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 about our first thirty-something episodes, and take time to tie some threads together. No, this isn't a clip-show.  If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: G...
April 17, 2019
We are joining forces with our friends at Swampside Chats, and From Alpha To Omega, to form the Emancipation Network, a Marxist podcast network and research collective. If you like the show, consider ...
April 7, 2019
In which we (struggle to) read a math paper, The Inherent Instability of Disordered Systems, by Taeer Bar-Yam, Owen Lynch, and Yaneer Bar-Yam. This paper introduces us to the Multi-scale Law of Requis...
April 3, 2019
Hey there folks! We're giving away two copies of People's Republic of Walmart, by Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski. All of our patrons will automatically be included in the draw, while non-patrons...
March 16, 2019
In which we discuss Stafford Beer's 1974 book "Designing Freedom". Beer makes the case for a total overhaul of our institutions and organisational methods, by way of management cybernetics. If you lik...
March 13, 2019
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

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