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Technics in the Rear-view Mirror

[Text fragment from a work in progress] It is by no accident that the theme of the “Eternal Network” emerged in the ferment of the 1960s and the dawning of the 1970s. It was precisely in this time that the … Continue reading

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Spectacled Dissent

At least we can sleep sound at night knowing that as much as things change, unsubtle media bias never will… Protests in New York and Missouri have died down, but angry crowds in one California city famous for activism spent … Continue reading

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The Conditions of Post-Postmodernity

Note: In each triad, the first figure represents modernism, the second figure postmodernism, and the third the woefully tacky-sounding post-postmodernism. It should be noted that just as postmodernism emerged from within modernism while also against it, maintaining a balance between … Continue reading

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Geert Lovink on Bifo, Dark Media, and Resistance

Geert Lovink recently gave a speech on Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s phd thesis, which is being published by Semiotex(e) sometime next year. In the meantime, Lovink muses on Bifo’s relationship to Deleuze (particularly the “Dark Deleuze” formulated over at AnarchistWithoutContent), the … 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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Excess, Machine, Culture: Three Plateaus on Noise Aesthetics

The following essay was originally intended for publication, but I find it to be a bit too unwieldy, and not fully articulated in the sense of coming-together that I would have hoped. I’m posting it here, however, as a sort … Continue reading

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Communique from the Committee for the Liberation of Autonomous Amusement: on the media

 “Representations have become more powerful than the material reality itself.”i When we make representations, we never accurately reach that which is being represented. There is a gulf between the object and the subject, and this gulf extends even to these … Continue reading

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