“The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd.” The deservedly famous opening line of A Thousand Plateaus. The punch of the line comes from the at-first striking image of two people in a room constituting a crowd. It turns out, though, that this idea … Continue reading
I have been learning a bit of Ruby lately, and when you do that it is hard to avoid this figure who, a few years ago, went by the handle of _why. He did lots of stuff, but one of his projects, hackety hack, was a response to this problem: people are dependent on computers … Continue reading
I was just citing Graeber’s Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, (which I love–I wrote about my favorite part here), and I was looking up the details online, and I was reminded that its publisher, Prickly Paradigm Press, makes it available to you in PDF form for free. It is well worth reading.
A World without Change? Gramscian perspectives on Protest and Passive Revolution Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, April 21-25, 2015 Organizer: Andrew Brooks, King’s College London Across cities, universities and workplaces around the world fierce, yet often short-lived, moments of political disturbance have emerged in recent years. Many of these … Continue reading
Open Call for Participation 7th International Conference of Critical Geography ‘Precarious Radicalism On Shifting Grounds: Towards a Politics of Possibility’ 26-30 July 2015 | Ramallah, Palestine | http://www.iccg2015.org ANNOUNCEMENT The sense of revolutionary times triggered by recent events such as the Greek revolts, the Indignados and Occupy movements, as well as the Arab uprisings and … Continue reading
Originally posted on My Desiring-Machines:
I do everything I can do avoid the clutches of Amazon. Here in Seattle, I buy books from Elliott Bay or the University Book Store, sometimes Left Bank Books (pretty small selection, but great stuff), or from Powell’s online. I rarely buy anything else online, except I recently ordered Frédéric Lordon’s Willing Slaves of…
A few posts ago I mentioned that I have an article with Kelvin Mason coming out in a book from HammerOn Press, The Para-Academic Handbook. The book is now out. It is available for free as a PDF at their website, or they will print you a copy and mail it to you for about … Continue reading
Jonathan Metzger, Phillip Allmendinger, and Stijn Oosterlynck have a new volume out. Here is the publisher’s blurb: This book brings together a number of highly innovative and thought provoking contributions from European researchers in territorial governance-related fields such as human geography, planning studies, sociology, and management studies. The contributions share the ambition of highlighting troubling … Continue reading
Via Peter Hopkins: This series of papers (see list below) are free to download until the end of September by following this link: http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/est/cgpc-jan-monk-lectures Gentrification, assassination and forgetting in Mexico: a feminist Marxist tale http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2014.882650 * Volume 21 Issue 1 (2014) * Melissa W. Wright Storytelling and co-authorship in feminist alliance work: reflections from a … Continue reading
Good piece at libcom making the point that logistics workers are key elements in the global flow of goods, and their recent(?) drive to organize could have very deep impacts on that flow.