articles

Bruce Willis, Irigaray, and the Aesthetics of Space Travel

By John Russell 5 December 2014

'Or for instance, if you were crushed to death by hundreds of boxes of chocolate....' John Russell takes the (w)hole system apart and refuses to put it back together again…

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Inextinguishable Fire: Ferguson and beyond

By R.L. 17 November 2014

The cop murder of Mike Brown and the subsequent eruption in Ferguson and around the US have raised questions about the value of racialised life and th...

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The Liars Wouldn’t Let it Lie

By Clinical Wasteman 5 November 2014

Robert Dellar's recent book on the Mad Pride movement and belligerent patienthood buries the pseudo-opposition between effective 'activism' and fulfil...

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The Jet-Set Peasantry: where no passenger is not drunk

By Sacha Kahir 29 October 2014

The rabble is a fundamental problem for Hegel argues Frank Ruda. Sacha Kahir reviews Ruda’s Rabble, piecing together and pushing onwards the fragmen...

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Wanna Play? Game Over

By Jacob Bard Rosenberg 7 October 2014

Sometimes ethical claims about public space and 'free expression' conceal private interests and violence against the oppressed. Jacob Bard Rosenberg o...

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reviews

A Rough Passage to Navigate

By Stefan Szczelkun 2 October 2014

Stefan Szczelkun reviews Everard M. Phillips, The Political Calypso: a sociolinguistic process of conflict transformation   For Everard M. ...

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The Missing Subject of Accelerationism

By Simon O'Sullivan 12 September 2014

As with utopian modernism and its attempt to separate Geist from Reason, today’s accelerationists have run into the old problem of differentiating t...

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books

Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics after the Net

By ed. Josephine Berry Slater, Pauline Van Mourik Broekman, Michael Corris 11 April 2009

Buy on Amazon UK £35 and other regions, Super Saving free shipping In late 1994, back in the days of dial-up modems and Netscape Navigat...

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articles

Athens and the Bankers

By Richard B 12 August 2015

The Greek crisis is often diminished to a simple story of Debt versus the People. Richard B moves between the symptomatic details of everyday life in ...

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Synthetic Dreams: Gender, Modernity and Art Silk Stockings

By Hannah Proctor 31 July 2015

The world’s first synthetic fabric, rayon, made from congealed vegetable matter and human labour, was spun into artificial silk stockings and worn b...

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Building Downwards

By Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart 23 July 2015

In their review of Keller Easterling’s Subtraction, Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart interrogate an architectural theory that makes an econom...

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your posts

Against Accelerationism – For Marxism

By Reid Kane 23 July 2015

'Jetpack communism' or 'Marxist heresy'? Today's younger red tories (also known as 'left accelerationists') approach capitalism's contradictions and t...

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Precarity as Activism

By Sarah Charalambides 1 July 2015

How do we turn the normalisation of precarity into a basis for collective action? While the social category ‘precariat’ grafted over differences, ...

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Capital and Community: On Melanie Gilligan’s Trilogy

By Jasper Bernes 23 June 2015

In his assessment of the latest film in Melanie Gilligan’s trilogy on crisis, capital and community Jasper Bernes emphasises the necessity and diffi...

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your posts

EQUALITATE: FAIR RATES AT TATE

By mute 31 May 2015

TO: DIRECTOR OF TATE & MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY CONTRACTOR WILSON JAMES End the disparity between staff at the Tate! London Tate Galler...

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Art, Value, and the Freedom Fetish

By Daniel Spaulding and Nicole Demby 28 May 2015

If art is a commodity, is it just a commodity, subject to the law of value? Or does art's distinctive process of production render it c...

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articles

Taking Potshots at Labour

By Sven Lütticken 20 May 2015

In their recent networked film project, Ehmann and Farocki produce a multiply authored film installation about global labour that superimposes the pro...

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your posts

The Future of the Charters of Liberty in the 21st Century: From homo idioticus to femina communis

By mute 9 May 2015

A talk by Peter Linebaugh, presented by artists Emma Rushton and Derek Tyman, The Victorian Prison, Lincoln Castle.   Organised by the ...

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Chronicle of a Crash Foretold

By Tom Jennings 7 May 2015

In John Barker’s Futures, an expertly crafted crime novel exploring cocaine trafficking in Thatcherite London, Tom Jennings finds a parable of neoli...

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