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Marxismus – Material und Problem

14 Feb , 2019  

»Man erzittert vor der Hypothese, daß, begünstigt durch eine jener Metamorphosen, von denen Marx so oft gesprochen hat […], ein neuer ›Marxismus‹ nicht mehr die Gestalt haben könnte, unter der man ihn zu identifizieren und in die Flucht zu schlagen man sich gewöhnt hatte. Vielleicht hat man nicht mehr Angst ...

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Kinopolitics: Borders in Motion

1 Feb , 2019  

Movement is a common feature of all posthuman systems. In contrast to
essences, forms and structures, which are defined by stasis, immutability,
fixity and anthropocentrism, kinetic systems are defined by their flux,
mobility and circulation. Kinetic systems are not just ‘open’ or ‘closed’ at
their limits but the whole system ...

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Theory of the Border

31 Jan , 2019  

Border circuit: (1) Migrants cross the border. But the border is a junction, a vehicle of harnessed flows. The border acts as a sieve or filter since it allows capital and the global elite to move freely, but, like a yoke, catches the global poor. (2) A flow of migrants ...

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‘June, 1972 & A chief who does not command:’ Clastres/Deleuze/Guattari

30 Jan , 2019  

(part I of an on going research project on political anthropology, D&G, Clastres, etc.)

“Primitive society has always been considered a place of absolute difference in relation to western society, a strange and unthinkable space of absence – absence of all that constitutes the observers’ socio-cultural universe: a world without ...

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So ist die Demokratie das Wesen aller Staatsverfassung (Karl Marx)

29 Jan , 2019  

Auch in dieser Frage machte Marx keinerlei Zugeständnisse. Und es waren Deleuze/Guattari, die aufgrund vielfältiger historischer Erfahrungen, von denen Marx nichts wissen konnte, ins gleiche Horn bliesen und dessen Ansatz noch verschärften. Deleuze und Guattari verhöhnen geradezu die Demokratie, die den Vertrag, den Konsens und die Kommunikation und damit ständig ...

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Documentation, GenericScience

Wandering Abstraction

20 Jan , 2019  

… Since the ‘we’ is constituted by the class relation, the self-overcoming of the ‘we’ is the overcoming of the relation that constitutes it. This is certainly theoretically uncompromising (and admirable because of it). But it is also paradoxical, and its paradoxical character exacerbates its status as a claim that ...

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MORE WORLD

14 Jan , 2019  

Join Berliner Gazette’s 20th anniversary initiative on communal tools for planetary challenges! #climate change #migration #digitalization

Climate change, migration and digitalization: these are the greatest challenges in the current phase of globalization. How can we meet them? In its 20th year, the Berliner Gazette, under the motto MORE WORLD, is ...

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Alien Capital Redux

12 Jan , 2019  

There’s some fascinating comments by Louis Armand in an essay featured in Alienist #4 that deal with Primož Krašovec’s ‘Alien Capital’:

This Alien metaphor can be taken a step further, in that it exceeds the notion of simply an economic or social prosthesis – an addition to the world of ...

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Notiz zum staatlichen Gewaltmonopol

8 Jan , 2019  

Wie gut geölte Leierkästen predigen Politiker, dass Gewalt kein Mittel der politischen Auseinandersetzung sein dürfe. Dabei beruht ihre Position in letzter Instanz in nichts anderem als Gewalt, die der Staat sich in langwierigen historischen Prozessen angeeignet hat, vielmehr mehr noch, er ist mit ihr entstanden.

Der kapitalistische Staat eignet sich ...

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GenericScience

Die Hyper-Völle der Fake News

28 Dez , 2018  

Der kapitalistischen Kulturindustrie sei die Fälschung per se eigen, so Guy Debord, der zudem schrieb, dass in der wirklich verkehrten Welt das Wahre ein Moment des Falschen sei. Selbst Kunstwerke seien nichts weiter als Symbole der falschen Kultur. Oft versuchte man mit dieser Position im Kontext einer Durchschauenskonstellation hinter das ...

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Biopolitics, GenericScience

Egocracy (Howard Rouse / Sonia Arribas) oder Kapitalmacht? Zu Lacans Kapitalistischem Diskurs

2 Dez , 2018  

 

…quelque chose de follement astucieux, hein?
J. Lacan, Mailand 12.5.1972

Es gibt zum Kapitalistischen Diskurs von Lacan mehr Literatur als man denkt. Allerdings, verglichen mit dem französisch-, vor allem aber englischsprachigen gibt es im deutschsprachigen Raum nur wenige Titel. Unter den ca. 30 Titeln insgesamt, die uns bekannt sind, gibt ...

