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Nymphomaniac: Sex Against Gender

By Sophie Lewis 7 June 2014

Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac considers the feasibility of love with men, and whether heterosexual fucking – or abjuring it – can be women’s s...

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Pedunculated Fandango

By Jonathan Kemp 4 June 2014

Acknowledging the trends of a new cultural-topological turn Jonathan Kemp reads Sha Xin Wei’s recent book on poiesis, enchantment and topology, insi...

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Continuing Business By Other Means: Egypt's Military Economy

By L.S. 30 May 2014

While much analysis has emphasised the flexible, precarious and improvisatory subjectivities of neoliberal ‘post-fordist’ society, the post-crunch...

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Notes on Normcore

By Benedict Seymour 29 May 2014

Written in a (normcore-appropriate) low fever, reading these notes over they seem mad enough to make some sense. A response to the great Tom Fran...

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MOOCs - Herding education to the slaughter?

By Dominic Pettman 23 May 2014

Massively open online courses (MOOCs) have been sold as the future of higher education but there is more than a whiff of ‘primitive accumulatio...

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Irational.org’s Traum

By Mute 20 May 2014

Irational.org’s Traum a Psychoarchaeologist’s Dramaturgy By V.M. Series editors: Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles &...

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LESSONS FROM THE FUTURE

By Michelle Jones 14 May 2014

Post-fordist visions of flexible, personalised, and life-long learning have grown even leaner and meaner post-2008. The student body is increasingly v...

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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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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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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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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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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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Call for submissions for Fungiculture Issue #2

By mute 3 May 2015

Issue #2 – RHYTHMS Call for Projects: Fungiculture is a psychedelic journal for cultural studies; a space for the experimental spread and cult...

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passed over to a broken machine

By Emily Beber 23 April 2015

Faced with trauma, language’s impoverishment is exposed. Other emotional experiences - love, anger, depression, hunger, or even desire, that infest ...

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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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