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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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The Difficult Theory of a Mad World

By Chris Wright 13 August 2014

From its central question, 'what does critical theory have to do with the critique of political economy?', Werner Bonefeld’s new book, reviewed here...

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Not a Drop Left

By Giorgio Agamben 24 June 2014

The relationship between documentation and construction in Walter Benjamin’s work was central to his originality and another bone of amicable conten...

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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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La Serveuse: Notes on the movement against the loi du travail

By waitress 24 May 2016

A collection of notes, written by a waitress, regarding the mouvement contre le loi du travail – the French state's draconian new employment la...

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War by Any Means

By Rose-Anne Gush 21 May 2016

Rose-Anne Gush examines Sidsel Meineche Hansen’s Second Sex War through the lens of the female body and its concealed labour power in the high-tech ...

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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. But do the wageless workers of an already automated and accelerated world really need this new revolutionary ABC? De-Arrest Editorial Services checks out the wares of competing brands of rocket men, left and right, and urges wholesale product recall

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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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Communities at the front-line of coal extraction

By Anne Harris 24 May 2016

Communities at the front-line of coal extraction “Mining is going on a hundred meters away. When they started blasting, all the dust was brought ...

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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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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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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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