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The Hooks Beneath the Bait / Entrapment and Escape in Althusser and Art

27 Nov , 2018  

Francois Matheron has suggested that the difficulty, if not the impossibility, of providing a comprehensive assessment to the work of Louis Althusser results from the ‘generalized uncertainty’ of an oeuvre constructed in the “dimension of catastrophe” and designed by its author to be “forever destroying itself”. This paper allows itself ...

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Beyond Humanity: The Datacentric Worldview

22 Nov , 2018  

…new technologies may suggest, create, even impose new ends, never before conceived, simply by offering their feasibility.

—Hans Jonas, Toward a Philosophy of Technology

For years now philosophers, scientists, artists, pundits, academics, social-critics, etc. have spoken of the death of humanism and the rise of post-humanism. Hans Jonas in a ...

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Howard Rouse/Sonia Arribas: Egocracy. Marx, Freud and Lacan (4)

4 Nov , 2018  

Howard Rouse/Sonia Arribas: Egocracy. Marx, Freud and Lacan 2011

II.2.2. Egokratie und der ‚Diskurs des Kapitalismus‘, oder Das Neu-Durchdenken des Symbolischen, des Imaginären und des Realen in Seminar XVII (210-271)

In den beiden vorherigen Kapiteln haben wir gesehen, wie … das Frühwerk von Lacan so gesehen werden kann, dass es ...

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Ideology and Real(ism)

31 Okt , 2018  

Isn’t the emphasis on the systemic character of capitalism what separates Marx’s analysis from moralizing socialism?) The idea that the misleadingly-named ‘ruling class’ do anything more than manage and adminster Capital is an idle fantasy. Capitalists can decide on which groups are exploited, but they cannot legislate away exploitation itself. ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization (Interview with Max Haiven)

30 Okt , 2018  

Rethinking agency in an AI-driven world – as the AMBIENT REVOLTS conference is trying to do – the critic Krystian Woznicki interviews social thinker Max Haiven about seminal notions of agency under AI-driven financialization.

Krystian Woznicki: As you repeatedly point out in your book “Art after Money, Money after ...

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Is nature continuous or discrete? How the atomist error was born

11 Okt , 2018  

The answer to the central question at the heart of modern science, ‘Is nature continuous or discrete?’ is as radical as it is simple. Space-time is not continuous because it is made of quantum granules, but quantum granules are not discrete because they are folds of infinitely continuous vibrating fields. ...

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Climate Apocalypse: The Denial of the Future

11 Okt , 2018  

We need the deniers to get out of the way. They are risking everyone’s future…. The Koch Brothers are criminals…. They should be charged with criminal activity because they’re putting the profits of their business ahead of the livelihoods of millions of people, and even life on earth.”

– James ...

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The Black Box of the World

8 Okt , 2018  

In continuing to explore the domains of the digital and the analog, I’ve come to an unexpected conclusion, one that will no doubt be obvious to others but which I nevertheless found surprising. I’ve finally realized the extent to which analogicity has been hounded out of technical history. In the

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The Decline of Science, The Decline of Capitalism

1 Okt , 2018  

Can another Einstein exist in this era?  A better question  is whether  the spirit of his  research program could emerge again in our current predicament. By his research program, I mean the activity that grasped through a few thought experiments and heuristics fundamental principles that not only revolutionized physics but ...

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The Future is the Past: The Failure of Accelerationism

1 Okt , 2018  

There is a major difference between what is now called ‘accelerationism’ and its utopian futurist influences from the early 20th century: whether human reason is powerful enough to not only overcome the conditions of capitalism but ultimately the biological limits of humanity itself. “Big-A” Accelerationism, on the other hand, is ...

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Rouse/ S. Arribas: Egocracy. Marx, Freud and Lacan (3)

27 Sep , 2018  

H. Rouse/ S. Arribas: Egocracy. Marx, Freud and

II.2. Vom transzendentalen Symbolischen zur Historizität des Diskurses: Lacans „Rückkehr zu Marx“ (Zusammenfassung und Einleitung – Teilübersetzung; 161-63)

Im vorherigen Abschnitt haben wir gesehen, wie Freuds revolutionäre Erkenntnis der Unbewusstheit des Ich von innen heraus all seine die erste und zweite Topologie ...

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An idiot’s manifesto

24 Sep , 2018  

I’m going to delete my Facebook. I’m only going to watch cooking shows on TV, and I won’t draw any lessons from them. The radio is for sports and music. If someone offers me the Evening Standard at the tube station, I’m going to spit cold blood in their face. ...