Monthly Archives: November 2015

@HenryGiroux on dead zones of the imagination

“The discourse of possibility not only looks for productive solutions, it also is crucial in defending those public spheres in which civic values, public scholarship, and social engagement allow for a more imaginative grasp of a future that takes seriously … Continue reading

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Vibrant voids: how some places ignore you, and others trip you up

Originally posted on lukebennett13:
“The bunker is not a trace or shadow as it is present and also part of the foundation of an office building, and it does not haunt the landscape since, as a shelter, it was never…

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Ray Brassier Wandering Abstraction

“The issue of the realisation of function is crucial for clarifying the relation between conceptual and real abstraction. Communisation short-circuits conceptual abstraction and social abstraction in an insurrectionary praxis whose fixation on totality prevents it from formulating criteria for distinguishing … Continue reading

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Mark Fisher Nubureaucracy & Capitalist Realism

http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/archive/audio/2010_02_12/2010_02_12_MarkFisher_NubureaucracyAndCapitalistRealism.mp3 “Neoliberalism presents itself as the enemy of bureaucracy, the destroyer of the nanny state and the eliminator of red tape. Mark Fisher’s Capitalist Realism (Zer0 books, 2009) argues that, contrary to this widely accepted story, bureaucracy has proliferated under … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Age of Strong Simulation

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The Ontological Politics of Cybernetics

Originally posted on synthetic zero:
“This talk aims to map out an important but little known branch of cybernetics as it developed in Britain from the 1940s to the present. Examples are drawn from the work of leading cyberneticians including…

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Bernard Stiegler Philosophy of Automata & Automaticity

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