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


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


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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Documentation, Mashines, Necropolitics

Technischer Totalitarismus: Macht, Herrschaft und Gewalt bei Günther Anders

12 Feb , 2018  

Günther Anders, unlike his first wife Hannah Arendt, developed neither an elaborate theory of power nor of violence. Although both key issues of political and social theory are vividly present in his later works on the atomic bomb, on the structure of modern work, and in his highly controversial ...

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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  


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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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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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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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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