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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues II: Marginal Notes on Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

The situation is neither the becoming-art of life nor the becoming-life of art. We can comprehend its true nature only if we locate it historically in its proper place: that is, after the end and self destruction of art, and after the passage of … Continue reading

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The spectacle of football: A somnambulist’s reflections on a man called Neymar

As long as necessity is socially dreamed, dreaming will remain a social necessity.  The spectacle is the bad dream of a modern society in chains and ultimately expresses nothing more than its wish for sleep.  The spectacle is the guardian … Continue reading

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The order of the urban: “Metropolis: A film”

Universal history was born in cities, and it reached maturity with the city’s decisive victory over the country. For Marx, one of the greatest revolutionary merits of the bourgeoisie was the fact that it “subjected the country to the city,” … Continue reading

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Jacques Rancière: Reflections on equality and emancipation

“Autonomy” has been a key concept in modern emancipatory politics. But it must be understood correctly. It does not mean the autonomous power of a subject as opposed to external forces: it means a form of thinking, practice and organization … Continue reading

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Film: Commodity Trading

A film to share, a cinematographic intervention to spread … 

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Now: The Invisible Committee

It’s useless to wait-for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. … Continue reading

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The Commodification of Moments

Reflections on the appropriation of intimacy, affectivity, of moments as commodity, from a friend of Autonomies, danny champion …

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The plunder of tourism: Lisbon

There are eyes everywhere. No blind spot left. What shall we dream of when everything becomes visible? We’ll dream of being blind. Paul Virilio Mass urban tourism condemns a city to branding, a product to be consumed, a spectacle to … Continue reading

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Standing with Standing Rock

“State security services in North Dakota have used tear gas and water hoses against hundreds of activists protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters also reported being hit with rubber bullets and percussion grenades on a bridge just north of … Continue reading

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Against labour, labour capital: The right to be lazy

We close our review of anti-work and anti-capitalist literature with Paul Lafargue’s essay, The right to be lazy.  With no intent to be exhaustive, and in no way considering that all has been said about the subject, the exercise was … Continue reading

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