Tag Archives: discipline

Boredom/Anxiety/Time/Scales

Here the delirium of the recline of western civilization is experienced as both the ecstasy of crash culture and the catastrophe of our burn-out in digital culture.i Arran James has put up an in-depth and fascinating post over at Synthetic … Continue reading

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Sound Hacking: Further Reflections on Noise and Noncommunication

We have become so accustomed to violence through entertainment that transgression itself has become merely another capitalist performance. How then do we elevate art, how can it be a reaction to the Other instead of its medium? How must we … Continue reading

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Metropolis, Media, Mechanosphere

  I. In 2007, a group of some two-hundred entrepreneurs representing technological start-ups descended on Seattle for “a wine and cheese party” organized by Amazon and Madrona Venture Group, an early investor in the tech corporations like the aforementioned digital … Continue reading

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Dark Discourses and Ghostly Media

Steve Hickman has written an excellent reply to my “Meditations on the Ether,” so in depth and straight to the point that I feel that its best to respond in post-form, not simply in the comments section. Quote: “What this … Continue reading

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Diagramming Empire’s Regulators

As a supplement to the previous post, I’ve put a chart over in the downloads section that diagrams some of the aspects of Bomb, Money, and Ether from multiple perspectives (network form, social organization, logics of operation, key dates, etc.)

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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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Power, Knowledge, Self-Reference: Guattari’s Triad

“Machines,” wrote Gilles Deleuze in his examination of Foucault’s thought, “are always social before being technical. Or, rather, there is a human technology before which exists before a material technology.”i With this simple statement, the entirety of processes in development … Continue reading

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