Tag Archives: Situationism

The Decline and Fall: Personal Reflections on Post-Left Anarchism, Occupy, and the Future of the Left

Derick Varn of Symptomatic Commentary has an interesting and brief post that asks the question “what happened to post-left anarchism?” It’s an interesting thing to pose – post-left anarchism (from henceforth “PLA”) emerged during the 1990s as a loose tendency … 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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The Poet and the Assassin: Control and Cosmos in “A Thousand Plateaus”

The two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia have been read many ways: a critique of psychoanalysis, an exercise in nomadic thought, a foreshadow of chaos theory and the sciences of complexity, holistic texts packed with hermetic encoding. Anti-Oedipus in particular … 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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The Imagined Architecture: Three Quotes

De Chirico remains one of the most remarkable architectural precursors. He was grappling with the problems of absences and presences in time and space. We know that an object that is not consciously noticed at the time of a first … 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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