PhiloFiction

Homo ex Machina – How One Becomes Machine-Man

9 Feb , 2018  

We ordinarily recognize a single machine-Man1 tradition. But there are two, perhaps three; they appear the moment when the grouping of the objects of knowledge and history of ideas to which philosophy is accustomed is substituted for another grouping, that of the eras of power or techno-political modes of production ...

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EconoFiction

MoneyLab2 – Overcoming the Hype

22 Jan , 2018  

MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization. Entering the 10th year of the global financial crisis, it still remains a difficult yet crucial task to distinguish old wine from its fancy new bottles. The MoneyLab network questions persistent beliefs, from Calvinist austerity, ...

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Documentation

Das Ideal des Kaputten. Über neapolitanische Technik

5 Jan , 2018  

Technische Vorrichtungen sind in Neapel grundsätzlich kaputt: nur ausnahmsweise und dank eines befremdlichen Zufalls kommt auch Intaktes vor. Mit der Zeit gewinnt man den Eindruck, daß alles schon in kaputtem Zustand hergestellt wird. Wir sprechen hier nicht von den Türklinken etwa, welche in Neapel noch zu den mythischen Wesen zählen ...

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Mashines

Algorhythmic Horizion

17 Okt , 2017  

Previously published in Migrant 2 (Wired Capital), 48–57. Printed in late May 2017. With links and pictures added in October 2017.

taken from here

A small remark in the third volume of Marx’s Capital (1894) edited by his friend Engels, usually overlooked, says that telegraph wires, together with steamboat lines ...

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Mashines

Luxury & Paranoia. Access & Exclusion On Capital and Public

16 Okt , 2017  

republished from INC. We get into an Uber car, and the driver passes by the Kremlin walls, guided by GPS. At the end of the ride, the bill turns out to be three times as expensive than usual. What is the matter? We check the route, and the screen shows ...

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GenericScience

Digital Neuroland

12 Okt , 2017  

Introduction
by Rizosfera
Tony D. Sampson is reader in digital media culture and communication based in East London, and deals  with philosophy, digital culture and new media. His  work focuses on an unconventional intersection where political analysis meets the theoretical aspects of digital media and social behaviour, shaping the world
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EconoFiction

Economic Fluctuations, Cyclical Regularities and Technological Change: The U.S. Food Sector (1958–2006)

29 Sep , 2017  

Theofanis Papageorgiou, Panayotis Michaelides and John Milios
Abstract
Despite the fact that the U.S. food sector is a key component of U.S. manufacturing, it has attracted limited attention in the literature, so far. Infact, the recent food crisis shed somelight on different aspects of the food sector, its products and
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Biopolitics, Necropolitics

The Future of Decision: Governance, Algorithms, and Cognitive Bias

14 Sep , 2017  

Berardi makes a valid point in his critique of Srnicek and Williams Inventing the Future:

“Srnicek and Williams suggest that we should ‘demand full automation, demand universal basic income, demand reduction of the work week’. But they do not explain who the recipient is of these demands. Is there any ...

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Mashines

Hans-Dieter Bahr und der Umgang mit Maschinen

6 Sep , 2017  

Im Zuge der industriellen Nutzung der Elektrizität, des Entstehens neuer Nachrichten- und Verkehrstechniken und -wege (inklusive ihrer teilweisen Verstaatlichung) beginnt gegen Ende des 19.Jahrhunderts der schleichende Prozess der Auflösung der klassischen Maschinerie des Industriezeitalters oder zumindest deren Integration in neue Zusammenhänge. Es findet eine Erweiterung der Verkehrs- und Transportwege aufgrund ...

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Lexicon, Mashines

The Concept of a ‘First Technology’

5 Sep , 2017  

Laruelle, François. “Le concept d’une ‘technologie première’” in Gilbert Simondon: une pensée de l’individituation et la technique. Paris: Albin Michel, 1994. 206-219.

The Concept of a “First Technology”

François Laruelle

A “Unified Theory” of Technics and Technology

In order to define the object of which we speak and to ...

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PhiloFiction

The Transcendental Computer: A Non-Philosophical Utopia

28 Aug , 2017  

Translated by Taylor Adkins and Chris Eby

The unified theory of thought and computing [calcul][2], a unification in-the-last-identity, is a task facing every encyclopedic mind (Morin, Serres). It is also the theme of the transcendental computer (TC), of a machine that would have a transcendental relation to philosophy ...

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Mashines

Automation, Netzwerke und Plattformen (2)

17 Aug , 2017  

Entgegen einer in der Posthumanismus-Debatte weit verbreiteten Position sieht Becker das wirkliche Problem der Automation nicht in der Machtübernahme der Maschinen, sondern in der intensivierten, digitalisierten Kontrolle der Arbeitsprozesse durch das Management. Schon der Kybernetiker Oswald Wiener spricht hinsichtlich der kybernetischen Maschinensysteme von der Nutzanwendung des Menschen durch andere Menschen, ...

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EconoFiction

Schumpeter and Lederer on Growth, Technology, Credit and Business Cycles

10 Aug , 2017  

Panayotis G. Michaelides, John G. Milios and Angelos Vouldi
It is the purpose of the present paper to compare Emil Lederer and Joseph Schumpeter withrespect to their visions concerning the notions of economic growth, technology, credit and business cycles. Lederer, just like Schumpeter, used the distinction between statics and dynamics.
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EconoFiction, Mashines

Automation, Netzwerke und Plattformen (1)

5 Aug , 2017  

Folgt man einer linear konzipierten Genealogie der Technikgeschichte, so beginnt die erste Epoche der Industrialisierung mit der Dampfmaschine, welche von der Epoche der Elektrifizierung und Taylorisierung und diese wiederum von der dritten Epoche der digitalen Automation und der Einführung von Robotern abgelöst wird. Mit der Online-Vernetzung der Maschinen in Echtzeit ...

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