Luciana Parisi and the problem of the predictability of unpredictability

4 Feb , 2020  

In her book Contagious Architecture, Luciana Parisi calls on us to distance ourselves from two – still relevant today – metacomputational definitions, according to which a) algorithms are determined as finite quantities, or b) as evolutionary interactive models, the latter being based on sensors, processors and feedback processes. Parisi believes ...

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Nick Dyer-Withefords Cyber-Proletariat. Accumulation of Capital, Cybernetics and proletarian class.

25 Okt , 2019  

Cybernetics and Class
Why speak of a global proletariat in the context of cybernetic capital? The term “cybernetics” has two meanings. The first is the school of thought that developed its theories for the British and American military in the 1930s through experiments in radar technology, ballistics and the construction ...

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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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Die globalen Wertschöpfungsketten und das globale Proletariat

23 Jun , 2017  

Die Automation, deren Anwendung heute ohne den umfassenden Einsatz von Informationstechnologien allerdings nicht möglich wäre, ist seit den 1980er Jahren eine wesentliche technologische Komponente der neuen internationalen Dynamik der Kapitalakkumulation, wobei weltweit einerseits sogar neue Arbeitsplätze geschaffen (vor allem in Asien), andererseits in den Kernländern des Kapitals massenhaft Arbeiter aus ...

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Documentation, NonPolitics

Tiqqun on speed and strategy

17 Jun , 2017  

People have often insisted — T.E. Lawrence is no exception — on the kinetic dimensions of politics and war as a strategic counterpoint to a quantitative concept of relations of force. That’s the typical guerrilla perspective as opposed to the traditional perspective. It’s been said that if it can’t be ...

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16 Feb , 2016  

… Conclusion: For K-ommunism?

Marx (1964), in his famous, or notorious, comparison of the ‘worst of architects’ and the ‘best of bees’, saw the former distinguished by an ability to ‘erect in imagination’ the structure he will create. Today, with our improved knowledge of bee communities, this distinction reeks of ...

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Mashines, NonPolitics

“Fuck off, Google!” Interview with Nick Dyer-Witheford

24 Nov , 2015  

The interview was conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine following a lecture by Nick Dyer-Witheford at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU KPI). We would like to thank those who brought this lecture and text to life, namely Yurii Dergunov, Volodymyr Ishchenko, Serhiy Odarych, Alona Liasheva and clearly ...

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