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”.

There was ...

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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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