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Sketches on Mutant Design (or, Situationism at the after party)

[This has been cross-posted with discussion over at Synthetic Zero] (worldmap: command and control) Beyond the Judgement of God. Meltdown: planetary china-syndrome, dissolution of the biosphere into the technosphere, terminal speculative bubble crisis, ultravirus, and revolution stripped of all christian-socialist … Continue reading

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The Imagined Architecture: Three Quotes

De Chirico remains one of the most remarkable architectural precursors. He was grappling with the problems of absences and presences in time and space. We know that an object that is not consciously noticed at the time of a first … Continue reading

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Communique from the Committee for the Liberation of Autonomous Amusement: on the foreclosure of possibility in everyday life

 We were taught that the map is not the territory, and how the way we perceive the world does not necessarily reflect the way the world truly is. Nobody taught us that not only is there a discrepancy between the … Continue reading

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mechanics of discipline

Foucault, genealogist of power, unearthing discipline’s roots. What is discipline? It is the act of making the body itself docile: making it productive, using it to produce profit for moneyed exploitation. How does discipline go about making bodies docile? distributing … Continue reading

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What silent desert are the two Situationist cowboys crossing? It brings to mind Baudrillard’s now-famous description of the essence of our time:v”the desert of the real” (and for good reason, too – Baudrillard himself exists in the Situationist current, stretching … Continue reading

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