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Einstein’s Nightmare: On Bernard Stiegler’s Techno-Dystopia by Mark Featherstone

Einstein's Nightmare   On Bernard Stiegler's Techno-Dystopia   Article originally Published at: C Theory   Mark Featherstone       I. Gadget Love   In the winter of 2013, I became aware of "Einstein's Nightmare," an Internet meme, a fragment of information, which reflects the horror of what I call in this article the "technological dystopia." [1] The meme, titled "Einstein's Worst Nightmare," explains that "The Day That Albert Einstein Feared Has Arrived!" Below the caption, six images show people in various collective scenarios -- "Having Coffee with Friends," "A Day at the Beach," "Cheering for your Team," "On an Intimate Date," "Enjoying…

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot’s prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek The Guardian Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital in Siberia; here she and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek 2 January 2013 Dear Nadezhda, I hope you have been able to organise your life in prison around small rituals that make it tolerable, and that you have time to read. Here are my thoughts on your predicament. John Jay Chapman, an American political essayist, wrote this about radicals in 1900: "They are really always saying the same thing. They don't change; everybody else changes. They are…

Tribute to J.C. by K. Curtis Lyle (from Electric Church)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] John Coltrane (1926-1967)[/caption] I wouldn't go there. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee, April 3, 1968 You know If I were   standing At the beginning of time And I had the ability To view The whole Of human history And the Most High Lord of Creation Asked me which age? Which nation Would you like to live in? I would ask that my body Be sent to Egypt To become a hard poem A block of granite On the limestone face Of the great pyramid A reflector Of the Great Sun RA But In spite of…

A.I., Angels, & Mass Extinctions: A Conversation With William Irwin Thompson

William Irwin Thompson     A Conversation with William Irwin Thompson by Michael Garfield Link to Blog William Irwin Thompson is a poet, philosopher, cultural historian, former MIT professor, and founder of the Lindisfarne Association – a transdisciplinary think-tank that has significantly shaped our understanding of the emerging planetary civilization. We met over Skype in December 2011 to discuss a richer and more organic view of our species’ next great transformation: MG:  I’m interviewing you for Hybrid Reality in part because of the dominance of the whole ‘Rapture of the Nerds’ meme in the transhumanism community.  I am trying to provide another perspective, because they are…

A Triumph of the Comic-Book Novel

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="194"] Chris Ware[/caption] A Triumph of the Comic-Book Novel Review by Gabriel Winslow-Yost  From: New York Review of Books   Building Stories by Chris Ware Pantheon, 260 pp. boxed set, $50.00 Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware Pantheon, 380 pp., $35.00 The ACME Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware Drawn and Quarterly/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 80 pp., $15.95 The ACME Novelty Library #20 by Chris Ware Drawn and Quarterly/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 72 pp., $23.95 The ACME Novelty Library Final Report to Shareholders and Saturday Afternoon Rainy Day Fun Book by Chris…

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