technology

Technology, Capitalism and Anarchism

Article from Black Flag #219 (2000) which draws on classical anarchists including Proudhon, Kropotkin and Bakunin as well as modern economist William Lazonick and historian David F Noble.

Organize around promoting and defending “Freedom Technology”

This article serves as a natural expansion of the things I assume we already do individually for our own collectives and adjacent circles. This time, however, we’re pooling our shared skills and knowledge to not only assist radical groups take advantage in digital communication and peer-to-peer production, but also the wider public in general.

Anarchy #094:The Machinery of Conformity

Issue of Anarchy magazine published in December 1968, this issue is concerned with the role of technology in repression.

Anarchy #078:Towards A Liberatory Technology

Issue of Anarchy magazine published in August 1967. This issue publishes an essay by Lewis Herber on technology.

A social history of the Internet - humanaesfera

Article on the history of the Internet from its initial period in the 1990s, when content was uncontrollable to the private property system (enterprises and governments) until its real subsumption to capital and the state, that is happening today, through "social media", the depopulation of the World Wide Web, the emergence of smartphones, the gamification of commando, “collaborative economy”, the development of the Internet of things, blockchain, etc. The text analyses the contradictions and changes in social relations that the Internet has brought about since its inception.

Between Robots and Cryptocurrency

We recently published online an article from the December issue of Prometeo In Absorbing Science and Technology, Capital is Digging its Own Grave which sought to show how the heralded brave new world of technological development actually spells increasing woes for capitalism rather than its relief from crisis. Some news on both automation and cryptocurrency adds to our analysis.

In Absorbing Science and Technology, Capital is Digging its Own Grave

Capitalism is now undergoing a technological and scientific modernisation that is becoming a bomb ready to blow up the whole system. Humanity finds itself swept along in a vortex of technological innovations and automation.

The Machine and Its Discontents: A Fredy Perlman Anthology

A new Fredy Perlman anthology, joint published by Active Distribution and Theory and Practice 2018.

The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction

Siena Cathedral as seen through Google’s neural network

An introduction to neoreaction and the "dark enlightenment", elitist and "hyperracist" ideologies that are popular with some sections of high-tech capital. Originally published by Viewpoint Magazine.

R.U.R. Rossumaj Universalaj Robotoj - Karel Čapek

afiŝo pri anglalingva prezento en 1939

R.U.R. estas kolektiva dramo de Karel Čapek, verkita en 1920. Tiu ĉi verko naskis la neologismon 'robot' (Esperante: roboto) por artefarita laboristo. La vorton elpensis la frato de Karel Čapek, pentristo Josef Čapek el la vorto "robota", kiu en la slavaj lingvoj signifas laboron, en la ĉeĥa konkrete servutan, duonsklavan laboron.