Mashines, NonPolitics

How Many Breakdowns For Every Breakthrough?

16 Dez , 2018  

Ultimately, one escapes from the structuralist impasse by recognizing that an effect of meaning only has repercussions at the level of the signified in so far as potentialities of subjective action are liberated, once there is a breach in the signifier…The machinic breakthrough, waiting, masked by the structure, is the ...

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Mashines

Edmund Berger: On Art and Revolutionary Transformation in the Age of Blockchain – Part 1

4 Dez , 2018  

…measured against the conditions of the present, communism itself embodies the most alien of all possible futures.

—Edmund Berger

Edmund Berger author of Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present (see my review) has for years done his homework in uncovering the historical traces of the Marxist ...

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Mashines

‘Desire Never Stops Investing History’

4 Dez , 2018  

What is the relationship between machine and structure? What is it that differentiates a line of flight from becoming a pure line of death? Now, however unhelpful as it may seem, a perfectly adequate to answer to these questions would be the difference between the nature of the possible and ...

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Biopolitics, Mashines

The Hedonistic Imperative: The Seduction of Hypercapitalism

28 Nov , 2018  

The unlikely parable that Xenophon relates  between Socrates and their mutual friend Aristippus of Cyrene serves as a lead in to the subject of this post. Socrates had observed his friend Aristippus for some time and felt that the young man needed a little guidance. He remonstrated Aristippus for his ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines

Deleuze/Guattari und die Quanten-Finance

26 Nov , 2018  

Deleuze/Guattari fordern uns dazu auf, mindestens drei Denk-Modelle auf die theoretische Analyse der Ökonomie anzuwenden, indem sie selbst das Bild der Strömung, das ihrerAnsicht zufolge jedes Modell artikuliert, nachzeichnen. Erst das dritte, das molekular-performative Modell setzt die Kraft-des-Denkens richtig in Szene. (Laruelle setzt den Begriff Kraft-des-Denkens in Kontrast zum Gedanken. ...

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Mashines

Slavoj Zizek: The Next Revolution – the Digital Commons?

31 Okt , 2018  

The digital network that sustains the functioning of our societies as well as their control mechanisms is the ultimate figure of the technical grid that sustains power – and does this not confer a new lease of life on Trotsky’s idea that the key to the State lies not in ...

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Mashines

The Digital Regime of Truth: From the Algorithmic Governmentality to a New Rule of Law

10 Okt , 2018  

This is caricature but we have left this idea of the actuarial reality behind for what I would call a ‘post-actuarial reality’ in which it is no longer about calculating probabilities but to account in advance for what escapes probability and thus the excess of the possible on the probable. ...

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Mashines

Das transklassisch Maschinelle (G. Anders, H.D. Bahr, F. Neyrat, G. Simondon)

10 Okt , 2018  

Folgt man der Theorie über die technischen Objekte, wie sie der französische Theoretiker Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012) entwickelt hat, und daran anschließend den Aussagen Frédéric Neyrats im Sammelband Die technologische Bedingung (Hörl 2011), so gilt es für die heutigen hyper-technisierten Gesellschaften die je schon gestörte Identität von Natur und Technik ...

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Mashines

Zelluläre Automaten und Maschine 4.0

9 Okt , 2018  

Es war eine der Intentionen von Leibniz, zu zeigen, dass die Welt aus elementaren Automaten gebaut ist, die er »Monaden« nannte. Monaden, die sich jeweils aus Aggregaten zusammensetzen und komplexe Automaten bilden, lassen sich bei Leibniz immer weiter bis ins unendlich Kleine falten, vom Organismus bis hin zu den Elementarteilchen, ...

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Mashines

Paul Virilio: The Anti-City

19 Sep , 2018  

On the Anti-City: I think it’s a form of desire for inertia, desire for ubiquity, instantaneousness – a will to reduce the world to a single place, a single identity.

– Paul Verilio, Pure War

We’ve passed through the looking glass and become the spectacle, the speed of global affects ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

Die Globalisierung des populistischen Moments

2 Sep , 2018  

… Und dies ist auch der Zusammenhang, in den sich viele Spielarten des europäischen Linkspopulismus einflechten. Sie unterschlagen systematisch den technologischen Angriff und die Gewalt der Entfaltung der Innovationsoffensive, entweder weil sie selbst als Akteure dazu gehören oder um sich in ihr Avantgardespektrum einzubringen und davon zu profitieren. Dementsprechend – ...

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Mashines

The Intelligence of Capital?

