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BLACK BOX EAST: How socialist cybernetics helped the GDR unlearn Marxism-Leninism

When the Academy of Marxist-Leninist Organizational Science (AMLO) was founded in Berlin-Wuhlheide in 1969, no one could have imagined that the cybernetization of the GDR would instigate a series of reforms within the socialist brother states worldwide. AMLO was an exemplary …

BLACK BOX EAST: How socialist cybernetics helped the GDR unlearn Marxism-Leninism

AI Capitalism’s Hidden Labor: How to Work for Big Tech for Less than Minimum Wage

I found the job through an online job board. I have a disability, so was looking for contracts for working from home, with flexible but full time hours. The job advertised was transcription, and as I was already transcribing in …

AI Capitalism’s Hidden Labor: How to Work for Big Tech for Less than Minimum Wage

A Review of Carey King’s ‘The Economic Superorganism’

King, C. W. (2020). The Economic Superorganism: Beyond the Competing Narratives on Energy, Growth, and Policy. Springer Nature. If you are interested in the megatrends of the 21st century, then Carey King’s new book The Economic Superorganism should be on your reading list. …

A Review of Carey King’s ‘The Economic Superorganism’

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

If one follows the theory of technical objects as developed by the French theorist Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012), and subsequently Frédéric Neyrat’s statements in the anthology The Technological Condition (Hörl 2011), it is necessary for today’s hyper-technicalised societies to fundamentally …

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

A reflection on Giorgio Agamben’s work, The Highest Poverty, or on the “way of poverty” against the “way of wealth or enrichment

The Poor Way We will pay tribute to the great Italian thinker Giorgio Agamben, the anti-Badiou par excellence.And we will, in particular, try to illustrate one of the last books of the Homo Sacer series:The Highest Poverty: Monastic Rules and …

A reflection on Giorgio Agamben’s work, The Highest Poverty, or on the “way of poverty” against the “way of wealth or enrichment

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