Because

I am writing the section of my Street Machining chapter on the emergence of Street Machining and I am currently discussing Panel Vanning. It is going to be a killer section of my thesis and I am having a hard time writing it. Besides the straight history element it also serves as a wonderful opportunity […]

Power of Simulacra

Digitalisation has had a profound impact here too; text and image are no longer ontologically separated but have become expressions of similar codes. The hyperreality of digital codes is that there is no possibility of ascertaining authenticity – editing of images and texts is an ongoing process. Joost van Loon over @ Space and Culture […]

Barbrook, Fool?

From the infamous essay by Barbrook “Deleuzoguattarians – The Holy Fools”: Despite the commercialisation of cyberspace, self-interest ensures that the hi-tech gift economy continues to flourish. For most users, the Net is somewhere to work, play, love, learn and discuss with other people. Unrestricted by physical distance, they collaborate with each other without the direct […]

A-Signifying Semiotics

The third category is a-signifying semiotics. There is a circular connection, skirting around signifying semiologies, between form and matter, but without leaving – unlike a-semiotic encodings – the expression and content planes. It is this circularity which allows asignifying semiotics to remain independent of, and in a non-hierarchical relation with, signifying semiologies and language. Guattari […]