Unshrinking the World

11 Feb , 2019  

An interview with sociologist and writer Avery F. Gordon about her book “The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins”

Avery F. Gordon’s “The Hawthorn Archive: Letters from the Utopian Margins” (2018) is an impressively kaleidoscopic and genre bending book based on Gordon’s more than two decades of research into ...

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Slavoj Zizek: The Next Revolution – the Digital Commons?

31 Okt , 2018  

The digital network that sustains the functioning of our societies as well as their control mechanisms is the ultimate figure of the technical grid that sustains power – and does this not confer a new lease of life on Trotsky’s idea that the key to the State lies not in ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization (Interview with Max Haiven)

30 Okt , 2018  

Rethinking agency in an AI-driven world – as the AMBIENT REVOLTS conference is trying to do – the critic Krystian Woznicki interviews social thinker Max Haiven about seminal notions of agency under AI-driven financialization.

Krystian Woznicki: As you repeatedly point out in your book “Art after Money, Money after ...

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Groschenroman, NonPolitics

Die Erfindung des Gemeinsamen (2)

5 Dez , 2017  

Wir hatten keine Möglichkeit uns bei irgendeiner Stelle zu beschweren oder all den Scheiß, der dann zu Leuten führt, die sagen: Wir finden da eine Lösung. Wir wollten keine Lösungen, sondern einfach Schluss machen, aufhören, sofort. Kein Essen mehr ausliefern, nichts mehr. Es war ganz einfach. Früher war man bei ...

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Groschenroman, NonPolitics

Die Erfindung des Gemeinsamen (1)

4 Dez , 2017  

Die Erfindung des Gemeinsamen

Die Menge stand, wie immer, wenn er sie sah, wartend auf dem Bahnsteig. Manche rauchten. Morgens trugen viele der Wartenden Zeitungen, Aktentaschen unter dem Arm oder in der Hand; mittags waren mehr Leute in Unterhaltungen begriffen und schon erkennbar anders gekleidet. Abends dann wieder ähnliche Bilder ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

What are we to do?

20 Sep , 2017  

The term ‘communization’ has recently become something of a buzzword. A number of factors have contributed to this, the most prominent being the coming into fashion of various texts. Of these, The Coming Insurrection – associated with the French journal Tiqqun, and the ‘Tarnac 9’ who gained the doubtful prestige ...

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Zapatistas and Marxism

30 Jun , 2017  

The Militia System and the Zapatistas

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional – EZLN) became world-famous in 1994, with their “declaration of war” against the Mexican state. Their primary spokesman, Subcomandante Marcos, avoids traditional Marxist vocabulary or reference to figures of the Marxist tradition. While ...

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