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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Documentation

Wie man aus einer Mücke einen Banker macht

22 Feb , 2018  

»Saal 6« heißt der erste Roman des ehemaligen Mille-Plateaux-Chefs und Deleuze-Fans Achim Szepanski. Die wüste Erzählung soll der erste Teil einer Trilogie sein.
Von Cord Riechelmann
Wenn es, wie Aristoteles meinte, eine der Aufgaben der Kunst ist, zu zeigen, wie es bestimmt nie werden soll, dann ist Achim Szepanskis Roman ...

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Documentation, PhiloFiction

Geh, Gespenst!

11 Feb , 2018  

1968 glaubte man an einen Fortschritt, der heute fragwürdig erscheint. Ein neuer Aufbruch muss einen anderen Weg nehmen

Der Bruch, der in den Jahren um 1968 durch die westlichen Gesellschaften ging, betraf eigentlich nur drei sehr einfache Dinge: Die Vergangenheit, die Gegenwart und die Zukunft. Und wenn man die drei ...

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NonPolitics

Accelerating Capitalism; the internal tensions of Accelerationism

28 Dez , 2017  

Accelerationism talk – Rotterdam – 19.4.15

I want to begin by admitting that I am not an Accelerationist. I usually work between the fields of philosophy, art and politics, and my main reference point is the work of Deleuze and Guattari. So while my account of Accelerationism is obviously effected

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GenericScience

Dromology, Bolidism and Marxist Accelerationism. Fragments of Communism Between al-Khwarizmi and Mach

21 Dez , 2017  

Dromology, Bolidism and Marxist accelerationism, an odd text by Obsolete Capitalism written in the summer of 2015, represents the first endeavor in the speculative philosophical sphere known by the equally eccentric name of “accelerationism”. The main source of the book is Matteo Pasquinelli’s Algoritmi del Capitale (Ombre Corte, 2014), followed ...

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Documentation

Black Accelerationism

1 Nov , 2017  

 

If accelerationism has a key idea, it is that it is either impossible or undesirable to resist or negate the development of the commodity economy coupled with technology. Rather, it has to be pushed harder and faster, that it has to change more rather than less.

It is an ...

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