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A Thousand Machines: A Concise Philosophy of the Machine as Social Movement

A Thousand Machines: A Concise Philosophy of the Machine as Social Movement

  • Title: A Thousand Machines: A Concise Philosophy of the Machine as Social Movement
  • Author: Gerald Raunig Aileen Derieg
  • ISBN: 9781584350859
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
A Thousand Machines: A Concise Philosophy of the Machine as Social Movement By Gerald Raunig Aileen Derieg,




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i only read the second half this book because it was for a project but it was cool and maybe ill read the beginning sometime i dont really care about art or social movements but particularly enjoyed the chapter on abstract machines I am ultimately aiming for a specific form of composition that flees, avoids, and betrays the concepts not only of the state apparatus, but also of the community Initially this means taking up a motif here again that is found in a continuity of the terms for the compo [...]

It s fairly clear that Raunig has thought a lot about manual labor, and especially read a lot about what other writers have written about manual labor, but he hasn t actually done much manual labor This is very clear early on when he, relying on quotes from Marx, suggests that machines are not conceptualized for or used for decreasing the labor efforts of the worker, but rather as a means for producing surplus value Having done my share of technology dependent manual labor, I believe Raunig has [...]

Undoubtedly, means of communication today are mostly accessible to increasingly wider circles Even the extreme geopolitical inequalities in this respect are in upheaval today At the same time, it is clear that these changed conditions are not necessarily to be equated with an emancipatory use of media progress inherent to the media Machinic enslavement, conducting modes of subjectivation beyond social subjection, is the governmental shadow side of the potentiality even of advanced means of commu [...]

An interesting discussion of machines as assemblies of social groups and the extent to which these may be used to inhibit or liberate individuals and communities It s a Marxist analysis so the majority of the argument deals with traditional Marxist analyses of alienating and enslaving Industrial Revolution era machinery, and expands that analysis to highlight the ambiguous role of knowledge work, which is creating a dispersed, unprotected labor force working at computers, but a work force that c [...]

Bought this on a whim because the first few pages hooked me and it was cheap Maybe if I had bothered to read Foucault the book would have been accessible, but Norbert Wiener and some others provided a sufficient background With that caveat made, chapter three on post revolutionary theater in the Soviet Union was the only one that really made me space out when it moved away from commenting on ancient Greek theater Chapter four on the precariat was hard to get into as well But the rest provided s [...]

Good recent secondary text for Deleuze and Guttari s anti oedipus thousand plateaus Raunig develops and historicizes the development of machines and man machine hybrids culminating in a dicussion on abstract machines, social forms and immaterial labor from an comtemporary operismo perspective The chapter on Theatre Machines and 20 s Russian theatre is interesting as is the roman conception of War Machines in the second chapter The only weak point is his chapter on the identity of Precarity and s [...]

Although I don t totally buy the argument of machines as a social thread, this book has real depth and good arguments to respond to the work of Deleuze abd Guattari But, when it comes to subject creating societies, I think the author ignores important literature like Herbert Marcuse I still am at it in this debate.

The subtitle may well be the best part of the book Enticing Chapters 3 and 4, though, the least concise and, in my opinion, the most interesting ones, add some historical content and detail to the Deleuzian nomenclature that otherwise leads Raunig s analyses on all too known paths.

The topic may be interesting, but it is too full of elitist social science jargon, combinedwords, and made up words to be of any use to the people they want to reach Typical of the radical academic set who then wonder why the average person doesn t trus


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