"It is no longer anything but a gigantic simulacrum - not unreal, but simulacrum, that is to say never exchanged for the real, but exchanged for itself, in an uninterrupted circuit without reference or circumference."
Former President George W. Bush: “The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.”
On Thursday artist-theorist Ian Alan Paul (@email@example.com) will present "The Wastes of Computation: Artificial Intelligence, Border Surveillance, and the Policing of Detritus," in the
@GritimUpf@twitter.com Seminar Series, 15:00-18:00, Sala Polivalent Rodoreda. https://www.upf.edu/web/gritim/seminar-series
My talk at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (@UPFBarcelona@twitter.com) on the politics of waste and the policing of migration is this Thursday, if any of you in Barcelona are interested:
"Capitalism is fundamentally anti-human or at the very least, anthropophobic. Its final aim is to replace the human species with another, which would combine the attributes of various natural, mineral, organic, machinic, and nowadays digital entities." https://www.theoryculturesociety.org/blog/interviews-achille-mbembe-david-theo-goldberg-critique-black-reason
"Fugitivity hardly exhausts the repertoires of practices...He or she must develop an extraordinary capacity to become imperceptible and unassignable, to continually shift from one self to its alternate, to inhabit the tiniest of cracks and fissures."
Jasbir Puar is really sharp in this piece: "Dividualizing does not break down or dismember the body (knees, ankles, limbs); rather, it does not recognize these disparate elements as part of a composite in the first place."
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