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

– von oben verworfen –

28 Nov , 2018  

Im Rahmen der 23. Linken Literaturmesse in Nürnberg stellte Achim Szepanski zusammen mit Karl-Heinz Dellwo das von ihnen gemeinsam mit J. Paul Weiler herausgegebene Buch “Riot – Was war da los in Hamburg? Theorie und Praxis der kollektiven Aktion” [1] vor. Im Anschluß daran beantwortete er dem Schattenblick einige vertiefende

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EconoFiction

The Nordhaus Racket: How to use capitalization to minimize the cost of climate change and win a ‘Nobel’ for ‘sustainable growth’

28 Nov , 2018  

The LA Times called the bluff: William D. Nordhaus won the Nobel prize in economics for a climate model that minimized the cost of rising global temperatures and undermined the need for urgent action.

‘The economics Nobel went to a guy who enabled climate change denial and delay’:

It has ...

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GenericScience

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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Documentation

>>Die Surplusbevölkerung vegetiert heute auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Überleben und Liquidierung.<<

27 Nov , 2018  

Interview mit Achim Szepanski im Autonomie-Magazin. Von: Raoul Hamlet/ Vidar Lindström. Achim, du hast allein 2018 drei Bücher herausgebracht. Die Ökonomie-Einführung „Kapital und Macht im 21. Jahrhundert“, ein Buch mit drei Essays über „Imperialismus, Staatsfaschisierung und die Kriegsmaschinen des Kapitals“ …

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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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Documentation

Griechenland: 10 Jahre nach den tödlichen Schüssen auf Alexis Grigoropoulos – Ein Blick in eine andere Welt

26 Nov , 2018  

Von dem Moment an als der 14-jährige Alexis Grigoropoulos am 6. Dezember 2008 von einem Bullen niedergeschossen wurde, änderte sich die Gestalt, das Wesen, ja die Erscheinungsform der Gesellschaft in der griechischen Hauptstadt und in vielen anderen Städten sowohl auf dem Festland als auch auf vielen Inseln. Die Dynamik der ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle, Art, and the Scientific Model

24 Nov , 2018  

I want to begin by briefly considering Francois Laruelle’s Non-philosophy project alongside the philosophy of Louis Althusser, in order that some of the consequences for an ‘aesthetics of the generic’ (or what for Laruelle would be a Non-aesthetics) might be made intelligible for artistic practice, and also because it will ...

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NonMusic

Utopia Robotz (Video)

24 Nov , 2018  

For this video Alberto told me he had something wave-ish in mind. I also had quite similar impressions. The track Utopia Robotz feels blury and like a big field of nearly invisible turbulence. For me it describes more an environment than telling you a literal story, it is more like ...

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GenericScience

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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NonPolitics

CLICKY AESTHETICS: DELEUZE, HEADPHONICS, AND THE MINIMALIST ASSEMBLAGE OF “ABERRATIONS”

21 Nov , 2018  

It seems fitting, then, that with the “speed” and proliferation of music, artists, and new labels, as well as a “do-it-yourself” mode of production enabled by the new technologies, and the lack of an adequate rhetoric to explain, describe, and theorize the new developments in the music, that Mille Plateaux ...

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PhiloFiction

Laruelle – Against the Digital (pdf)

21 Nov , 2018  

Channel that great saint of radical blackness, Toussaint Louverture, and return to the Haitian Constitution of 1804, which stated that all citizens will be called black regardless of color. Such blanket totality of black, such cataclysm of human color, renders color invalid and denies the endless dynamics of black-as-white or ...

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EconoFiction

Die radikale Indifferenz von Facebook & Co ist tief in das Kapital eingeschrieben

20 Nov , 2018  

Shosana Zuboff bezeichnet in ihrem Buch Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus  Facebook & Co als die Herren der radikalen Indifferenz. Es entsteht eine neue Akkumulationslogik, in der das Überwachungskapital menschliches Verhalten und dessen scheinbar nutzlosen Überschüsse extrahiert, das heißt Daten, die mit anderen Daten kombiniert werden, aufsaugt, um intelligente Maschinen zu ...

