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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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QUESTIONS FOR POETS

By Anne Boyer 1 May 2014

Brecht ventriloquised the questions of a worker who reads, and Walt Whitman declared the 'direct trial' of the poet to be – 'today'. In a time when ...

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The Maid and the Money-Form

By Alberto Toscano 25 April 2014

Capital is going on around us all the time and yet, like gravity, we cannot see it except in its effects. A promising hypothesis, but Isaac Julien’s...

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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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Brief and Wholly Concrete Moments

By Daniel Neofetou 28 October 2015

In his review of Renew Marxist Art History, Daniel Neofetou examines the anthology's attempts to liberate art writing from its current quiet...

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INSIDE OUT

By Daniel Spaulding 20 October 2015

Marx famously described capitalism as mad and inverted. Daniel Spaulding re-examines speculative realism through an Adornian prism to disclose a thoug...

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Nervous Costume

By Madame Tlank 7 October 2015

Madame Tlank digresses from and back to Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women, which is many things. A memoir written by someone without a history. A ...

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The Anthropocene in 90 Minutes

By Maria Chehonadskih 23 September 2015

In Molecular Red Mackenzie Wark collides Platonov and Bogdanov, to produce anthropocene levels of low-theory. But are these very distinctive sovi...

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Universal Discredit

By De-Arrest Editorial Group 7 September 2015

This arresting essay presents an in depth account of the so-called 'system-upgrade' of welfare reform in the UKplc: Universal Credit Reposted from:...

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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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