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), «Dromology, Bolidism and Marxist Accelerationism» (Rizosfera/SF009) and «Control, Modulation and the Algebra of Evil in Burroughs and Deleuze» (Rizosfera/SF017 – out in September 2018). 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), «Chaos Sive Natura» (first album, NUKFM, 2017) and, in collaboration with Adi Newton/TAG/The Anti-Group, «Chaos Variation III» (second 12 EP, NUKFM, October 2018).

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Erik Davis

Erik Davis

Writer :: Roots and Wires :: Rizosfera :: SF014 :: series of books «The Strong of the Future» :: April 2018

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 :: June 2017

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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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.
(Transmediale 2018/Offshore Economist) :: “It’s estimated that as much as half of all global wealth is stacked in or routed through tax havens. These tax havens, or ‘secrecy jurisdictions’, are one part of the parallel legal and financial system known as offshore. Through the offshore system, trillions of dollars appear to flow amongst a multitude of businesses. This money seemingly traverses the globe, while truthfully remaining concentrated in the hands of a few powerful actors in a few powerful countries. In many ways, offshore is a place of its own, made up of the balance sheets and tax returns of countless companies. A hive of secretive activity distributed across the globe. If it’s a place, can one visit? Where is it, and what can you do here? How might it feel to become part of it? Throughout summer 2017, the Demystification Committee set out to model and explore the systems and structures of offshore finance, and the murky world of the jurisdictions that enable its existence, with the aim to open up opportunities for subversive, wasteful fun. The Demystification Committee set up an international corporate structure across three jurisdictions, the Offshore Investigation Vehicle. This vehicle operates at once as a guide and a shield: not only does it provide access to a hidden world of knowledge and opportunities; it also guarantees the secrecy of the actions undertaken there. Once set-up, the Offshore Investigation Vehicle was opened to others in an attempt to create a community of people interested in this effective and toxic parallel legal system. The community was formed through the norms of corporate law, playing with the company’s legal structure: shares were issued; meetings called; resolutions voted on. At the first general meeting of Empire Management, the UK limited company at the top of this structure, the Vehicle’s objectives were collectively set. A dozen new shareholders advanced and discussed a number of operations, with the aim to begin misusing the privileged Vehicle’s structure set-up both onshore and offshore. The idea of producing a seditious mirror version of the Economist, to be known as the Offshore Economist, was advanced, discussed and approved. The publication focuses on those ruptures and cracks inherent to the practice and world of offshore, which are the qualifying loopholes for those invested, and investing, in it. Through fictional stories, marginal poetry, fragmented legalese and a shifting form and layout, this publication pursues an aesthetic of offshore — a world that is dual and slippery, real and beyond real, and — at times — surreal.” (Demystification Committee, Berlin, late January, 2018)

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Kybernetikos Kommando

Kybernetikos Kommando

Artist :: Post-Human League**That Subliminal Data Kid :: Electro Bubble :: Rhizonomics :: RZN004 :: February 2018 :: Eng/Ita




		
		


He refused to provide any news regarding his identity…

 

 

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Adi Newton / TAGC / Clock Dva

Adi Newton / TAGC / Clock Dva

Musician, Visual Artist, Meontologist :: Chaos Variation III :: NUKFM :: October 2018 :: NURKFM004 :: Device Axiomatique + Antediluvian Blues :: Booklet + Vinyl + SD Card + Digital // E.book :: Chaos Variation III + Adi Newton's Interviews (Clock DVA/TAGC) 1990-2018 :: Rizosfera :: The Strong of the Future (SF018) :: eng/ita :: November 2018

Artist, painter, sound sculpture, abstract expressionist super-naturalist traveler, pataphysician and father. His interests are guided by intuition and arcane occult and futuristic knowledge. Founder of TAGC and Clock Dva. In October 2018 the chaos-opera/booklet ‘Chaos Variation III’ will be released by Obsolete Capitalism and Adi Newton on Rizosfera / NUKFM (12″ booklet+vinyl, SD card, digital).
From Adi Newton’s Panopticon of Subversion blog ::
Adi Newton has long since described the process of making music as his research.It represents a more thoughtful and reflective body of work than that which dominates his peer group. In particular, Newton’s grasp of the philosophical connotations of technology placed him apart from the majority of its practitioners.”NME.COM First For Music News.
Adi Newton began his life long involvement with sound via painting and through a theatre project which began his involvement with the electronic trio The Future from which he founded ClockDVA and TAGC / The Anti Group both of which are increasingly considered as one of the pre eminent pioneers of 80’s experimental music. The CDVA acclaimed albums include the 1988 electronic masterpiece Buried Dreams & the 1980 electro acoustic Thirst while TAGC can cite the Meontogical Research Recording series and the ambisonic landmark Digitaria as much appraised and influential works. The Psychophysicist album is also considered as a important seminal work devised / produced and composed by Adi Newton and Andrew Mckenzie of the Halfer Trio. Newton has recently returned to painting and intends to explore and develop his multi discipline practice into the art and painting arena while still remaining very active within the DVA/TAGC/PSYCHOPHYSICIST projects. Newton directs all three projects as well as the Multi media production company.

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Tony D. Sampson

Tony D. Sampson

Philosopher, New Media Theorist :: Digital Neuroland. An Interview with Tony D. Sampson/Neuropaesaggi digitali. Intervista a Tony D. Sampson :: Rhizonomics/Rizonomia :: March/Marzo 2018 :: RZN002 :: E.book :: eng/ita :: ++ Contributor/Interview :: The Birth of digital populism :: OCFP :: eng/ita :: 2014

Tony is a critical theorist and philosopher of media technology. He currently works as a reader in digital media cultures and communication at the University of East London. His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, Dec 2016) and Affect and Social Media: Emotion, Mediation, Anxiety and Contagion, coedited with Darren Ellis and Stephen Maddison (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018). He is currently working on a book provisionally titled A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Social Media and Contagion (under contract with Polity Press, due 2020). Current research explores a wide range of digital media culture related interests, specializing in social media, virality (socio-digital contagion), marketing power, network cultures,  pass-on-power, the convergence between experience (UX) design and marketing, assemblage and affect theory, critical human computer interaction (cHCI), digital activism and neuroculture (e.g. neuromarketing, neuroeconomics and neuroaesthetics).

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Emilia Marra

Emilia Marra

Philosopher :: E.Book :: Commit Moosbrugger for Trial :: Rizosfera :: SF015 :: June 2018 :: Eng/Ita ::

 

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 per il mercato italiano il volume di Pierre Macherey Hegel ou Spinoza.

 

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Edmund Berger

Edmund Berger

Philosopher, 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 DI Research Zone 22, 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) and «Underground Streams» (The Strong of the Future, 2017).

https://deterritorialinvestigations.wordpress.com

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