ali mejias / off the network

March 15, 2014

On the social condition of the network.

ali mejias / off the network

zizek / hegel, object, idea, constipation

March 2, 2011

zizek / hegel and constipation

One of the standard motifs of the pseudo-Freudian dismissal of Hegel is to characterize his System as the highest and most over-blown expression of oral economy: is the Hegelian Idea not a voracious eater which “swallows” every object it stumbles upon? As Hegel likes to point out, however, we can only grasp the object if this object itself already “wants to be with/by us.” The standard critical reading constructs the Hegelian absolute Substance-Subject as thoroughly constipated – keeping in itself the swallowed content. But what about the counter-movement, the Hegelian shitting, excrementation? Is the subject of what Hegel calls “absolute Knowing” not also a thoroughly emptied subject, a subject reduced to the role of pure observer of the self-movement of the content itself?

pasquinelli / masochism commodity

August 10, 2010

pasquinelli on masochism commodity

aureli / History of Nonfigurative Architecture

August 10, 2010

aureli on non figurative architecture, published in log No 16.

deLanda / on deleuze

November 29, 2009

deleuze and the Open-Ended becoming of the world

derrida / memoire d’aveugle

July 26, 2008

derrida / memoire d\’aveugle

mouffe / on haacke

July 26, 2008


benjamin / on the concept of history

June 10, 2008

derrida / dissemination

May 16, 2008

derrida / dissemination

Virilio The Vision Machine

May 16, 2008

paul virilio / the vision machine