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Mute Vol. 3, No. 4 - Slave to the Algorithm

By admin 13 April 2013

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As the financial crisis fastens its grip ever tighter around the means of human and natural survival, the age of the algorithm has hit full stride. This phase-shift has been a long time coming of course, and was undoubtedly as much a cause of the crisis as its effect, with self-propelling algorithmic power replacing human labour and judgement and creating event fields far below the threshold of human perception and responsiveness.

 

 

 

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Mute Vol. 3, No. 3 - Becoming Impersonal

By tomclark 19 August 2012

The ways in which the personal can be grasped as political is an exponentially productive legacy of second wave feminism. This idea connects the argum...

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Mute Vol. 3, No. 2 - Politics my arse

By mute 17 February 2012

'Well, the first thing I want to say is, politics my arse' Issue 2 includes: cover art by Johnny Spencer * Alberto Toscano on logistics and anarchi...

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Mute Vol 3, No. 1 − Double Negative Feedback

By mute 1 June 2011

'Double Negative Feedback' expresses the hope that the chaos unleashed by the cybernetic loops

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Mute Vol 2, No. 16 − Real Life Training

By mute 1 June 2010

  In this issue of Mute we look at the systemic requirement to appear, to have an identity, to become intelligible - as an individual, a f...

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Mute Vol 2, No. 15 − Grey Goo Grimoire

By mute 1 April 2010

'Grey Goo’ is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nano-technology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume a...

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Mute Vol 2, No. 14 − Disorder/Colony/Collapse

By mute 1 December 2009

Whether seen as the ultimate capitalists, Buddhists or communards, bees elicit fantasies and fears of social productivity and crisis by turns. This is...

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Mute Vol 2, No. 13 − Out of Time

By mute 1 September 2009

In this issue of Mute there is a generalised refusal to have our selves, in the widest sense of the word, put to work. As we start to see the real rep...

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