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Subjectivity and Machines: From Adorno to Deleuze/Guattari

1) Subjectivity: Adorno and Günther Anders The dividuum is the mockery of the anti-narcissist. It is the spawn of the hyper-dialectic. One divides into two. If the narcissist can only lose himself twice in the mirror image, in that the …

Subjectivity and Machines: From Adorno to Deleuze/Guattari

The Technocommercium: Assemblages of the Mechanosphere

Everything becomes imperceptible, everything is becoming-imperceptible on the plane of consistency, which is nevertheless precisely where the imperceptible is seen and heard. It is the Planomenon, or the Rhizosphere, the Criterium (and still other names, as the number of dimensions …

The Technocommercium: Assemblages of the Mechanosphere

Bernard Stieglers „Automated Society“

We will systematically follow Stiegler’s train of thought from chapter to chapter in order to then come to an assessment and critique. Let us begin with Stiegler’s quite contestable concept of the Anthropocene (see Jason W. Moore and his introduction …

Bernard Stieglers „Automated Society“

About the NON-Technological Use of Machines

In the course of the industrial use of electricity, the emergence of new communication and transport technologies and routes (including their partial nationalization), the creeping process of dissolving the classical machinery of the industrial age or at least its integration …

About the NON-Technological Use of Machines

Gilbert Simondon, High Frequency Trading and Ecotechnology

If one follows the theory about technical objects as developed by the French theorist Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012), and then the statements of Frédéric Neyrat in the anthology Die technologische Bedingung (Hörl 2011), the task for today’s hypertechnized societies is …

Gilbert Simondon, High Frequency Trading and Ecotechnology

The Trans Classical Machine (G. Anders, H.D. Bahr, F. Neyrat, G. Simondon)

If one follows the theory about technical objects as developed by the French theorist Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012), and then the statements of Frédéric Neyrat in the anthology Die technologische Bedingung (The Technological Condition, Hörl 2011), it is necessary for …

The Trans Classical Machine (G. Anders, H.D. Bahr, F. Neyrat, G. Simondon)

Perfect Machines: Artificial Intelligence and the Labour Theory of Value

Paper presented at “Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today. On the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Capital”, Hofstra University, April 6-7, 2017. “Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the …

Perfect Machines: Artificial Intelligence and the Labour Theory of Value

Pragmatic/Machinic: Discussion with Félix Guattari [by Charles J. Stivale]

taken from Blackout The following discussion with Félix Guattari took place in his apartment in Paris. With the help of a number of friends, I had prepared a set of questions, and had contacted him to see if he might …

Pragmatic/Machinic: Discussion with Félix Guattari [by Charles J. Stivale]

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