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Movement, Counter-paradigm chart (incomplete)

  Movement Years Reacting to Counter-paradigm Characteristics Wartime/post-war liberalism mid-1930s-late 1950s “Authoritarian Personality” “Democratic Personality” Multiculturalism, openness, participation Post-war avant-garde 1942-1960 Liberal corporatism Active experience Spontaneity, participation, self-organization, Eastern philosophy New Left 1960-1972 Liberalism corporatism, Marxist-Leninism Authentic experience Direct democracy, … 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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Propositions of Diaspora

1. Empire is an environment that encircles the globe. It exists above and within the multitude; it finds its expression in the formal governmental apparatuses (the nation-states), and the informal governmental apparatuses (the corporations and their technocratic vanguards), and beyond … Continue reading

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Art Under Capital (Part II): Aesthetics Beyond Capital

At the same seminar where Antonio Negri laid out his historical materialist analysis of art and its relationship to the capitalist modes of production, fellow Autonomist Bifo took to the podium with a very different take on the matters. Art, … Continue reading

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Art Under Capital (Part I of II)

…Capitalism grants art a perpetual privileged concession: that of pure creative activity – an isolated creativity which serves as an alibi for the alienation of all other activities (and which thus also makes it the most expensive and prestigious status … Continue reading

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Baudrillard’s Art Conspiracy

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading about the role of art in both opposition and in compatibility with contemporary forms of economics and control (transnational post-Fordism), and I came across this article by Sylvere Lotringer about Jean … Continue reading

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Acceleration Now (or how we can stop fearing and learn to love chaos)

The story goes like this: Earth is captured by a technocapital singularity as renaissance rationalitization and oceanic navigation lock into commoditization take-off. Logistically accelerating techno-economic interactivity crumbles social order in auto-sophisticating machine runaway. As markets learn to manufacture intelligence, politics … Continue reading

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