23 Jul , 2018  

The development of the means of labour into machinery is not an accidental moment of capital, but is rather the historical reshaping of the traditional, inherited means of labour into a form adequate to capital. The accumulation of knowledge and of skill, of the general productive forces of the social ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Laruelle und das Wesen der Technik

11 Jul , 2018  

Für Laruelle muss hinsichtlich der Beurteilung der Technikwissenschaften eine erste Unterscheidung vorgenommen werden, nämlich die zwischen Technik und Technologie. Unter Technik versteht Laruelle im weitesten Sinne das von Simondon in seinen Schriften aufgeworfene technische Objekt, das der Wissenschaft zur Analyse dient, während der Begriff der Technologie der Ordnung des Diskurses ...

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Mashines

Towards a Non-Facebook

25 Mai , 2018  

The current Facebook debate is a chance to get your act together and get organized – just a little.

What does it mean to get dis-, re-, co-organized, to the worse, or the better? A further balkanisation, a migration to the cryptoanarchist waste of resources, blockchain-nations as a refresh of ...

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Documentation, Mashines

Maschinerie und Materialismus

23 Apr , 2018  

Einer der Gründe, weshalb die in den sechziger Jahren begonnene Renaissance des Materialismus inzwischen, wenn die Zeichen nicht trügen, ihren Zenit überschritten hat, dürfte in der auffälligen Fraglosigkeit zu suchen sein, mit der diese Theorie beinahe allen Problemen der Technologie, der Naturbeherrschung und -Zerstörung begegnet. Nicht, daß diese Probleme kein ...

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Mashines

The Automatic Society: Technics, Memory, and Capitalism

28 Mrz , 2018  

In the past few years both the political Left and Right of the current global machine, the “Establishment” now dictates who will be included or excluded from their dominion. Whatever the hell that is? Ah, yes, it always comes down to this bugaboo… the “System” – a sort of Death ...

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Mashines

Anti-Computer

21 Mrz , 2018  

In my graduate seminar we’ve recently been thinking a bit about machines. Given that our focus has been on the 19th Century, attention has been directed toward ergodic machines (from the root ergon meaning work). Ergodic machines are machines that run on heat and energy. Such machines are essentially mechanical

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Documentation, Mashines, NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Sidenotes to Hauntology // Randnotizen zur Hantologie

12 Mrz , 2018  

Transkription eines Vortrags der im Oktober 2015 bei der ‘retrospektive’ [event] des “institut de destabilisation” im MultiVersum (Offenbach) gehalten wurde. Sowohl Skript als auch die Aufnahme waren zwischenzeitlich verloren und sind nun wieder aufgetaucht:

„Womöglich gilt es darzulegen, dass die Politik, die gegenwärtig das affektive Interesse an sich bindet, als ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

Cunning War Machines

9 Mrz , 2018  

A speculative proposition: Deleuze and Guattari’s admonitions of caution in relation to absolute deterritorialization and destratification, as detailed in A Thousand Plateaus, is isomorphic to their historical analysis of the war machine’s capture and subordination of the State and the global geopolitical fallout from this movement.

In the plateau

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Mashines, Necropolitics

Hyperwar (#2: Further Thoughts)

8 Mrz , 2018  

In response to the scenario outlined by General John Allen, in which the United State practices restraint by keeping (minimal) human decision-making in the OODA ‘loop’ and China does not, DMF asks an important question: “why wouldn’t China feel constrained”. Why indeed? One response would be that China, as a ...

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Mashines, Necropolitics

Hyperwar

7 Mrz , 2018  

In the March 2nd edition of the Wall Street Journal, Julian Barnes and Josh Chin announced the dawn of a new arms race breaking over the increasingly chaotic geopolitical arena: the competitive pursuit of artificial intelligence and related technologies. At the present moment, the United States leads the world

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Mashines, NonMusic

Becoming-Machine

17 Feb , 2018  

by Kilian Jörg & Jorinde Schulz (translation: Kilian Jörg)

“I want to be a machine. Arms to grab legs to walk no pain no thought.

I want to be a machine. Arms to grab legs to walk no pain no thought.

I want to be a machine. Arms to grab ...

Mashines, Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Social Media, Authoritarian Capitalism, and Donald Trump

16 Feb , 2018  

In the years from 1986 until 1999, the leader of the Austrian Freedom Party Jörg Haider with the help of anti-immigration slogans, politics as entertainment, a juvenile and dynamic habitus, as well as ridicule of opponents led his party from a voting share of 9.7% in 1986 to a share ...

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