Algorithms of Capital

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  • Book: Algorithms of Capital. Ed./curated by Matteo Pasquinelli.

URL = http://matteopasquinelli.com/algorithms-of-capital/

Description

The book is based on the #Acclerationisty politics. Anyway the above link is to Italian version. Yet most of the articles are already online in English.


Contents

the links to English versions:

  • Accelerate: Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics by Alex

Williams and Nick Srnicek http://syntheticedifice.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/accelerate-manifesto-for-an-accelerationist-politics/

  • Reflections on the Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics by Toni

Negri: http://syntheticedifice.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/riflessioni-sul-manifesto-per-una-politica-accelerazionista/

  • Mattoe Pasquinelli:

“To Anticipate and Accelerate: Italian Operaismo and Reading Marx’s Notion of Organic Composition of Capital”, Rethinking Marxism journal, vol. 26, n. 2, 2014.

http://matteopasquinelli.com/anticipate-an

“The Power of Abstraction and Its Antagonism. On Some Problems Common to Contemporary Neuroscience and the Theory of Cognitive Capitalism”,Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism, Part 2. Berlin: Archive Books, 2014.: http://matteopasquinelli.com/power-of-abstraction/]

  • Red stack attack! Algorithms, capital and the automation of the common

– by Tiziana Terranova: http://quaderni.sanprecario.info/2014/02/red-stack-attack-algorithms-capital-and-the-automation-of-the-common-di-tiziana-terranova/

  • #Celerity: A Critique of the Manifesto for an Accelerationist

Politics: http://syntheticedifice.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/celerity-a-critique-of-the-manifesto-for-an-accelerationist-politics/

Discussion

Orsan Senalp:

"Here is how I would formulate a part of the code needs yet to be put in algorithms:

I agree with many others who think global working class is currently making it self through ongoing and intensifying struggles. In my opinion any form of self-organisation of the global working classes needs to be, simultaneously very well grounded, transnational, and global. It also needs to be open to all the working people, so free [gratis and accessible] to enter and leave, designed as modularly integrated organized networks linking workers [including hacker-, academic-, art-, sex-. ... so on workers], social-environmental-cultural-informational-sexual justice activists.

Adoptable principles, in form of the 'code', which can be pre-determined, as well as the coding process itself needs to be very well documented, totally open and accesible to local, workplace, neighbourhood, issue based, activist or other forms of political collectives. In a way similar to Anonymous, 15M, Occupy, Gezi. or other decentralized forms, but with more structured and open working protocols, as it is in FLOSS projects, or grassroots and worker cooperatives. It sould not be including membership, service, representation type logics that leads to reproduction of disempowerment for the involving nodes. It should not be organized by intellectual activists from out side in, and from top down towards the working class. With an opposite perspective, it should be designed by volunteer participation based on self-governing and representation principles. It should be able to put forward creative, assertive and effective direct non-violent mass action, which makes fun of and ridicule the target by allowing the formation of collective intelligence. Therefore active peer to peer self-learninig should be the core cultural production and learning principle. Instead of having teachers who must show the right and enlightented road to the candidate working class members, who needs to get a self-consciousness, a global and networked labour union should be providing working people with the access to the tools, resources and key networks that would make self- empowerment easily possible. By linking spaces where continious open exchanges take place and carry the energy from one space to other. Utilizing How to(s), Do it Yourself and Do it With Others guides, in online and real world context, by FLOSS communication tools as well as mass-action tactics it would replace top down (issue-anger-action) organizing model, which would allow self-articulation, respectful and collaborative working praxis by harmonized through peer to peer digital communication -where possible and desirable, as well as face to face and secure meetings, cultural and recreational events cultural events. It should be collaboraing with other organizations, creative and productive projects that undermines capitalist mode of production and develop the algorithms and codes of alternative modes, as operating systems that could replace capitalism. Such global network needs to grow by linking existing radical networks groups of activists, hackers, organizers, makers, DIY groups, squatters, eco-willages, diggers, immigrants, asylum seekers, solidarity networks, and so on. In a way all nodes could associate with the globally networked ties, while keeping their autonomy.

So instead of #Accelerate motto, i would suggest some thing like: "All empower one, one empower all!"