’s essential features is the tendency to circumscribe truth-claims by drawing hard-and-fast lines between what is Social and what is Natural.[1] Here is a rift: an epistemic rift.[2] At its core is a series of violent abstractions implicated in the creation and reproduction of two separate epistemic domains: ...

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Commentary Value in the web of life, or, Why world history matters to geography

21 Nov , 2017  

Abstract
Critical geography as a field has yet to reckon with a fundamental geographical blind spot: the historical- geographical patterns of capitalism as a whole. There has been a steady—and studied—reluctance to grapple with capitalism as a historical-geographical place. A geography of value relations must proceed from the unities-in-diversity of
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EconoFiction, GenericScience, Lexicon, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

FORS and the new Global Wealth Report 2017

16 Nov , 2017  

The new Global Wealth Report 2017 is out. It says there is 280 trillion dollar global wealth and that there will be 341 trillion dollar by 2022.

As always, you have to consider a few things: Some countries are missing in the stats, it’s only the wealth of adults and ...

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‘Patatime

14 Nov , 2017  

taken from Linguistic Capital

 

‘Pataphysics is the science of the trans-ontological: it finds imaginary solutions to bridge incompatible worlds (ontologies). As such, ‘pataphysics can only be a science of the particular; otherwise, these worlds would be subsumed under a more general ontology—thus intra-ontological, and not truly trans-ontological.

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Rocking holeness — Design, Enjoyment and the Symbiotic Real

26 Okt , 2017  

less than its parts (hk, 101ff.)?

This is a first attempt of many for a spectral remix and diffraction of Timothy Morton’s most recent (August 2017) book “Humankind. Solidarity with Nonhuman People” (abbreviated as hk) with the design classic “Design for the Real World” by Victor Papanek (abbreviated as dw). ...

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A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Introduction)

22 Okt , 2017  

 Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.
 … Settled agriculture, cities, nation-states, information technology, and every other facet of the modern world has unfolded
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Digital Neuroland

12 Okt , 2017  

Introduction
by Rizosfera
Tony D. Sampson is reader in digital media culture and communication based in East London, and deals  with philosophy, digital culture and new media. His  work focuses on an unconventional intersection where political analysis meets the theoretical aspects of digital media and social behaviour, shaping the world
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Das Kapital für das 21. Jahrhundert

7 Okt , 2017  

 

Das Kapital für das 21. Jahrhundert

Das Buch erscheint im Januar 2018 im Laika Verlag

Hier ein Auszug aus der Einleitung:

Die Weltökonomie befindet sich derzeit in einer Phase der säkularen Stagnation mit anhaltend niedrigen Wachstumsraten des realen Bruttoinlandsprodukts.1 Die nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg von den Repräsentanten des Kapitals ...

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