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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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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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Broken Circuits

Maybe speech and communication have been corrupted. They’re thoroughly per​meated by money—and not by accident but by their very nature. We’ve got to hijack speech. Creating has always been something dif​ferent from communicating. The key thing may be to create vacuoles of noncommunication, … Continue reading

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Global Networked Labour Union invites organizers and networkers to mesh-up for the worldwide transition

Originally posted on Social Network Unionism:
GNUnion invites everybody to network and organize at the same time, in order to stitch a mass mesh network between their like-minded peers, linking them and their network bases to each other strategically. We…

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Swarm Intermezzo: Meditations on the Ether

  1.        When we perceive the movement of the swarm, what is being witnessed is a certain diagram of action derived from the organizational properties of the distributed network. At this level, we take the shifts and … 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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“The sage speaks of what he sees”: War Games and the New Spirit of Capitalism

Technological Ideologues “At the end of the twentieth century, the long predicted convergence of the media, computing and telecommunications into hypermedia is finally happening,” wrote Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron in 1995. “Once again, capitalism’s relentless drive to diversify and … Continue reading

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