EconoFiction, Mashines, NonPolitics

Antisocial Media

4 Dez , 2017  

“Antisocial Media” is a remix/cut-up/utopian-plagiarism of Guy Debord’s 1967 “The Society of the Spectacle” that reflects on the contemporary role of the network and (anti)social media in politics, the economy, and everyday life.

“Antisocial Media is not a collection of networks, but an antisocial relation among people, mediated by networks.
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EconoFiction, Mashines

Beyond the Fragment: Postoperaismo, postcapitalism and Marx’s ‘Notes on Machines’, 45 years on

4 Nov , 2017  

ABSTRACT:

2017 marks 45 years since the first English publication of Marx’s ‘Notes on machines’ in Economy & Society. This paper critiques how Marx’s ‘Fragment’ has subsequently been repurposed in postoperaist thought, and how this wields influence on contemporary left thinking via the work of Paul Mason. Changes in labour ...

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Mashines

Algorhythmic Horizion

17 Okt , 2017  

Previously published in Migrant 2 (Wired Capital), 48–57. Printed in late May 2017. With links and pictures added in October 2017.

taken from here

A small remark in the third volume of Marx’s Capital (1894) edited by his friend Engels, usually overlooked, says that telegraph wires, together with steamboat lines ...

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Mashines

Luxury & Paranoia. Access & Exclusion On Capital and Public

16 Okt , 2017  

republished from INC. We get into an Uber car, and the driver passes by the Kremlin walls, guided by GPS. At the end of the ride, the bill turns out to be three times as expensive than usual. What is the matter? We check the route, and the screen shows ...

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Mashines

Hans-Dieter Bahr und der Umgang mit Maschinen

6 Sep , 2017  

Im Zuge der industriellen Nutzung der Elektrizität, des Entstehens neuer Nachrichten- und Verkehrstechniken und -wege (inklusive ihrer teilweisen Verstaatlichung) beginnt gegen Ende des 19.Jahrhunderts der schleichende Prozess der Auflösung der klassischen Maschinerie des Industriezeitalters oder zumindest deren Integration in neue Zusammenhänge. Es findet eine Erweiterung der Verkehrs- und Transportwege aufgrund ...

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Lexicon, Mashines

The Concept of a ‘First Technology’

5 Sep , 2017  

Laruelle, François. “Le concept d’une ‘technologie première’” in Gilbert Simondon: une pensée de l’individituation et la technique. Paris: Albin Michel, 1994. 206-219.

The Concept of a “First Technology”

François Laruelle

A “Unified Theory” of Technics and Technology

In order to define the object of which we speak and to ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

Economy and Power of the Net: Interview with Geert Lovink

21 Aug , 2017  

24/7 metric and algorithmic governance are important features characteristic of automated and financialised capital that Jonathan Cray and Berns/ Rouvrey understand also as a new kind of technological performativity. In his book “Social Media Abyss” Geert Lovink – founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam – speaks ...

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Mashines

Automation, Netzwerke und Plattformen (2)

17 Aug , 2017  

Entgegen einer in der Posthumanismus-Debatte weit verbreiteten Position sieht Becker das wirkliche Problem der Automation nicht in der Machtübernahme der Maschinen, sondern in der intensivierten, digitalisierten Kontrolle der Arbeitsprozesse durch das Management. Schon der Kybernetiker Oswald Wiener spricht hinsichtlich der kybernetischen Maschinensysteme von der Nutzanwendung des Menschen durch andere Menschen, ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines

Automation, Netzwerke und Plattformen (1)

5 Aug , 2017  

Folgt man einer linear konzipierten Genealogie der Technikgeschichte, so beginnt die erste Epoche der Industrialisierung mit der Dampfmaschine, welche von der Epoche der Elektrifizierung und Taylorisierung und diese wiederum von der dritten Epoche der digitalen Automation und der Einführung von Robotern abgelöst wird. Mit der Online-Vernetzung der Maschinen in Echtzeit ...

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Lexicon, Mashines

Smart Cities and Dark Neoliberalism

4 Aug , 2017  

As I was reading an article on the supposed hidden ideology underlying the rise of the Smart City on e-flux blog: The hidden ideology behind the “smart city”  I kept thinking to myself:

Look at New York City for a model of the coming Smart City as total ubiquitous control, ...

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EconoFiction, Mashines

Labor, Automation, and Refusal

13 Jul , 2017  

Marxism has, and had for a quite a long time, a problem with the question of work. This is not to say that Marxism can be confused with the insistence of its antagonist, capitalism, over the relations of labor and production – nowhere in Marx’s own writings do we find ...

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Mashines

The Magical Universe: Gilbert Simondon and Technicity

27 Jun , 2017  

The old idea that man invented tools is … a misleading half-truth; it would be more accurate to say that tools invented man.

—Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future

Long ago in that pre-history of the hominid ancestral narrative an ape picked up a pointed stick realizing for the ...

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Mashines

Beyond Tactics and Strategy: Frankfurt´s New ECB and the Art of Skating

21 Jun , 2017  

 

Stefan Hölscher, Ph.D.
Beyond Tactics and Strategy: Frankfurt´s New ECB and the Art of Skating
Contribution to a round-table discussion
Performance Studies International (psi) 2017: Overflow, Kampnagel Hamburg

 

»To walk is to lack a place. It is the indefinite process of being absent and in search of a ...

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Lexicon, Mashines, NonPolitics

Brometheanism

16 Jun , 2017  

In recent months I’ve remained quiet about the speculative turn, mostly because I’m reticent to rekindle the “Internet war” that broke out a couple of years ago mostly on blogs but also in various published papers. And while I’ve taught accelerationism in my recent graduate seminars, I opted for radio

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