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Altermodernity and Modes of Knowledge

Modernity: Capitalist and Socialist When we speak of a multi-scaled, meshworked subject such as the Marxist proletariat or the post-Autonomist’s “multitude”, we instantly confront ourselves with a host of problems. The first of these is the distribution of these agents … Continue reading

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Learning the Future: Bogdanov, Neurath, and Scientific Socialism

Socialism has had a sort of poor track record as of late when it comes to science and technology. From Stalin’s violent repression of Mendelian genetics (and privileging of the pseudo-science of Trofim Lysenko) to the modern contemporary contingencies of … 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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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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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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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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Galloway’s “Control Matrix”

As a continuation of my previous post, I would like to replicate Alexander Galloway’s “Control Matrix” (Protocol, pgs. 114-115), which he uses to point towards a future (anti-?)politics of irrationality, silence, and hypertrophy. Part 1 Era Machine Energy mode Disciplinary … Continue reading

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