A Cybernetic Conception of Intelligence

6 Jun , 2020  

Abstract: This essay proposes a cybernetic conception of the human body and uses the System Theory to offer a perspective of the body as a sympoietic system. A sympoietic system develops itself through interactions with other systems. The body is constantly in relation with objects, technological devices, machines, institutions, etc., ...

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24/7: Sleepless Soldiers and the Psychopathy of Civilization

15 Aug , 2018  

On first reading Johnathan Crary’s new book 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep  I wondered if I’d shifted into some dark  psychopathic journey into the heart of darkness where citizens have become machines, augmented cyborgs in a sleepless universe of absolute death where no one dies and everyone ...

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Biopolitics, GenericScience, Mashines

Make Kith Not Kin!

27 Jun , 2016  

When my daughter was little, we played a game on the way to her preschool called Count the Dog Poo. It was a game about counting, as you would play with any child, but also a game for a little New Yorker, to teach her to watch where she steps. ...

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Biopolitics, Mashines


14 Jun , 2016  

Fig. 1: Illustration for Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror (1868-1869). Marco Saccaperni, 2011.


I am filthy [Je suis sale]—writes Lautréamont—I am riddled with lice. Hogs, when they look at me, vomit. My skin is encrusted with the scabs and scales of leprosy, and covered with yellowish pus.[i] ...

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Biopolitics, Necropolitics

Digitale Püppchen und Zombies

10 Dez , 2015  

Die technologischen Prozeduren der Medizin-, Wellness- und Fitnessindustrien nehmen den Körper des Menschen selbst zum Material. Jenseits von asketischen Selbstintensivierungspraktiken oder neobuddhistischen Spielereien generieren jene Technologien neue Formate des neuronal-kartographierten Glücks, auf das die Kunden/Konsumenten in Form von biopolitischen, chirurgischen und chemischen Dienstleistungsprogrammen zugreifen können. Diese erzeugen Praktiken und Symbolismen, ...

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GenericScience, Mashines, PhiloFiction

Blog-Post for Cyborgs

17 Okt , 2015  

We are all cyborgs now. To the point where this reality no longer appears at all striking. As so perfectly pictured in Alex Rivera’s film Sleepdealer (2008), we are biological machines strapped to information machines which together function as war machines. It is remarkable how much of our cyborg existence ...

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