Agonie des Realen

Aus dem Franzosischen ubersetzt von Lothar Kutzawa und Volker Schaefer

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783920986999

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 110

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Der Aufstand

Über Poesie und Finanzwirtschaft

Author: Franco Berardi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783957570925

Category:

Page: 187

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Marshall Plan Modernism

Italian Postwar Abstraction and the Beginnings of Autonomia

Author: Jaleh Mansoor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373688

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Focusing on artwork by Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, and Piero Manzoni, Jaleh Mansoor demonstrates and reveals how abstract painting, especially the monochrome, broke with fascist-associated futurism and functioned as an index of social transition in postwar Italy. Mansoor refuses to read the singularly striking formal and procedural violence of Fontana's slit canvasses, Burri's burnt and exploded plastics, and Manzoni's "achromes" as metaphors of traumatic memories of World War II. Rather, she locates the motivation for this violence in the history of the medium of painting and in the economic history of postwar Italy. Reconfiguring the relationship between politics and aesthetics, Mansoor illuminates how the monochrome's reemergence reflected Fontana, Burri, and Manzoni's aesthetic and political critique of the Marshall Plan's economic warfare and growing American hegemony. It also anticipated the struggles in Italy's factories, classrooms, and streets that gave rise to Autonomia in the 1960s. Marshall Plan Modernism refigures our understanding of modernist painting as a project about labor and the geopolitics of postwar reconstruction during the Italian Miracle.

The Architecture of Control

A Contribution to the Critique of the Science of Apparatuses

Author: Grant Vetter

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780992947

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 6673

Through six meditations on the ideology of architecture, Grant Vetter is able to give us an entirely new set of coordinates for understanding social control in the twenty-first century. Moving between historical precedents in the east and the west, Vetter's work reveals a hybrid order of architectural power that acts on subjectivity from within rather than without. Whether characterized as a process of indo-colonization, social ionization or a sub-atomizing social physics, Vetter's account of architectural subjectivation requires a complete rethinking of power/knowledge as invested in producing perfected subjects rather than normative ones. This new paradigm can be described as a sovereign power in as much as it acts directly on the body through enterrogatory discipline, inferrogatory infomatics, modulated (in)dividualism, auto-affective attunement and incentivizing injunctions. As a critical rejoinder to the discourse of Panopticism, The Architecture of Control is essential reading for everyone who is interested in new modes of resistance to the designs of biopower and imperial democracy.

Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl

Author: Tiqqun (Collective),Ariana Reines

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 158435108X

Category: Political Science

Page: 137

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"Concepts made for war do not call for unanimity. And it is only natural that they should be condemned for the ignominious realities they reveal. As for those who have shut their eyes to the sheer and massive fact of the Young-Girl, what difference could a little more blindness make? The Young-Girl is herself the product of misogyny, but the theory of the Young-Girl is not. Open up any women's magazine and you'll see for yourself. The Young-Girl is not always young and, increasingly not even a girl. She is but the figure of total integration into a disintegrating social whole. When morons, against all the evidence to the contrary, protest that "The world is not a commodity!" and, for that matter, neither are they, they are feigning a virginity that only proves their impotence. We want nothing to do with this virginity nor this impotence. We propose a different sentimental education."--P. [4] of cover.

The Politics of Attack

Communiqués and Insurrectionary Violence

Author: Michael Loadenthal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526128136

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

View: 1969

Since the early 2000s, global, underground networks of insurrectionary anarchists have carried out thousands of acts of political violence. This book is an exploration of the ideas, strategies, and history of these political actors that engage in a confrontation with the oppressive powers of the state and capital. This book challenges the reader to consider the historically ignored articulations put forth by those who communicate through sometimes violent political acts-vandalism, sabotage, arson and occasional use of explosives. These small acts of violence are announced and contextualized through written communiqués, which are posted online, translated, and circulated globally. This book offers the first contemporary history of these digitally-mediated networks, and seeks to locate this tendency within anti-state struggles from the past.

The Administration of Fear

Author: Paul Virilio,Bertrand Richard

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1584351055

Category: Political Science

Page: 93

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We are living under the administration of fear: fear has become an environment, an everyday landscape. There was a time when wars, famines, and epidemics were localized and limited by a certain timeframe. Today, it is the world itself that is limited, saturated, and manipulated, the world itself that seizes us and confines us with a stressful claustrophobia. Stock-market crises, undifferentiated terrorism, lightning pandemics, "professional" suicides.... Fear has become the world we live in. The administration of fear also means that states are tempted to create policies for the orchestration and management of fear. Globalization has progressively eaten away at the traditional prerogatives of states (most notably of the welfare state), and states have to convince citizens that they can ensure their physical safety. In this new and lengthy interview, Paul Virilio shows us how the "propaganda of progress," the illuminism of new technologies, provide unexpected vectors for fear in the way that they manufacture frenzy and stupor. For Virilio, the economic catastrophe of 2007 was not the death knell of capitalism, as some have claimed, but just further evidence that capitalism has accelerated into turbo-capitalism, and is accelerating still. With every natural disaster, health scare, and malicious rumor now comes the inevitable "information bomb"--live feeds take over real space, and technology connects life to the immediacy of terror, the ultimate expression of speed. With the nuclear dissuasion of the Cold War behind us, we are faced with a new form of civil dissuasion: a state of fear that allows for the suspension of controversial social situations.

