Tag Archives: information technology

Labor, Automation, and Refusal

Marxism has, and had for a quite a long time, a problem with the question of work. This is not to say that Marxism can be confused with the insistence of its antagonist, capitalism, over the relations of labor and … Continue reading

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The Uses and Abuses of Global Civil Society

Yesterday dmf linked an article here titled “Internet privacy, funded by spooks”, which advances the argument that through a series of intermediary organizations, federal money has been subsidizing the creation of whistleblower technologies and privacy tools like Tor and Open … Continue reading

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Cybernetic Gaia: On Lovelock and Latour

[The following is extracted from Niklas Schrape’s “Gaia’s Game”, found in Afterlives of Systems] There exists a curious tension between Latour’s reading of the Gaia hypothesis and Lovelock’s own wording that makes one wonder if they are actually writing about the … Continue reading

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The Anthropocene and the End of Postmodernism

In his 1979 book The Postmodern Condition, Jean Francois Lyotard famously described the coming age of postmodernism as a the dissolution of grand narratives, that is, overarching schemes or horizons of thought that move the unifies social forces. “…it is … Continue reading

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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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An Information Guerrilla Reader

To continue the thread began in The Posthuman and the Information Guerrilla and followed in Informatic Guerrilla Warfare, the DIU presents “An Information Guerrilla Reader”, a somewhat haphazard text-dump that will elucidate some aspects of what this figure could look like, while … Continue reading

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The Revolution in Military Affairs: A Partial Timeline (+links)

“A Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is a major change in the nature of warfare brought about by the innovative application of new technologies which, combined with dramatic changes in military doctrine and operational and organisational concepts, fundamentally alters the … Continue reading

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