Adriana Knouf's blog
The "Accelerationism Conference":http://speculativeheresy.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/accelerationism/ is taking place soon. For more background on the term, see this post by "k-punk":http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/010770.html, "Benjamin Noys' post":http://leniency.blogspot.com/2008/10/accelerationism-ii.html, and a "longer post by splinttering bone ashes":http://splinteringboneashes.blogspot.com/2008/10/post-land-paradoxes-of-speculative.html. Yet I have to ask the question: _Who is run over in accelerationism?_
It's a sad day; "scroogle":http://scroogle.org may be no more. The following text comes up when you try and make a query using scroogle. Looks like it might be time to be using "tor":http://torproject.org on a regular basis... "We regret to announce that our Google scraper may have to be permanently retired, thanks to a change at Google. It depends on whether Google is willing to restore the simple interface that we've been scraping since Scroogle started five years ago. Actually, we've been using that interface for scraping since Google-Watch.org began in 2002.
While I cannot get on board the embracing of Thanatos and the acceleration of the deterritorialization of capital, Nick Land's comments--from 1993--are eerily prescient. And this is on the heels of a day where a "trading glitch":http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6341EA20100506 wrecked havoc in the spectre of numbers changing in the memory banks of corporate computers.
I've known little about the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU) for a while. The CCRU comes up as an aside, usually linked to the Proper Names of Nick Land, Sadie Plant, Matthew Fuller, Kode 9, Kodwo Eshun, and Mark Fisher, who has posted an "historical article":http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/004807.html on the unit.
According to Eric Schmidt, all of our lives should be public because we shouldn't be doing things that we don't want others to know. And, thus, concerns over such lefty ideas as "privacy" are misguided: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."