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‘The Beach Beneath the Street’ by McKenzie Wark

‘The Beach Beneath the Street’ by McKenzie Wark

Henri Lefebvre From Chapter 8: The Thing of Things Henri Lefebvre is swimming in the ocean one sunny day. He is alone, and the waves are choppy. He swims far, far out from the shore. Clouds obscure the sun. Anxiety grips him. He turns back. While swimming hard against the rip, a vision unfolds, born…

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Beached: Berfrois Interviews McKenzie Wark

Beached: Berfrois Interviews McKenzie Wark

by Sam Cooper McKenzie Wark is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at The New School. His most recent book, The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International , offers a reconsideration of the movement in terms of its lesser-known participants, its fringe activities, and its…

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Mike Watson: Lucid Dreaming

Mike Watson: Lucid Dreaming

We are fast approaching a point where one third of the global population will play video games on a regular basis. As such, video gaming ought to become a serious object of philosophy…

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Stanimir Panayotov on Krassimir Terziev

Stanimir Panayotov on Krassimir Terziev

A Message from Space in my Backyard, 2009, dual channel video installation, view from the exhibition Territories of the In/Human, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 2010 by Stanimir Panayotov Krassimir Terziev, Between the Past that is About to Happen and the Future that Has Already Been, translated into English by Lyubov Kostova, Sofia: Iztok-Zapad and Gaudenz B. Ruf…

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Jonty Tiplady: Time Pass

Jonty Tiplady: Time Pass

Screenshot from Isiah Medina’s 88:88 (2015 USA) by Jonty Tiplady Where does one start with an Isiah Medina film? One starts perhaps with the fact we have only just started to watch them. With the fact that he himself has only just started to make them. Or with the way they name and write and…

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‘Tupitsyn is a kind of heretic’

‘Tupitsyn is a kind of heretic’

Whether voiced in the first, second or third person, I take the stories that Masha Tupitsyn tells about her person to be selectively true.

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Stanimir Panayotov on Oleg Mavromatti

Stanimir Panayotov on Oleg Mavromatti

Where No Place for Fools leaves no room for fools, it pries open the space for the fool’s room, his contemporary cell: the camera.

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portisheadspace

portisheadspace

Unless you’re extremely married, I bet you can find two particular kinds of message in your email: the last sent to you before you finally slept with your correspondent, and the first sent afterward.

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Full Marx

Full Marx

I am agnostic on the question of organizational form. As an ex-communist, I consider my “party” to be those who are also now in some sense “ex”: excommunicated, expelled, or just extremely indifferent to such experiences.

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The Marx of the Avant-Gardes

The Marx of the Avant-Gardes

So much for an academic #Marx21c. What about the avant-gardes?

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After Debord

After Debord

After Debord, we can think of two ways of articulating pasts to presents via the archive.

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Metabolic Rifts

Metabolic Rifts

A central problem for #Marx21c is that as commodification becomes more abstract, the concrete comes back to haunt it in the form of the metabolic rifts characteristic of the Anthropocene. What resources do we have for thinking this?

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Information in Chains

Information in Chains

“Information wants to be free, but is everywhere in chains.” The development of the forces of production took a qualitatively different turn when information became digital.

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Marx21c

Marx21c

What might a Marx for the twenty-first century, a #Marx21c, look like? Perhaps as different to that of the nineteenth century as this era is from that one.

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The Game

The Game

McKenzie Wark speaks at the NYU Game Center.

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Queer Gaming by Evan Lauteria

Queer Gaming by Evan Lauteria

A Closed World, Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Gamelab, 2011 by Evan W. Lauteria Last month, I spent an evening wandering through a mystical forest, desperately trying to move through the fog to find a clearing between the trees. I felt more and more anxious as I explored the wooded maze, haunted by the sounds the forest’s insect and…

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Hackersklasse

Hackersklasse

From Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Production I.G, 2002 From SKOR: Any work, of art, of writing, in any media, if it is in the least bit interesting, becomes at some point an adventure. Usually, the adventure happens in the making, before the work is finished. “The work is the death mask of…

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Urban Gameplay

Urban Gameplay

by Greg J. Smith A section is an assemblage of dark spots on a plane. It maps the residual of surgery on an object by a plane of incision.” – Jennifer Bloomer, Architecture and the Text: The (S)crypts of Joyce and Piranesi. The above quotation describes the architectural section as a precise operation, a surgical…

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Imperial Fantasy VII

Imperial Fantasy VII

From FINAL FANTASY VII, Square, 1997 by Simon Ferrari and Ian Bogost Games of Empire: Global Capitalism and Video Games, by Nick Dyer-Witheford and Greig de Peuter, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 320pp. In Games of Empire, Nick Dyer-Witheford and Greig de Peuter expand an earlier study of “the video game industry as an aspect…

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What to do?

What to do?

Spring Breakers, A24, 2013 From The Chronicle Review: Everyone from Plato and Thomas More to H.G. Wells and Barack Obama has given thought to the question of the fair distribution of labor and fun within a society. This comes with an immediate risk: Too often, the “realist” rap against any such scheme of imagined distributive…

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