Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dark Discourses and Ghostly Media

Steve Hickman has written an excellent reply to my “Meditations on the Ether,” so in depth and straight to the point that I feel that its best to respond in post-form, not simply in the comments section. Quote: “What this … Continue reading

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Diagramming Empire’s Regulators

As a supplement to the previous post, I’ve put a chart over in the downloads section that diagrams some of the aspects of Bomb, Money, and Ether from multiple perspectives (network form, social organization, logics of operation, key dates, etc.)

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Swarm Intermezzo: Meditations on the Ether

  1.        When we perceive the movement of the swarm, what is being witnessed is a certain diagram of action derived from the organizational properties of the distributed network. At this level, we take the shifts and … Continue reading

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Mapping the Neoliberal Empire

Writing of the early movements of the neoliberal thought collective, Steven Craig Hickman tells us that they realized if neoliberalism was to ever have an impact beyond the intellectual sphere they’d need plenty of funding so several special-purpose foundations for … Continue reading

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Movement, Counter-paradigm chart (incomplete)

  Movement Years Reacting to Counter-paradigm Characteristics Wartime/post-war liberalism mid-1930s-late 1950s “Authoritarian Personality” “Democratic Personality” Multiculturalism, openness, participation Post-war avant-garde 1942-1960 Liberal corporatism Active experience Spontaneity, participation, self-organization, Eastern philosophy New Left 1960-1972 Liberalism corporatism, Marxist-Leninism Authentic experience Direct democracy, … Continue reading

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Philip Mirowski: Neoliberalism and the Crisis of Democracy

Originally posted on southern nights:
How can people dismayed at the unexpected fortification of the Neoliberal Ascendancy feel less stupid? What would a useful intellectual history of the crisis and its aftermath look like? – Philip Mirowski, Never Let a…

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The Swarmachine: A Historical Puzzle (Part 1)

The Colors of Revolution As the Cold War came to an end, undoing the critical strategic worldwide gridlock fueled by the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union, globalization took off, accelerating the flows of capital, technology, and … Continue reading

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