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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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Speaking Candour

By Karolin Meunier 19 April 2015

To mark the release of You Must Make Your Death Public: A collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus, gathered from the Chris Kraus symp...

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To Be a Pilgrim

By Peter Linebaugh 15 April 2015

Helen Macfarlane was a Chartist revolutionary, the translator who put the ‘hobgoblin’ in the Communist Manifesto, and an advocate of ‘the total ...

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The Use of Bodies

By Richard B 25 March 2015

In the final, as yet untranslated, instalment of his Homo Sacer project, L’uso dei corpi, Giorgio Agamben presents a new ontology of use. Richa...

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Public Fiction: A critique of Anna Minton

By Lewis Bassett-Yerrell and Joseph Leigh 9 March 2015

In her first book Ground Control and her current research project How to Work Together, Anna Minton has contributed to the growing criticism of neolib...

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In and Out of Art and Work: On the W.A.G.E. Certificate

By Josefine Wikström 3 March 2015

In 2014 W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) launched a campaign of certification which ‘publicly recognizes non-profit arts organizat...

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THE PAST DEVOURS THE FUTURE: PIKETTY'S CAPITAL

By Sander 13 February 2015

Sander casts a critical eye on Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century and the debates it provoked   Since its English translatio...

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Demeaning the Future

By De-Arrest Editorial Services 13 April 2016

Srnicek & Williams’ Inventing the Future proposes a forces-of-production-based programme leading to guaranteed basic income. ...

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Lest We Forget

By Brian Ashton 5 April 2016

Brian Ashton outlines a catalogue of cruel and harsh treatment meted out on the soldiers of the British military during the First World War set against a background of the use of force against working class struggles in pre-war Britain. Maltreatment of workers and soldiers continued through the entire war, with the shell shocked soldiers subject to sadistic treatments born of propaganda encouraging mistrust of the working class. In what is still a little-told story, of those traumatised by the violence of the war, Ashton brings together the accounts and records that document this period.

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Plants, Androids and Operators review

By Aurelio Cianciotta 27 March 2016

This – also freely downloadable – anthology documents projects developed over a two and a half year period. Its critical nature emerges clearly th...

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No Selves To Abolish: Afropessimism, Anti-Politics and the End of the World

By K. Aarons 29 February 2016

How can ‘solidarity’ be possible in and against the objective conditions that divide us? K. Aarons distinguishes the afropessimist position from...

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Eleven Pro-tips for Art plus Internet

By Matthew Fuller 16 February 2016

In his review of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966) exhibition, Matthew Fuller immerses himself fully in the minds of...

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Launch of Glass Bead Website and Journal

By mute 12 February 2016

GLASS BEAD LAUNCHES A NEW WEBSITE AND THE FIRST ISSUE OF ITS JOURNAL Site 0: Castalia - the Game of Ends and Means The first issue of Glass Bead...

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Lambs or Questions

By Anne Boyer 29 January 2016

Anne Boyer reading at New Voices Reading Series and the Program in Poetry and Poetics at University of Chicago, 2015. In the introduction to her readi...

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Plant Up

By Howard Slater 29 December 2015

Howard Slater unspools the slave-economy sinews of our modern social body, where to be free is to be a debtor.   “Natty lick down Rome N...

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No Stars, no Solos – just Sound, Motion, and Energy: an Interview with John Gruntfest

By Stevphen Shukaitis 10 December 2015

Given the ephemeral nature of improvised music, it is easily forgotten after the performance. Despite that, the work of saxophonist, poet, and musical event organiser, John Gruntfest, is almost criminally overlooked

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BOYCOTT ZABLUDOWICZ - STATEMENT 3

By mute 27 November 2015

  Mute is hosting this statement in solidarity with the call for a boycott of the Zabludowicz Art Trust. Boycott Zabludowicz was formalised du...

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After the Canon? An Interview with Hal Foster

By John Douglas Millar 23 November 2015

Casting off from his recent book Bad News Days, art critic and October magazine co-editor Hal Foster talks to John Douglas Millar about what became of...

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Art’s Economic Exceptionalism

By Josefine Wikström 12 November 2015

Whilst left critiques habitually relate art to capitalist commodification, few do this on strictly economic grounds, let alone cogently. Josefine Wiks...

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