Brewster Khale: Internet and Impermanence

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@fuchschristian on Hardt & Negri’s Assembly


“Many critical theorists will be able to agree that capitalism is a dialectical unity of a diversity of dimensions and forms of capitalism that develop over time so that new aspects emerge, the relevance of certain aspects shifts, etc. (see Fuchs 2014, chapter 5). My view is that in order to decide which dimension is dominant at a specific point of time, we not just require theory and philosophy, but also need to empirically study various aspects of capitalism, which requires analysing primary and secondary data and applying Marx’s theory empirically.”
http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/931/1069
http://fuchs.uti.at
hear from Hardt here: http://novaramedia.com/2017/10/14/michael-hardt-assembly/

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From Techno-hypnosis to Orgies of Activism

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CIA’s History in the American Academe

PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR

The peg is former (and now prosecuted) Penn State president Graham Spanier’s robust efforts to open up top universities to the intelligence service. The story also offers a brief, if hopefully well known, history of the relation between the CIA and American universities since the 1950s.

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Investigating Infrastructures Forum at Society and Space open site

PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR

Some really interesting pieces. Below are the links to individual pieces and this is from the introduction by Deborah Cowen:

In the sample of work below, you will find creative engagement with infrastructure in its seemingly banal and innocuous forms, like the jersey barrier, or the airport washroom. Some authors focus instead on the affective, intimate, and aspirational dimensions of infrastructure in engagements with im/mobility and undocumented youth, Palestinian homes, and anti-colonial artistic practice. One author challenges popular and professional conceptions of transit efficiency by engaging infrastructure from their perspective and experience of dis-ability. A number of pieces address questions of force and violence through engagements with the infrastructures of petroleum extraction, the construction of national borders, colonial scientific observatories, and the internment of racialized peoples. Together, the essays examine infrastructure in the making and begin to rethink how intimacy, law, family, territory, able bodiedness, and race produce and require…

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Mapping Cyberspace (free book download)

Progressive Geographies

9780415198844Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin’s 2001 book Mapping Cyberspace is now available as a free download. There is also a website about the book here.

Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book:

* provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there

* explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations

* charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces

* details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society

* has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com.

This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.

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Treatise on the Nomadology: Axioms, Propositions, and Problems

DI Research Zone 22

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Axiom I
: The war machine is exterior to the State apparatus.
Proposition I: This exteriority is first attested to in mythology, epic, drama, and games.
Problem I: Is there a way of warding off the formation of a State apparatus (or its equivalents in a group).
Proposition II: The exteriority of the war machine is also attested to by ethnology (a tribute to the memory of Pierre Clastres).
Proposition III: The exteriority of the war machine is also attested to by epistemology, which intimates the existence and perpetuation of a “nomad” or “minor science”.
Problem II: Is there a way to extricate thought from a State model?
Proposition IV: The exteriority of the war machine is attested to, finally, by noology.

Axiom II: The war machine is the invention of the nomads (insofar as it is exterior to the state apparatus and…

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