Monthly Archives: December 2016

sorry we’re closed -dan perjovschi

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Adam Curtis: The Desperate Edge of Now

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/29/trump-brexit-society-complex-people-populists? also http://podtail.com/podcast/little-atoms/adam-curtis-serious-issues/

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An island of reason in the cyberstream – on the life and thought of Joseph Weizenbaum

Originally posted on LibrarianShipwreck:
The juxtaposition between the potential of technology and its actual manifestation can be rather jarring. Tools that promise to make tasks easier are used to automate people out of their jobs, devices that trumpet their power…

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Sinofuturism (1839 – 2046 AD)

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Luciana Parisi on CCRU & entering the instrument

The CCRU was really a moment, a place where one wanted to think of machines and through the medium. So it was very much about understanding the form of the medium, its structure and cold constitution. It was very much … Continue reading

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Avital Ronell : The Test Drive

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Brian Holmes’ Post-Fordisms and Culture

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mechanized commercial container terminal Hong Kong

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‘The system of systems’ is a military term that embraces the doctrine of ‘total interoperability’ and ‘full spectrum dominance’, whereby warfare becomes ‘a permanent boundless exercise … against a wide range of non-state adversaries’

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n05/frances-stonorsaunders/where-on-earth-are-you

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The Agonistics of Life in the Age of Cyber-biopower: Foucault, Negri & Hardt on Biopolitcs & Intellectual Property Disputes

At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production or– this merely expresses the same thing in legal terms – with the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto. From … Continue reading

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