By Peter Lamborn WIlson
Whilst Peter Lamborn Wilson despatched us the pile of paper that at last grew to become this publication (and the non secular sequence) shall we now not were extra overjoyed. Peter has been a writing desktop for many years and it'd be effortless to overlook out at the form of writing that he likes top. Punchy, idiosyncratic manifestos (of a sort). This choice of Peter's Anarchist Ephemera is full of center and astute observations.
All plans for "saving the area" finally leisure at the assumption that humanity needs to endure a transformation of middle. the ambiguity here's that if this variation have been to take place, no plans will be had to lead to a "different world." The switch of center, the several attention, will be in itself the very shift in path, the Reversion to human and non secular values required for "salvation." break the machinic brain and there'd be no use to destroy the particular machines.
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Noetic Terror ism The only way to save the avant-garde & move forward beyond the point where aesthetics disintegrates in the desiccation of market subj ectivities-however exquisite is by moving backward. Don't say you can't turn back the clock-you do it every year, dupe of daylight savings time-as if you could add or subtract one hour from light hy bureaucratic fiat. The really progressive position is reversion. 4. l nstaSonnet Finally after all those re-makes I grok HG Wells War of the Worlds and how Orson Welles scared the shit out of half of New Jersey with it-i .
But in New York the sides of busses bear advertisements for various . dot. com's www offering incomprehensible "services" purveyed by young models with postmodern attitude problems; the TV screen merges with the computer screen in an ecstasy of sheer vacuity, a seduction empty of content-a culture of video tombstones and talk shows for the Dead. In the early 1 990s I attended a long series of conferences in Europe, nearly all of them devoted primarily to communication theory & specifically to the Net.
No more "progress" can be expected in this field. Refinements, yes, But E=MC2 and that's final. Similarly one can theorize that a terminal condition of information has been attained through the Net. " Apparently there is no more "hierarchy" of information ("information wants to be free"-just like Global Capital). But if everything is known (as passive event so to speak) why should I pursue knowl edge in an active mode? My action of knowing means noth- ing in a universe where everything is known.
Anarchist Ephemera by Peter Lamborn WIlson