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Capital Behaviors: The Subtle Art of Tyranny

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney in Surveillance Capitalism: Monopoly-Finance Capital, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age offer us a view onto the world of monopoly capitalism. The rise of…

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Subtraction Theory: The Future of Capitalism

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
Over on The Real Movement blog Jehu has a timely post that carefully evaluates the so-called post-capitalist notion as erroneous. He begins with the worn and obvious quote by Zizek ironizing the notion that…

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Infopocalypse: Capitalism, Information Glut, and Assemblages of Struggle

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
More and more, the shrewdest thinkers and artists are precocious archaeologists of these ruins-in-the-making, indignant or stoical diagnosticians of defeat, enigmatic choreographers of the complex spiritual movements useful for individual survival in…

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The Anthropocene: Platonov and the Tragedy of the Commons

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
One should keep one’s head down and not revel in life: our time is better and more serious than blissful enjoyment. Anyone who revels in it will certainly be caught and perish……

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The Capitalocene: – China Miéville and the Limits of Utopia

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
Each day we seem to do the same thing, repeat the same ill-founded gestures, tell ourselves it’ll get better, that the news can’t be that bad, that somewhere over the next horizon…

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Lee Braver on Philip K. Dick’s “Ubik” as Postmodern Gnosticism

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
By such a title I do not mean to imply that Dick or Braver for that matter are religious gnostics by any means, but rather that they affirm a positive-feedback loop of…

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Sacred Violence: The Hyperstitional Order of Capitalism

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
How do you think a form of capital that is already thinking you? …….– Matteo Pasquinelli There’s only really been one question, to be honest, that has guided everything I’ve been interested…

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The Neurocognitive Revolution: Triumph or Undoing?

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
Donald Donald in his Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition (1993) once argued the australopithecines were limited to concrete/episodic minds: bipedal creatures able to benefit from…

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Reza Negarestani: Prometheanism, Intelligence, Self-Determination

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Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
Decided to revisit Reza Negarestani’s two-part essay on e-flux concerning What is Philosophy? – here and here. Since his project implies a form of Left Prometheanism which I take to be –…

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D.I.O. Regeneration: Proving that we can Do It Ourselves

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Originally posted on sweets way resists:
As of last Thursday, Sweets Way Resists had succeeded in regenerating 1/142nd of the Sweets Way estate. We did so in just six days and for about £370, using a lot of volunteer labour…

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