Monthly Archives: November 2016

Žižek’s “nicely alienated state”

never sure if he is serious in his proposals (such as they are) or if he is just satisfied making (scoring?) points, but either way I think we can leave these Hegelians to spinning their speculative fictions and get back … Continue reading

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So if you think we live in a modern world

Originally posted on AbsurdBeats:
I’ve mentioned before my attempt to grasp modern ideologies, an attempt since grown into a project I’m calling Modernity’s Ideologies. Here, in maximally-minimalist form, is my sketch of the argument: Terri Peterson ©2016. Do not quote…

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Looking Forwards, Looking Backwards: Anarchism After Trump

Us left anarchists have fucked some things up – but we’ve also been granted an opportunity to critically reflect on some of those failures. As all aware, Donald Trump is now the president-elect, following a long (and ultimately absurdist) campaign … Continue reading

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Crowdwork: Your job is about to get ‘taskified’

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0110-digital-turk-work-20160110-story.html via http://jdeanicite.typepad.com/i_cite/2016/11/crowdwork.html “”This online piecework, or “crowdwork,” represents a radical shift in how we define employment itself The individuals performing this work are of course not traditional employees, but neither are they freelancers. They are, instead, “users” or “customers” … Continue reading

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Reality Chunking: Review of DeLanda’s Philosophy and Simulation

Originally posted on enemyindustry:
Originally, written at the request of Deleuze Studies, who seem to have forgotten they asked somewhere along the way. Not to worry, it’s a great opportunity to show off this photo of a magnificent cumulonimbus (Thanks, by…

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Overheating: The Anthropology of Accelerated Change

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Benjamin Noys: Futures of Accelerationism

“The debate about accelerationism has been violent and vituperative. Here I want to consider the battle over the notion of the future. Accelerationism, in its various forms, has often claimed a monopoly on the future. The argument is that only … Continue reading

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