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"American Psycho" for the Penniless

Perhaps it is Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance that first reminds one of American Psycho, but it becomes increasingly apparent that were it not for his poverty, dressing skills, and exclusively-self-help-language, Lou Bloom would have been the perfect fit for the world of Patrick Bateman. 251 more words

Cybernetics

The revival of deep reading online. by Carlo Pizzati

Nietzsche? Huh.

No, wait, the most senior student in the class shyly raises her hand.

“German philosopher? 19th century? Nihilists?”

Yes, I say, trying to thread on more recent cultural grounds: 1,010 more words

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My Newest Published Article

My review of Paul Virilio’s The Great Accelerator was published yesterday by Marx and Philosophy.

I believe its greatest merit to lie in its analysis of flash-trading or program-trading as it relates to a dehumanization of time and the resultant… 50 more words

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Paul Virilio on the origins of interactivity

INTERACTIVITY was actually born in the nineteenth century — with the telegraph, certainly, but also and especially with clinical electricity, which involved planting electrodes on the faces of the human guinea pigs used in such ‘medical art’ as practised by Dr Duchenne de Boulogne.

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What, Then, of War?

“Politics prevents complete release.” Paul Virilio, Pure War, 62.

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Asymmetrical War and the Dying State

“Globalitarianism brings us back to the smallest common denominator: one individual equals Total War; and when I say one it could be ten as well … Just look at the World Trade Center, eleven men brought in twenty-eight hundred dead, just about as many as at Pearl Harbor, with its carriers, Japanese torpedo planes, etc. 15 more words

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