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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Documentation, Mashines, Necropolitics

Technischer Totalitarismus: Macht, Herrschaft und Gewalt bei Günther Anders

12 Feb , 2018  

ABSTRACT
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  

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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