General Intellect Unit

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

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In which we talk to Wendy Liu and Jason Prado about tech, worker organising, and open source. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Wendy Liu on Twitter Jason Prado on Twitt...
February 20, 2019
In which we are joined by Fraser Simons to discuss The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: The Player of Games, on Wikipedia Fraser Simo...
February 6, 2019
In which we continue our discussion of the Xenofeminist Manifesto, with Kira Magrann. The next book we read will be Designing Freedom, by Stafford Beer. If you want to read along with us before the ep...
January 23, 2019
In which we are joined by Kira Magrann to discuss the Xenofeminist Manifesto. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation, on laboriacuboni...
January 9, 2019
In which we discuss Shane's experience at the Metaphorum Conference 2018. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Metaphorum website Stafford Beer on Wikipedia Niklas Luhmann ...
December 19, 2018
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

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