Galloway’s “Control Matrix”

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As a continuation of my previous post, I would like to replicate Alexander Galloway’s “Control Matrix” (Protocol, pgs. 114-115), which he uses to point towards a future (anti-?)politics of irrationality, silence, and hypertrophy.

Part 1

Era
Machine
Energy mode
Disciplinary mode
Control diagram
Virtue
Feudal/early modern
Pendula, levers, pulleys
Slave, vassal
Tithe, feudal, tribute
Violence
Loyalty, allegiance, secrecy
modern
Oil, steam, nuclear
Wage labor
Efficiency
Bureaucracy
Presence, centralization, efficiency
Postmodern, Empire
Computers
Immaterial labor, information
Debugging
Protocol
Fidelity, pattern, algorithm
The future
Bioinformatics
Life
Therapy
Physics
Openness

Part 2

Era
Active threat (resistance)
Passive threat (delinquency)
Political mode
Stratagem
Personal crisis
Feudal/early modern
Armed revolt, sedition
Betrayal, blasphemy
Revolution
Land
Abandonment
Modern
Sabotage, treason
Red tape, entropy
Disruption
Territory, deterrence
Pain, emptiness
Postmodern, Empire
Mutation, terrorism
Randomness, noise
Disturbance
Security, containment
Terror
The Future
Irrationality
Silence, nonexistence, irresponsiveness
Hypertrophy
Peace
Contagion, eruption
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