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Beyond salvage: Andrea Gibbons on the Situationists

In late 2015 Andrea Gibbons published an article entitled, Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space. If we leave aside for the moment her maladroit use of the term ‘situationism’, what we find is an argument charging the predominantly white, male membership … Continue reading

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Three Situationists walk into a bar…

A new article by me on the Situationist International and the Hamburg Theses published in the online journal Axon number 8. Available here: THREE SITUATIONISTS WALK INTO A BAR Or, the peculiar case of the Hamburg Theses Unfortunately ‘marxism’ is … Continue reading

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Review of McKenzie Wark’s The Beach beneath the Street

This originally appeared on a now defunct blog, http://antyphayes.blogsome.com/ on 11 April 2012. It has been edited slightly. A shorter version of the review is available at the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books website. McKenzie Wark’s The Beach beneath the Street: The … Continue reading

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Wither NFTSQ?

It has been a while since my last post. I have been distracted by writing up my thesis (amongst other things). I have also wondered about the role of this blog. Initially I set it up to support my research … Continue reading

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“Socialism or Planète”

[from Internationale Situationniste, no. 10,  March 1966] We put forward several apparently risky assertions with the assurance of subsequently seeing an historical display of their undeniable seriousness. The more limited our remarks — for example when we analyse a detail … Continue reading

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The packaging of “free-time”

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 10,  March 1966] Through the art of advertising’s reuse of all the scraps of partial critical conclusions, our epoch will teach to those who are more accommodating that those who speak more or less [about] the … Continue reading

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Plagiarism for all, not just boring poets!

from the conclusion: “we begin to find a real alternative to the plagiarism of Nunn and Slattery, and indeed any plagiaristic activity which by merely aping the ideology of the bourgeois ‘atom’ reinforces a false account of all creative activity. … Continue reading

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Well said S.I.!

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 9,  August 1964] “This dose of pretentious errors obliges us to make a re-examination of [Alain] Resnais… Despite the references he made to André Breton around the time of the release of Hiroshima [mon amour], Resnais … Continue reading

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Correspondence with a Cybernetician

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 9,  August 1964] Abraham A. MOLES – judging by his letterhead: Doctor of Letters (Phil.), Doctor of Science (Phys.), engineer, assistant professor (University of Strasbourg), Professor of the E.O.S.T.[1] – has addressed, on the 16th of … Continue reading

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The peculiar anxiety of Sam Cooper

Wayne Spencer has written an excellent critique of the English academic Sam Cooper. Cooper, a relatively new academic-commodity and colleague of McKenzie Wark, is in the process of carving out his career niche via a highly idiosyncratic (that is an … Continue reading

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