PRINCIPLES OF ANARCHITECTURE

Principles of Anarchitecture (full book/PDF), Interior Ministry (2019)

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USES FOR A DEAD POLITICS

Alienist Broadsheet #9 (February 2019) download PDF

THE ANTHROPOCENE IS CAPITALISM’S “HUMAN HYPOTHESIS”

Between the Anthropocene & the approaching Technological Singularity a stark predicament comes into view: that those cultural formations so far modelled on “Western democracy” are unable on their own to produce the social, political & economic transformations necessary to survive the conditions likely to prevail in the coming century. Continue reading “USES FOR A DEAD POLITICS”

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VS ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE

(& OTHER TALES FROM THE CABINET OF RANCIÈRE’S IGNORANT MASTER)

It is good to know that this colloquium is taking place in Prague, as the very word ROBOT is of Czech origin, invented by Karel Čapek as far back as 1920 & used in his play Rossum’s Universal Robots.

It’s 2018 now but it feels as if we are still the characters from that Capek’s play, fighting the robots. Continue reading “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VS ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE”

CONSPIRACIES OF THE FUTURE

Try to imagine a psychocivilisational AI that has internalised all the dynamics of political critique, protest, dissent, insurrection, revolution. An AI whose hegemony is secretly contiguous with the entire cybersphere. How would the existence of such a power be made manifest within the system of representations “we” call the world? Continue reading “CONSPIRACIES OF THE FUTURE”