MachineMachine /stream - tagged with radical en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Joyful Militancy | The Anarchist Library]]>

To survive. Just keep it alive Like the moment when I first heard Gil Scott-Heron, I knew upon first read that I would return to this book.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:36:31 -0800
<![CDATA[Afrofuturism and Outsider Tech]]>

When we think about technology, most of us realize that it includes more than just gadgets and robotics, or the images of rockets and spaceships that filled 20th-century science fiction.

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 06:03:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Hyperallergic Interview: “Your Shiny Plastic Future Is a Load of Crap”]]>

“Your Shiny Plastic Future Is a Load of Crap”: #Additivism interviewed for HyperallergicGretta Louw interviewed us for Hyperallergic:It was hugely important to us that the manifesto undermine the position from which it is situated. We tried to show the limits and contradictions in our own thinking. The manifesto performs a critique of itself through irony, contradiction, and self-ridicule. The language of the manifesto breaks down and degrades, just like any system accelerated to its limits. Andrea Young’s amazing sound design for the video was also paramount in performing that quality.But I’m going to try to answer your question from more of a perspective of personal experience. One of the things that I have thought about the most in the last couple of years is the new potentials of species-being that new technologies facilitate. As a woman from the Middle East, I interact with a heteropatriarchy, capitalist, colonialist world, and so much of that experience creates a certain kind of alienation that is unique to my very personal/political experience. I deeply connect with a sentence in the Xenofeminism Manifesto — “If nature is unjust; change nature” — and Donna Haraway’s command to “Make Kin Not Babies!” For me, these two are about many things from the past that I want to resist and rebuild. With #Additivism, we want to explore ways of turning alienation into expressions of power.↪ Read the full interview here

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:23:00 -0800
<![CDATA[#Additivism talk for Disnovation Panel at Transmediale]]>

Additivism talk for Disnovation Panel at Transmediale, (4th Feb 2016)Daniel Rourke talked about deep time, horror, crap, ‘The Weird’ and The Radical at Transmediale festival, Berlin.

The talk was part of the Disnovation Research panel, featuring Jean-Marie Boyer, Ewen Chardronnet, Nicolas Maigret, Erin Sexton, and moderated by Ryan Bishop, with reflections on the work of #Additivism co-creator Morehshin Allahyari. ↪ Listen to the talk and follow the slides here.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:52:00 -0800
<![CDATA[Keep your scythe, the real green future is high-tech, democratic, and radical / Boing Boing]]>

"Radical ecology" has come to mean a kind of left-wing back-to-the-landism that throws off consumer culture and mass production for a pastoral low-tech lifestyle.

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:32:10 -0800
<![CDATA[3D Additivism: You have 3 weeks left to…1. Devise a weird...]]>

3D Additivism:

You have 3 weeks left to…1. Devise a weird and/or radical idea     (bound to an object, or otherwise)2. Submit it to The 3D Additivist CookbookJoin us on twitter and facebook, or the forum to get your ideas flowing!

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:53:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia”: A Discussion]]>

Lars von Trier’s latest has been overshadowed by the director’s ill-judged comments at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. This is a pity because, as Film Quarterly Writer-at-Large NINA POWER and editor ROB WHITE discuss (resuming a dialogue begun here in regard to von Trier’s Antichrist), Melancholia is a rich, fascinating, and radical work.

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:07:49 -0800