Mashines

On Socialist Cybernetics, Accelerationist Dreams, and Tiqqun’s Nightmares

12 Feb , 2019  

Nikita Khrushchev was skeptical whether computers can help boost history towards communism. Nevertheless, he was willing to give it a try and ordered a super-computer for economical support of soviet socialism. The mostly talented and best trained soviet engineers set up the computer and asked him to test the machine ...

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GenericScience

The Future is the Past: The Failure of Accelerationism

1 Okt , 2018  

There is a major difference between what is now called ‘accelerationism’ and its utopian futurist influences from the early 20th century: whether human reason is powerful enough to not only overcome the conditions of capitalism but ultimately the biological limits of humanity itself. “Big-A” Accelerationism, on the other hand, is ...

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Mashines

Paul Virilio: The Anti-City

19 Sep , 2018  

On the Anti-City: I think it’s a form of desire for inertia, desire for ubiquity, instantaneousness – a will to reduce the world to a single place, a single identity.

– Paul Verilio, Pure War

We’ve passed through the looking glass and become the spectacle, the speed of global affects ...

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PhiloFiction

Paul Virilio: The Propaganda of a Growing Disaster

18 Sep , 2018  

For Paul Virilio the last remaining defense against the crumbling world economy is to abandon the ship, lift our heads to the sky and join in the exurbanist future of the Ultracity.

In that short book The Futurism of the Instant the technoarchitects of instantaneity will bring us once again ...

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NonMusic

Call for papers: La Deleuziana n. 10. Rhythm, chaos and nonpulsed man. Towards a chaosmotic philosophy.

26 Aug , 2018  

«Zarathustra is only speeds and slownesses, and the eternal return, the life of the eternal return, is the first great concrete freeing of nonpulsed time.»

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, 1987, A Thousand Plateaus. Capitalism and schizophrenia. by Brian Massumi (trans. and ed.), Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, p. ...

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EconoFiction

Logistics, Counterlogistics and the Communist Prospect

23 Aug , 2018  

In this latter sense, logistics indexes the subordination of production to the conditions of circulation, the becoming-hegemonic of those aspects of the production process that involve circulation. In the idealised world-picture of logistics, manufacture is merely one moment in a continuous, Heraclitean flux; the factory dissolves into planetary flows, chopped ...

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PhiloFiction

COMMIT MOOSBRUGGER FOR TRIAL

1 Jul , 2018  

Emilia Marra

PROCESSO A MOOSBRUGGER
CONSIDERAZIONI SULLA VITA IMPERSONALE

… I will introduce the character of Moosbrugger, one of the most famous Robert Musil’s lonely planet in his own Nietzschean solar system. I would like to show here that this irrational murderer, who I will describe in the third part ...

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NonMusic

Has Techno Decelerated? On Technoculture, Acceleration and Breaks

19 Mai , 2018  

Reflecting on the last thirty years of techno music, I am not alone thinking that it has decelerated. By deceleration, I mean that since the 1980s the beat per minutes of techno music – which varies, usually, between 120 and 160 bpm – slowed in pace. Techno has become somehow ...

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PhiloFiction

Theory Talk: Dark Deleuze

18 Mai , 2018  

…So, for me, I think secrecy is absolutely important. And yes, this goes against certain democracy theories and certain social-democratic approaches to Marx’s politics, but there have been a lot of communists who have operated in secrecy. There are 9th century dissident communists that have been made popular recently, like ...

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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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Documentation

Deleuze und Hannelore (Elsner) tanzten Clickhop

9 Mrz , 2018  

Abschweifende bis ketzerische Bemerkungen zur Konferenz “Entwerfen” in Frankfurt

Wissenschaftler wissen längst, dass der “wahre” Kongress oftmals außerhalb ebendiesem stattfindet: in den Vortragspausen und auf den Gängen, beim gemeinsamen Frühstück und während des Abendprogramms. Auf die “Internationale Konferenz Entwerfen” (alternativer Link), die über Allerheiligen an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität ...

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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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