Tag Archives: post-Fordism

How does Schizoanalysis Work? or, “how do you make a class operate like a work of art”

“So what is schizo-analysis?” When Lacan finally poses the question, as recounted in The Anti-Oedipus Papers, Guattari doesn’t tell us what his reply, his explanation, is. Instead, there is only the focus on the despotic master of psychology, and Guattari’s … Continue reading

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Life in the Shadow of Protocol

I’ve been reading Alexander Galloway’s excellent Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization, which explores what he terms the “protocological” apparatuses of control, or the invisible mechanisms of power that hide behind the horizontally organized distributed networks that define the workings … Continue reading

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The Ghost in the Machine

In 1991, Jean Baudrillard was joined by radical economist Marc Guillaume for series of seminars dedicated to the topic of “the Other.” Like many of their cohorts emerging from the continental tradition, particularly those associate with Italy’s Autonomia, they foresaw … Continue reading

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A Counter-History of the California Ideology

From California, Wired magazine has achieved global notoriety through its claims that the Net will create the sort of free market capitalism until now only found in neo-classical economics text books. Everyone will be able to buy and sell in … Continue reading

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Urban Drifting, part 1: The Controlled City

When the Europeans landed on the shores of far-off lands, traversing the geographies of the Other, they brought with them what the perceived to be the light of civilization. This was the light of the Enlightenment – creative, mutable forces … Continue reading

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