Monthly Archives: March 2015

Engineering Technoculture in the 1960s

From Matthew Wisnioski’s Engineers for Change: Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America: [James D. Horgan] argued that technology and culture shaped each other reciprocally and that human values were an essential consideration in any technical problem. Selecting goals after reflective interrogation … Continue reading

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The Chinese Logistical Sublime and Its Wasted Remains

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
Sent from Taipei, the last post in a container ship ethnography. The entire series can be viewed here. “We cannot think of a time that is oceanless Or of an ocean not littered with wastage” –…

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Glimpses of the Future: Personal Reflections on Accelerationist Politics

(In which I continue to lecture myself, in continuation of my previous post) I came into contact with Accelerationism shortly after Occupy the way I imagine many people did – through the writings of former CCRUnaut Mark Fisher, primarily through … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall: Personal Reflections on Post-Left Anarchism, Occupy, and the Future of the Left

Derick Varn of Symptomatic Commentary has an interesting and brief post that asks the question “what happened to post-left anarchism?” It’s an interesting thing to pose – post-left anarchism (from henceforth “PLA”) emerged during the 1990s as a loose tendency … Continue reading

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Post-Capitalism Will Be Post-Industrial

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
[Text of a short talk presented at Socialism and Deindustrialisation event put on by Spring. See Michael Roberts’ write-up of his talk here.] “In fact, the realm of freedom actually begins only where labour which is…

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[Re]Build: A Call for Contributors and Participants

Shock and austerity. Stock market instability. Stagnant wages and the decline of purchasing power. War. Climate change. Despite these multiplying crises, capitalism retains an essential tool that allows it to perpetuate itself on a global level despite its internal contradictions: … Continue reading

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All That Is Solid Melts: Comments on McKenzie Wark’s Politics for the Anthropocene (Part 1 of 2)

Originally posted on synthetic zero:
A: Proletkult Can we be infrapunks, builders of tiny bits of a structure of another life?[1] I. Living in Shadows Last month I made the trip from Louisville to Frankfort, Kentucky’s state capitol, to attend…

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