Monthly Archives: November 2014

Text fragment from a work in progress

In the face of the structuralization of things through evolving modelization, we must speak, as Guattari once did, of metamodels, interactive designs and representations of present, everyday systems that do not seek to control, but to unleash collective powers, human … Continue reading

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Proposals for S_Z study group?

Originally posted on synthetic zerØ:
Last week Arran James proposed a reading group involving people interested in anarchism and speculative theory. I like the idea of asking activists and other politically inclined para-academics to spend some time checking worldviews against…

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Speculative Anarchism

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Conversation with Benjamin H. Bratton and Metahaven–The Black Stack

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The Poet and the Assassin: Control and Cosmos in “A Thousand Plateaus”

The two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia have been read many ways: a critique of psychoanalysis, an exercise in nomadic thought, a foreshadow of chaos theory and the sciences of complexity, holistic texts packed with hermetic encoding. Anti-Oedipus in particular … Continue reading

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The Conditions of Post-Postmodernity

Note: In each triad, the first figure represents modernism, the second figure postmodernism, and the third the woefully tacky-sounding post-postmodernism. It should be noted that just as postmodernism emerged from within modernism while also against it, maintaining a balance between … Continue reading

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An Information Guerrilla Reader

To continue the thread began in The Posthuman and the Information Guerrilla and followed in Informatic Guerrilla Warfare, the DIU presents “An Information Guerrilla Reader”, a somewhat haphazard text-dump that will elucidate some aspects of what this figure could look like, while … Continue reading

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Ironic Accelerationism

From the weird worlds of the forgotten 90s and early 2000s avant-politico subcultures: Decadent Action are a High Street anarchist-guerrilla organisation whose main aim is to destroy the capitalist system by a leisurely campaign of good living and overspending. We … Continue reading

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Technocapitalism: Creativity, Governance, and Neo-Imperialism

Originally posted on The Dark Fantastic: Literature, Philosophy, and Digital Arts:
The story goes like this: Earth is captured by a technocapital singularity as renaissance rationalization and oceanic navigation lock into commoditization take-off. Logistically accelerating techno-economic interactivity crumbles social order…

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