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

FILTH AS NON-TECHNOLOGHY

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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