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PhiloFiction

The Truth According to Hermes: Theorems on the Secret and Communication

19 Nov , 2018  

The secret does not need communication in order to be what it is, to be known and to be an “object” of a rigorous science. But communication needs the secret in order to be what it is. Between the secret and communication there only exist determinative relationships that are unilateral, ...

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PhiloFiction

What is it to Live and Think like Gilles Châtelet?

18 Nov , 2018  

– What is To Live and Think Like Pigs about?

[Châtelet:] It’s a book about the fabrication of individuals who operate a soft censorship on themselves…In them, humanity is reduced to a bubble of rights, not going beyond strict biological functions of the yum-yum-fart type. . .as well as the ...

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NonMusic

Bienoise – Most Beautiful Design (Mille Plateaux 1)

16 Nov , 2018  

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit – all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of ...

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PhiloFiction

Notes on the Communist Horizon as an Immanent Outside

15 Nov , 2018  

Distinct thoughts are coalescing after last night’s now-embarrassing waste of energy on Twitter arguments. I always regret fanning the flames with so much oxygen the morning after and, obviously, it would only be worse to delete it later.

A very important side note from the Caves: “weaponise inattention”.

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Biopolitics

We are entering a new epoch: the century of the migrant

15 Nov , 2018  

The rhetoric of migrant “invasions” is back again. Donald Trump has recently described the caravan of Central American refugees marching to the US as “an onslaught,” “an assault on our country,” and an “invasion,” repeating the words of Robert Bowers, who shot can killed 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh Synagogue ...

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EconoFiction

Der marxistische Kapitalbegriff

15 Nov , 2018  

Dirk Baecker schreibt in einem aktuellen Beitrag: »Auch das Kapital darf nicht im Singular, sondern muss im Plural gedacht werden.« Wenn er dann sofort zur Konkurrenz springt, verfolgt er zwar eine Spur, ohne Zusammenhänge darstellen und explizieren zu können. Die Wunderformel heißt nämlich: Singular=Plural. Wir werden zeigen, dass man über ...

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EconoFiction

Imperialismus, Staatsfaschisierung und die Kriegsmaschinen des Kapitals (Leseprobe)

14 Nov , 2018  

Achim Szepanski: Imperialismus, Staatsfaschisierung und Kriegsmaschinen des Kapitals
ISBN:
978-3-944233-92-5
Erschienen November 2018
Imperialismus, Staatsfaschisierung und die Kriegsmaschinen des Kapitals

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EconoFiction

Das Zeitalter des spekulativen Kapitals und der globalen Zirkulationskämpfe (5)

13 Nov , 2018  

Das Ereignis des 9/11 gab den Regierungen der führenden Länder die unerwartete Möglichkeit, Sicherheit als unbedingte Priorität ihrer Politik zu setzen. Die steigende Ungleichheit in der Einkommens- und Vermögensverteilung, der Abbau des Sozialstaats und die zunehmende Abhängigkeit der privaten Haushalte von Krediten wurden von den Sicherheitskampagnen der Staaten übertönt, wobei ...

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NonPolitics

Class/segmentation/racialization

13 Nov , 2018  

Originally published by Théorie Communiste as ‘Classe / seg­men­ta­tion / raci­sa­tion. Notes’. Translated from the French by LNFC.

There has al­ways been seg­ment­a­tion with­in labor power. We must take it, then, as an ob­ject­ive de­term­in­a­tion of labor power un­der cap­it­al that nat­ur­ally leads to a di­vi­sion of labor. Here we ...

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EconoFiction

Finance, Imperialism and Profits

12 Nov , 2018  

Last Friday I took part in a panel to launch a new book, World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx’s Law of Profitability, published by Haymarket Books, edited by Michael Roberts and Guglielmo Carchedi. The presentation was at this year’s Historical Materialism conference in London.

My presentation was ...

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