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Into the Mystic: Capitalism and the Structuralization of Spirituality

In his fantastic book The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America, Paul N. Edwards forwards a quasi-literary reading of the way power and subjectivity operate in the age of the computer, focusing primarily on … 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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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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Speculations: Command and Control Ecologies

Political groupings and executive authorities appear to be totally incapable of understanding the full implications of these issues. Despite having recently initiated a partial realization of the most obvious dangers that threaten the natural environment of our societies, they are … Continue reading

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Sketches on Mutant Design (or, Situationism at the after party)

[This has been cross-posted with discussion over at Synthetic Zero] (worldmap: command and control) Beyond the Judgement of God. Meltdown: planetary china-syndrome, dissolution of the biosphere into the technosphere, terminal speculative bubble crisis, ultravirus, and revolution stripped of all christian-socialist … Continue reading

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Informatic Guerrilla Warfare

Guerrilla Warfare and Counterinsurgency Traditional guerrilla activity such as bombings, snipings, and kidnapping complete with printer manifestos seems like so many ecologically risky short change feedback devices compared with the real possibilities of portable video, maverick data banks, acid metaprogramming. … Continue reading

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