Obsolete Capitalism

Obsolete Capitalism

Obsolete Capitalism is a collective for pure independent research. Self-defined as “gypsy scholars”, the collective deals with philosophy, art and politics. Obsolete Capitalism edited and published «Moneta, rivoluzione e filosofia dell’avvenire. Deleuze, Foucault, Guattari, Klossowski e la politica accelerazionista di Nietzsche» (OCFP, 2016), «Archeologia delle minoranze » (OCFP, 2015) and «Birth of Digital Populism» (OCFP, 2014). With Rizosfera edizioni, Obsolete Capitalism published «Deleuze and the Algorithm of the Revolution» (Rizosfera/SF004), «The strong of the future. Nietzsche’s accelerationist fragment in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus» (Rizosfera/SF001), «Acceleration, Revolution and Money in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-OEdipus» (Rizosfera/SF002) and «Dromology, Bolidism and Marxist Accelerationism» (Rizosfera/SF009). The collective also edits the online blogs Obsolete Capitalism, Rizomatika and Variazioni foucaultiane. The collective has a sonic sub-unit under Obsolete Capitalism Sound System moniker: it has released «La machine informatique dub» (first 12 EP, NUKFM label, 2016) and «Chaos Sive Natura» (first album, NUKFM, 2017).

http://obsoletecapitalism.blogspot.it

Erik Davis

Erik Davis

Writer :: Roots and Wires :: Rizosfera :: SF014 :: series of books «The Strong of the Future»

Erik Davis was born during the Summer of Love within a stone’s throw of San Francisco. He grew up in North County, Southern California, and spent a decade on the East Coast, where he studied literature and philosophy at Yale and spent six years in the freelance trenches of Brooklyn and Manhattan before moving to San Francisco, where he currently resides. He is the author of four books: Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (Yeti, 2010), The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (Chronicle, 2006), with photographs by Michael Rauner, and the 33 1/3 volume
Led Zeppelin IV (Continuum, 2005). His first and best-known book remains TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (Crown, 1998), a cult classic of visionary media studies that has been translated into five languages and recently republished by North Atlantic Press. He has contributed chapters on art, music, technoculture, and contemporary spirituality to over a dozen books, including Suzanne Treister’s HFT: The Gardener (Black Dog), Future Matters: the Persistence of Philip K. Dick (Palgrave), Sound Unbound: Writings on Contemporary  Multimedia and Music Culture
(MIT, 2008), AfterBurn: Reflections on Burning Man (University of New Mexico, 2005), Rave Ascension (Routledge, 2003), and Zig Zag Zen (Chronicle, 2002). In addition to his many forewords and introductions, Davis has contributed articles and essays to a variety of periodicals, including Bookforum, Arthur, Artforum, Slate, Salon, Gnosis, Rolling Stone, the LA WeeklySpin, Wired and the Village Voice.

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Network Ensemble

Network Ensemble

Artist :: Selected Network Studies :: Rizosfera :: SF010 :: series of books «The Strong of the Future» :: + Sounds Label NUKFM :: Nurkfm002 :: Album :: Selected Network Studies :: SD Card + Digital download ::

The Network Ensemble is a London-based electronic data-noise duo. Founded in 2015 by Oliver Smith and Francesco Tacchini, the Network Ensemble transforms wireless communications into sound in real time using a set of custom-made tools. Originally conceived as a machine to amplify the activity of network landscapes, the Network Ensemble is a freeform and ever-changing set of tools and experiences for sonically uncovering and exploring the hidden operational layer at the very core of the network.

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Emilia Marra

Emilia Marra

Philosopher :: Commit Moosbrugger for Trial :: Rizosfera :: SF015 :: June 2018

 

 

Emilia Marra holds a Master in « Philosophies allemande et française dans l’espace européen » – Europhilosophie Erasmus Mundus (UTM, UCL, BUW), and she is now a PhD student at the University of Trieste with a project on the concept of system between Hegel and Spinoza and their contemporary French interpretations. Her researches mainly investigate the French contemporary philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. She published in journals such as Esercizi filosofici, Interpretationes, Philosophy Kitchen, S&F, Estetica. Studi e ricerche, La Deleuziana, of which she is member of the editorial board. She also translated Pierre Macherey’s Hegel ou Spinoza.

 

 

Emilia Marra ha conseguito la tesi specialistica all’interno del programma « Philosophies allemande et française dans l’espace européen » – Europhilosophie Erasmus Mundus (UTM, UCL, BUW), ed è attualmente dottoranda in filosofia presso l’Università degli Studi di Trieste con un progetto sul concetto di sistema nelle interpretazioni francofone contemporanee di Hegel e Spinoza. Le sue ricerche riguardano principalmente la filosofia francese contemporanea, con particolare riguardo per Gilles Deleuze. Ha pubblicato in riviste quali Esercizi filosofici, Interpretationes, Philosophy Kitchen, S&F, Estetica. Studi e ricerche, La Deleuziana, della quale è membro del comitato editoriale. Ha tradotto il volume di Pierre Macherey Hegel ou Spinoza.

 

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Demystification Committee

Demystification Committee

Artist :: Data Eye :: The Offshore Economist :: Rhizonomics :: RZN003 :: January 2018

Demystification Committee is a collaborative framework set-up to investigate the globalized, extra-state, covert systems and large-scale networks, processes and technologies that shape our society. The Committee is chaired by Oliver Smith and Francesco Tacchini.

 

 

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Edmund Berger

Edmund Berger

Writer

Edmund Berger is an independent writer, researcher, and activist living in Louisville, Kentucky. His primary focuses are on the evolution of technology and its impact on changing modes of capitalist production, the role of warfare in the economy, and the history of the avant-gardes as critiques and responses to paradigms of power. He blogs intermittently at Deterritorial Investigations Unit and Synthetic Zero. His debut books is Uncertain Futures. An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present (Zero books, 2017). Rizosfera has published his essay Grungy Accelerationism (The Strong of the Future, 2016).

https://deterritorialinvestigations.wordpress.com