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 also remaining in the territories of the vague. Enjoy!

Tristan Tzara “Dada Manifesto of 1918” (1918)

Norbert Wiener The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society (1950)

Guy Debord and Gil J. Wolman “A User’s Guide to Detournement” (1956)

William S. Burroughs “The Invisible Generation” (1962)

William S. Burroughs “The Cut-Up Method” (1963)

Stewart Home “Mail Art” 

Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)

Umberto Eco “Towards a Semiological Guerrilla Warfare” (1967)

William S. Burroughs “The Electronic Revolution” (1970)

Paul Ryan “Cybernetic Guerrilla Warfare” (1971)

Steve Wright Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomous Marxism 

Semiotext(e) Schizo-Culture (1978)

Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)

William Gibson Neuromancer (1984)

Hakim Bey T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism (1985)

Mark Downham “Videodrome: The Thing in Room 101” (1987)

Stewart Home “Neoist Manifestos” (1987)

Guy Debord “Comments on the Society of the Spectacle” (1988)

Gilles Deleuze and Antonio Negri “Control and Becoming” (1990)

Stewart Home “The Art Strike Papers” (1990-1993)

Felix Guattari “Remaking Social Practices” (1992)

Arthur Kroker and Michael Weinstein “Data Trash: The Theory of the Virtual Class” 

Nick Land and Sadie Plant “Cyberpositive”(1994)

Critical Art Ensemble “Nomadic Power and Cultural Resistance” (1994)

techNET “Noise and Politics – techNET mix” (1994)

The Luther Blissett Manifesto (19??)

Marco Deseriis “Lots of Money Because I am Many: The Luther Blissett Project and the Multiple-Use Name Strategy” (2010)

Association of Autonomous Astronauts (1995-2000)

Nick Land “Meltdown” (1996)

Mark Fisher and Robin MacKay “PomoPhobia” (1996)

Critical Art Ensemble “Slacker Luddites” (1996)

RAND Corporation “The Zapatista Social Netwar in Mexico” (1998)

Christoph Fringeli “Information War, Cyberwar, Netwar, Antiwar, Technowar” (1998)

Tiqqun “The Cybernetic Hypothesis” (2001)

Wu Ming “Myth-Making and Catastrophes” (2001)

A.F.R.I.K.A. Gruppe “Commnication Guerilla: Transversality in Everyday Life” (2002)

Brian Holmes “Unleashing the Collective Phantoms: Flexible Personality, Networked Resistance” (2002)

Jean Paul Martinon “Strategies of (In)visibility_numerous” (2005)

Alexander Galloway and Eugene Thacker The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (2007)

Stevphen Shukaitis Imaginal Machines: Autonomy and Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life (2009)

Simon O’Sullivan “The Missing Subject of Accelerationism” (2014)

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7 Responses to An Information Guerrilla Reader

  1. Cool, you’re using my McLuhan-scheme ;- ) Nice list.

    • edmundberger says:

      Thanks! Hope you don’t mind me using it… it seems like a perfect way to picture [one perspective] on the relationships between new – and newer – media technologies and the large sociocultural sphere, how it progresses and how it updates. As McKenzie Wark argues, the state of information technology today means that most things must be reapproached through the lens of media theory; it would seem, then, that McLuhan, among others, has very much to teach us at this moment. Of course, there are dissenting models and counter-models that allow us to pick it apart, or open it to new things – following Guattari, the point may be to create meta-models that sketch out the topology of our time with a particular eye towards escape routes…

      • Of course I don’t mind. I like it being used in this way. I use this scheme with my students and it works well in giving them another point of view on the effect and affect of technology and media.
        Interesting point of Guattari. Have to read more about that.

  2. dmfant says:

    Reblogged this on synthetic_zero.

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