Monthly Archives: August 2012

The idyllic machines

In May 1962, an image circulated widely of an American prototype of a machine serving to directly transcribe words on the keyboard of a typewriter. The human touch[1] of the publicity of this invention is naturally the happiness of the … Continue reading

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Knowledge from the East

These four diagrams published in Zen-Shin (Forward) on the 5th of October 1962, express respectively – from left to right – the conception of the class struggle according to Marx, according to Stalino-Khrushchevism, according to Trotskyism, and according to the … Continue reading

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The beauty of sociology

This is a composite drawing of the “ideal woman”, published in France-soir on the 31st of August 1962, based on ten details considered as the most beautiful in the world, taken from ten female celebrities.  This star of synthesis provides … Continue reading

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On the Exclusion of Attila Kotànyi

In December 1963 Attila Kotànyi was excluded from the Situationist International. For years I had known of this but not exactly the reasons why. The exclusion document had only circulated as a mimeographed circular, never being reproduced in any collections … Continue reading

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