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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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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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Diving Into the Beach Beneath the Streets

Bradley Garrett has posed a radicalization of the (already radical) practice of ‘urban exploration’ – the opening up and diving into the places of the city that are normally excluded from the terrain of our everyday life. For Garrett, urban … Continue reading

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Anti-Oedipus and Orgone

In Anti-Oedipus, Deleuze and Guattari acknowledge that both the post-Freudian psychologist Wilhelm Reich and the Frankfurt School theorist Herbert Marcuse acted as forerunners of their own particular brand of libidinal politics. Reich, in a series of books including The Mass … Continue reading

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Notes on Empire as an Environment

Institutional Structure of Empire Empire is the transnational capitalist state; the embodiment of the capital flows that move across the smooth surfaces of the globe, the elite figures whose class cannot truly be locked into a national framework, the subordination … Continue reading

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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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