Data Does Not Organize Itself

9 Feb , 2020  

In researching the relation between weaving and computation, I ran across this astounding passage by Ellen Harlizius-Klück:

What the Digital Humanities features, is rather the digital processing and representation of data. The concept of the digital itself is just as little explored as manual aspects of programming, which always include ...

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Spiegelbild, Spiegel, leerer Spiegel. Zur Mediensituation der Clicks & Cuts

24 Aug , 2018  

“Ein Gesang steigt auf, kommt näher oder entfernt sich.” Gilles Deleuze

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AUS: Sounddcultures Überelektronische und digitale Musik Herausgegeben von Marcus S. Kleiner und Achim Szepanski Kann man Musik erählen? Muss eine Reflexion üher Musik musikalisch sein? Oder verweigert sich Musik gerade ihrer Verschriftlichung und dcrendiskursiven Ordnungsversuchen? Welche Rolle ...

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Organization after Social Media by Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter

21 Jun , 2018  

Exploring the politics of networks through and beyond social media

Organized networks are an alternative to the social media logic of weak links and their secretive economy of data mining. They put an end to freestyle friends, seeking forms of empowerment beyond the brief moment of joyful networking. This speculative ...

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The ‘Baader Meinhof Complex’ and the June 2nd Movement

18 Jun , 2018  

The echoing of the mass-media critique of the Frankfurt School, albeit in more strident terms, can be clearly be heard here as can the extension of Meinhof’s own self-critique as a columnist for the radical press. What the RAF were proposing was therefore as much an ecology and theory of ...

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Mashines, Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Social Media, Authoritarian Capitalism, and Donald Trump

16 Feb , 2018  

In the years from 1986 until 1999, the leader of the Austrian Freedom Party Jörg Haider with the help of anti-immigration slogans, politics as entertainment, a juvenile and dynamic habitus, as well as ridicule of opponents led his party from a voting share of 9.7% in 1986 to a share ...

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Google Eyed

11 Okt , 2017  

The Hoover Company’s vacuum cleaners once so dominated its market that people often still describe using any make of vacuum cleaner as ‘hoovering up’. Similarly, people ‘Google’ information from the Internet, even if they do not use Google. The only difference is that Google’s dominance of the Internet search market ...

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The Computational Decision

12 Jan , 2016  

As various forms of computationalism continue to influence contemporary writing in theory and philosophy, it seems appropriate to reexamine some of the fundamental assumptions and principles of computation, so that we may identify them more readily. In an earlier, characteristically modernist, phase, media theorists like Lev Manovich and others sought ...



Creative Industries, Value Theory and Michael Heinrich’s New Reading of Marx

7 Jan , 2016  

Abstract: This article utilises the new reading of Marx found in the work of Michael Heinrich to analyse the creative industries. It considers the role played in the production of value by the labour that takes place in the sphere of circulation. The specific focus is on creative industries such ...

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