Tag Archives: Bateson

Into the Mystic: Capitalism and the Structuralization of Spirituality

In his fantastic book The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America, Paul N. Edwards forwards a quasi-literary reading of the way power and subjectivity operate in the age of the computer, focusing primarily on … Continue reading

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Excess, Machine, Culture: Three Plateaus on Noise Aesthetics

The following essay was originally intended for publication, but I find it to be a bit too unwieldy, and not fully articulated in the sense of coming-together that I would have hoped. I’m posting it here, however, as a sort … Continue reading

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The Swarmachine: A Historical Puzzle (Part 1)

The Colors of Revolution As the Cold War came to an end, undoing the critical strategic worldwide gridlock fueled by the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union, globalization took off, accelerating the flows of capital, technology, and … Continue reading

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Mold/Modulation, Analog/Digital (A Handful of Deleuze Quotes)

  Postscript on the Societies of Control (1992) The different internments of spaces of enclosure through which the individual passes are independent variables: each time one us supposed to start from zero, and although a common language for all these … Continue reading

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Nomad Culture

Gilles Deleuze: Faced with the decoding of our societies, the leaking away of our codes, Nietzsche is the one who does not endeavor to recode. He says: things still haven’t gone far enough, you are just children yet (“the equalizing … Continue reading

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Radical Therapeutics: Family Therapy and the Politics of Chance

“Perhaps the domain of family therapy was postmodern before its time, eschewing a vision of progress toward a progressively revealed ‘truth’ for one in which the coexistence of multiple voices allows us to contribute to the richness of our unique … Continue reading

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The Ghost in the Machine

In 1991, Jean Baudrillard was joined by radical economist Marc Guillaume for series of seminars dedicated to the topic of “the Other.” Like many of their cohorts emerging from the continental tradition, particularly those associate with Italy’s Autonomia, they foresaw … Continue reading

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