Monthly Archives: August 2012

Jeremiah Moss on The High Line and gentrification

If we’re facebook “friends,” you’ve probably at least seen me share one of his blog posts from Vanishing New York. Here is his NY Times op-ed about how the good intentions of the High Line’s founders have been “axiomatized” by … Continue reading

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John Protevi on ‘How to begin reading Deleuze’

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
John Protevi offers some good advice at New APPS. He starts with Deleuze’s book Spinoza: Practical Philosophy and then offers suggestions for primary and secondary literature.

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Notes on Lazzaratto’s “Immaterial Labor”

All page numbers are from Radical Thought in Italy. Empirical/theoretical work -> new conception of contemporary work and its power relations. “Attempt to define technical and subjective-political composition” of this class leads to concept of immaterial labor: “labor that produces … Continue reading

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Notes on Seattle Commons

I wasn’t in Seattle at this time so I’m looking into some of the discourses that were circulating as the Seattle Commons project was being developed. If you were around and have thoughts about what you recall or the notes … Continue reading

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CFP: Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media

Originally posted on Becoming Poor:
Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media 14-15 June 2013 Urban Communication Foundation & Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds In association with: ECREA Media and the City Temporary Working Group Conference website: http://www.pvac.leeds.ac.uk/communicationandthecity/…

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Notes on Virno’s “Notes on The General Intellect”

Page numbers are from Marxism Beyond Marxism. Marx’s “Fragment on Machines” (The Grundrisse) is often read literally as a way to understand technology, robots, computers, etc., but Virno insists that its unique insight is: “abstract knowledge – scientific knowledge in … Continue reading

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CFP: Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies

Originally posted on Becoming Poor:
(from h-net) Bowling Green State University Presents the 8th Annual Battleground States ConferenceTitle: Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary StudiesFebruary 22nd – 24th 2013 Culture is mercurial and fluid. Thus research must create, but…

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