Ich hasse dieses Internet. Ein nützlicher Roman

Author: Jarett Kobek

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903190

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6826

Zeitgeist ist sein zweiter Name: Mit rasender Energie erzählt Jarett Kobek in seinem Roman, was das Internet mit uns macht. San Francisco: Eine Gruppe von Freunden kollidiert hart mit der digitalen Gegenwart. Adeline hat nach einer unbedachten Äußerung zu Beyoncé und Rihanna einen Shitstorm am Hals, und Ellen findet sich nackt im Netz. Die Kampfzone hat sich verschoben, und wir selbst haben die Munition geliefert: Warum geben wir unsere Daten her? Machen Apple und Google zu den mächtigsten Playern der Welt? Hier ist sie endlich: Eine »raue Tirade zu Politik und Kultur, ein Aufschrei zu Macht und Gewalt in unserer globalisierten Welt« (New York Times). Für alle, die Dave Eggers ›Circle‹ und Michel Houellebecqs ›Unterwerfung‹ geliebt haben – plus eine Prise Wahnsinn obendrauf.

This is Not a Program

Author: Tiqqun

Publisher: Semiotext

ISBN: 9781584350972

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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An urgent critique of the biopolitical subject and omnipresent Empire.

Verbranntes Geld

Author: Christian Marazzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037341759

Category:

Page: 137

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Tausend Maschinen

eine kleine Philosophie der Maschine als sozialer Bewegung

Author: Gerald Raunig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851325164

Category: Human-machine systems

Page: 124

View: 4538

DIVIDUUM

Maschinischer Kapitalismus und molekulare Revolution

Author: Gerald Raunig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783950176285

Category:

Page: 256

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Nietzsche Apostle

Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Publisher: Semiotext

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 87

View: 9507

Peter Sloterdijk's essay on Friedrich Nietzsche and the benefits and dangers of narcissistic jubilation. For Peter Sloterdijk, Friedrich Nietzsche represents nothing short of a "catastrophe in the history of language" -- a new evangelist for a linguistics of narcissistic jubilation. Nietzsche offered a philosophical declaration of independence from humility, a meeting-point of sobriety and megalomania that for Sloterdijk has come to define the very project of philosophy. Yet for all the significance of this language-event named Nietzsche, Nietzsche's contributions have too often been elided and the contradictions at the root of his philosophy too often edited out. As Sloterdijk observes, "Never has an author so insisted on distinction and yet attracted such vulgarity." Nietzsche Apostle, drawn from a speech Sloterdijk gave in 2000 on the hundredth anniversary of Nietzsche's death, looks at the ways in which Nietzsche has been branded over the years through selective compilation, and at the ways in which Nietzsche turned himself into a brand -- a brand announced by his proclaimed "fifth Gospel," Thus Spoke Zarathustra. For Sloterdijk, the focus should not be on the figure of Zarathustra or on the "will to power" often used as a kind of philosophical shorthand to sum up Nietzsche's work, but on Zarathustra's act of "speaking" itself. Nietzsche Apostle offers a brief history of self-praise and self-affirmation, an examination of the evolution of boasting (both by God and by man), and a very original approach to Nietzsche, philosophy's first designer brand of individualism.

Schwarzer Rücken der Zeit

Author: Javier Marías

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104019983

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6552

Als 1991 der Campusroman ›Alle Seelen‹ erschien, in dem Marías seine Zeit an der Oxforder Universität beschreibt, beschwerten sich Professoren und andere Kollegen, falsch oder gar nicht dargestellt worden zu sein. Daraufhin schrieb Javier Marías das Buch ›Schwarzer Rücken der Zeit‹, eine Art Werkstattbericht. Und während wir Marías noch beim Schreiben über die Schulter schauen, sind wir schon mittendrin in einem faszinierenden Vexierspiel von Dichtung und Wahrheit. Wenn wir anfangen, unser Leben zu erzählen, ist es schon Fiktion. Das ist die wunderbare Schwebe, in der uns der aufregendste Erzähler Spaniens hält.

Where Art Belongs

Author: Chris Kraus

Publisher: Semiotext

ISBN: 9781584350989

Category: Art

Page: 173

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Contains some previously published essays.

Helden

Über Massenmord und Suizid

Author: Franco »Bifo« Berardi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3957573025

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

View: 2887

Von der Columbine High School bis zum Batman-Kino-Massaker in Aurora, Amokläufe sind in den letzen Jahren zu einer grausigen Routine geworden. Hinzu treten scheinbar ideologisch oder religiös motivierte Massenmorde wie die von Anders Breivik oder islamistischer Terrorkommandos. All diese Wahnsinnstaten faszinieren und verstören und lassen uns letztlich ratlos zurück. Franco »Bifo« Berardi nähert sich diesen Abgründen der Gegenwart mit detektivischer Akribie: Er erstellt Fallstudien, liest die Manifeste der Attentäter und analysiert die Gemeinsamkeiten im Drang zum zerstörerischen Selbstmord. Entgegen individueller Dämonisierungen gelingt es ihm, die Schreckenstaten als epidemisches Phänomen zu deuten. In ihrer Rache an der Gesellschaft treiben die Täter das gesellschaftliche Prinzip des ›Survival of the fittest‹ auf die Spitze: Man kann nur noch gewinnen, wenn man andere Leben zerstört. So beweisen sie sich zumindest einmal in ihrem Leben, die Geschicke der Welt zu lenken, Herr übers eigene Dasein, eben Helden zu sein.

James Tiptree Jr

Das Doppelleben der Alice B. Sheldon

Author: Julie Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783902711052

Category:

Page: 783

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