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Toward a Politics of Anonymity: Algorithmic Actors in the Constitution of Collective Agency

27-Apr-13

By Ned Rossiter and Soenke Zehle The widespread adoption by users of social network media has increasingly rendered the border between life and labor indistinct. The human soul has been put to work, formatting its informatic expression in clouds without freedom.1 Some of the most radical political events witnessed over the past few years – […]

From Flows of Culture to the Circuits of Logistics: Borders, Regions, Labour in Transit

31-Jan-11

By Brett Neilson, Ned Rossiter and Soenke Zehle

When jurisdiction can no longer be aligned with territory and governance does not necessarily assume liberalism, there is a need to rethink the relations between labour, mobility and space. Bringing together researchers from different parts of the world to discuss and pursue various paths of investigation and collaboration, the Shanghai Transit Labour Research Platform moved between online and offline worlds. Sometimes sequestered in seminar spaces and at other times negotiating the city and the regulatory environment, the participants drifted toward a collective enunciation. We could say this was about the production of new kinds of labouring subjectivities that build connections between domains which are at once becoming more irreconcilable and more indistinct: life and work, public and private, political and economic, natural and cultural.

Understanding Cartopolitics: The Logic of Networks, from Visualization to Organization

19-Jan-11

By Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter To organize is not to give structure to weakness. It is above all to form bonds – bonds that are by no means neutral – terrible bonds. The degree of organization is measured by the intensity of sharing – material and spiritual. The Invisible Committee There has long been […]

Still Waiting, Still Moving: On Labour, Logistics and Maritime Industries

31-Mar-10

Abstract: This essay considers how periods, often prolonged, of stasis underscore the passage of people and things in the maritime industries. Examining the role of logistics as a biopolitical technology central to managing the movement of labour and commodities, this essay examines those subjects, times and spaces in the maritime industries that refuse capture and […]

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