Author Archives: edmundberger

field notes

1. “…the universal comes at the end – the body without organs and desiring-production – under the conditions determined by an apparently victorious capitalism.” (AO, 139) It is capitalism that haunts all previous social formations, all orders that compose the … Continue reading

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Killing Art

X. Now art is living only through its own commemoration. It has become a closed system, art for art’s sake, from which nothing comes out any more. Yet art is a confrontation of man with the illusion of the world, … Continue reading

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Unconditional Acceleration and the Question of Praxis: Some Preliminary Thoughts

One of the major points of contention concerning unconditional accelerationism (henceforth U/ACC) is a perceived slight or rejection of any ‘positive’ form of political activity or organizing. The complaint can be summed up with the single phrase “U/ACC lacks praxis”. … Continue reading

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Obsolete Capitalism: Marx, Money, and Capital

http://obsoletecapitalism.blogspot.it/2016/12/out-now-marx-money-and-capital-in.html The boundaries of Marxist orthodoxy and its refusal to measure itself with any other perspective or analysis had imposed a shortsighted view of reality. Such awareness was deep and, I believe, it caused great concern among those who took … Continue reading

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Closures: A Non-Linear Sketch of the Bunker State

0. A “closed world” is a radically bounded scene of conflict, an inescapably self-referential space where every thought, word, and action is ultimately directed back toward a central struggle. It is a world radically divided against itself. Turned inexorably inward, … Continue reading

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Uncertain Futures

My book Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present will be coming out from Zero Books on February 22nd. To sum it up briefly, the book emerged last winter from a series of notes to myself while … Continue reading

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Deleuze and Guattari: New Earth, New People

Deleuze and Guattari not only describe refrains a small rhythms that one carries within themselves while moving through chaos – they littered their joint works with small refrains that return again and again, also bundled up with certain key concepts … Continue reading

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