Tag Archives: Lyotard

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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Quotes from Lyotard: Nietzsche, Cage, and Capitalism

Here’s a couple of quotes, courtesy of Lyotard, on Nietzsche and capitalism; what he’s saying, it seems to me, poetically points directly to the complicated abyss forming the hollow core of postmodernism, a void that makes Control’s Spectacle and the … Continue reading

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The Two Marxs

What happens when the person assigned to the prosecution is as fascinated by the accused as he is scandalized by him. It comes about that the prosecutor sets himself to finding a hundred thousand good reasons to prolong the study … Continue reading

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Acceleration Now (or how we can stop fearing and learn to love chaos)

The story goes like this: Earth is captured by a technocapital singularity as renaissance rationalitization and oceanic navigation lock into commoditization take-off. Logistically accelerating techno-economic interactivity crumbles social order in auto-sophisticating machine runaway. As markets learn to manufacture intelligence, politics … Continue reading

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