General Intellect Unit

Podcast of the Cybernetic Marxists. Examining the intersection of Technology, (Left) Politics and Philosophy

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In which we interview Andrew Pickering, author of The Cybernetic Brain. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Borderless Exhibit Artists & Robots Exhibit The Cybernetic ...
November 28, 2018
In which we conclude our reading of Transforming Technology. This chapter ties up the theory of the Technical Code, explores Formal and Substantive Bias, and opens up opportunity for radical change of...
November 14, 2018
An extra episode, for our one-year anniversary, in which we talk about scheduling issues and plans for the year ahead. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: General Intellec...
November 1, 2018
In which we read chapter two of Transforming Technology. This chapter covers the transition to a Socialist society, the role of technology and labour process in that transition, and offers a theory of...
October 31, 2018
In which we begin a three-part series on Andrew Feenberg's 2002 book: "Transforming Technology". This book "rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the ...
October 17, 2018
In which we talk about Accelerationism, it's bizarre history, and it's recent Left-wing manifestations. We read from three articles: "Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we l...
September 26, 2018
In which we discuss the politics of Open Source software, starting from Gavin Mueller's article "Microsoft and the Yeoman Coders". If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: "Mic...
August 24, 2018
In which we conclude our two-part discussion of The Cybernetic Brain, by Andrew Pickering. This episode covers the chapter on Stafford Beer, and the final chapter, "Sketches of Another Future". If you...
July 25, 2018
In which we begin a two-part discussion of The Cybernetic Brain, by Andrew Pickering. This episode covers the opening two chapters, "The Adaptive Brain" and "Ontological Theatre". If you like the show...
July 4, 2018
In which we talk with Fraser Simons about Ursula K. Le Guin's 1974 novel, The Dispossessed. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: The Dispossessed on Wikipedia Fraser Simons...
June 13, 2018
In which we talk with Tina Sikka about Geoengineering, and an Intersectional analysis of the potential negative effects of the same. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Ti...
May 30, 2018
In which we read from the latest issue of Notes From Below, titled "Technology And The Worker". If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Technology And The Worker, on notesfrom...
May 16, 2018

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