Blue Ruin: Totality & Acceleration McKenzie Wark

“Who could have guessed that when the flood came it would come in slow motion, over forty decades rather than forty nights? As the polar ice sheets unravel and plunge into the waters, those who have so mismanaged the fate of all things cling to their private arks. The animals, one by one, will be saved, if at all, as gene sequences. What confronts us now, in our still cozy worlds, are spectacles of disintegration. There’s probably not much one can do to prepare American culture or polity to deal, not with its future, but with the very texture of the present. It wants to hide under the covers. As the philosopher Theodor Adorno might put it: let’s not let the power of others, or our own powerlessness, stupefy us. We can prepare the space of education, and joyfully, by inventing new practices where aesthetics and technics meet. That’s the kind of practice there may be call for soon enough.” rest @ http://rhizome.org/editorial/2014/mar/10/blue-ruin-totality-and-acceleration/

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