Mckenzie Wark – “Accelerationism”

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Ken’s contribution to the “Accelerationism” debate has been posted up at Public Seminar Blog. It’s pretty clear and concise and consists of 25 theses. Below are two choice theses (for the sake of brevity): 17. Biopower is not the state’s primary object. Yes, states are arming themselves against their own populations; states are conducting surveillance […]

They Live

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By John Carpenter (USA, 1988) Full Movie   And here is an excerpt from The Perverts Guide to Ideology (USA, 2013). This is Slavoj Zizek on They Live

Steve Shaviro on "Accelerationist Aesthetics"

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Image: Zombie selfie on the set of The Walking Dead. Steve Shaviro’s “Accelerationist Aesthetics: Necessary Inefficiency in Times of Real Subsumption” in e-flux http://www.e-flux.com/journal/accelerationist-aesthetics-necessary-inefficiency-in-times-of-real-subsumption/

Totality for Kids

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“Totality for Kids” by Mckenzie Wark and Erik Loyer From Steve Anderson’s introduction to the project: Editor’s Introduction Legends have their uses, as distillations of the wisdom of events, as ways of passing on a knowledge of situations. History as a discipline dissolves the event back into the archive, turning history (event) into history (text), […]

Billy Moon by Douglas Lain

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I’ll try to find some time to post about Douglas Lain’s debut novel, Billy Moon. http://www.amazon.com/Billy-Moon-Douglas-Lain/dp/0765321726 From Amazon.com In Douglas Lain’s debut novel set during the turbulent year of 1968, Christopher Robin Milne, the inspiration for his father’s fictional creation, struggles to emerge from a manufactured life, in a story of hope and transcendence. Billy Moon was […]

Fukkatsu no hi (Virus: Day of Resurrection) by Kinji Fukasaku

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This is Kinji Fukasaku’s 1980 film, Fukkatsu no hi, bearing the international title Virus. It is one of the most bizarre apocalyptic films I have ever seen. An over-the-top end of the world melodrama. Unbelievable (literally), and yet nonetheless compelling. I kind of love this film. For those who don’t know, Fukasaku was the director of […]