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Nick Land on finance capital...in 1993

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 wrecked havoc in the spectre of numbers changing in the memory banks of corporate computers.

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Experiencing the remnants of the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit

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 on the unit.

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Screw Google with Scroogle

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.”

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