Tag Archives: Empire

Glimpses of the Future: Personal Reflections on Accelerationist Politics

(In which I continue to lecture myself, in continuation of my previous post) I came into contact with Accelerationism shortly after Occupy the way I imagine many people did – through the writings of former CCRUnaut Mark Fisher, primarily through … Continue reading

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The Posthuman and the Information Guerrilla

The Posthuman Steve Hickman has a great new post up over at Dark Ecologies, musing on the inevitable transition taking place around us, a fractal mutation at the center of the question of what it means to be human in … 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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Exiting Speed Culture: Tiqqun Against Cybernetic Acceleration

From The Cybernetic Hypothesis: Violence is the first rule of the game of encounters. And it polarizes the various wanderings of desire that Lyotard invokes the sovereign freedom of in his book Libidinal Economy. But because he refuses to admit that … Continue reading

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Cut it Up and Start Again: Dub Soundscapes and Aesthetic Solidarity

    The boy did a handstand in the surf, laughing. He walked on his hands, then flipped out of the water. His eyes were Riveria’s, but there was no malice there. “To call up a demon you must learn … 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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