This is weird, but here’s my craigslist roommate posting for when I move to Montreal. If you’re there and know someone who’s looking for a roomie come August, please feel free to pass this on to them. Thanks kittens.
I have a feeling Tyler would make an excellent roommate: so hey there Montreal folks, help him find a great place!
“Instead of a politics thought primarily in terms of resistance, playful and momentary aesthetic disruptions,the immediate specificity of local projects, and struggles for hegemony within a capitalist parliamentary setting, the communist horizon impresses upon us the necessity to abolish…
I’ve been in comps mode lately. It’s been fantastic. Also, really been digging Gang of Four—disappointed I hadn’t come across them sooner.
DIY Weapons of the Syrian Rebels
Nearly two years after the start of Syria’s popular uprising, the conflict has evolved into a slow-moving, brutal civil war with many players and no clear end in sight. Multiple rebel groups across the country continue to fight President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, using any weapons they can get their hands on. While the rebels are using many modern weapons, they’ve also come up with their own makeshift solutions. In these weapons workshops, anti-aircraft guns are welded to pickup trucks and armor shields are attached to machine guns and cars. Mortar shell nose cones are turned on lathes and explosives are mixed by hand. Homemade grenades are launched by jury-rigged shotguns or giant slingshots in the urban battlefields of Aleppo and Damascus. Gathered here are a few examples of the hand-built munitions of the Syrian rebels.
We tend to think about repetition as doing the same thing over and over. But, for Deleuze (and for Kierkegaard), repetition is forward movement, a process of surging ahead differently. If you were the same, there’d be no movement. This changes the very way we think about identity. Rather than being this fixed thing, we are creatures who repeat ourselves (hopefully) — not by doing the same thing over and over but by picking ourselves up and dancing ourselves forward. We are ever anew in the becoming we are.
With repetition, identity is nomadic: always somewhere different, always home."Daniel Coffeen (via deleuzingmymind)
“Dancing ourselves forward” is so great, yes(via adornoble)
Barricades in Paris during the Paris Commune, 1871.
Oh man, not only does this volume have essays by Negri, Bologna, Guattari, Debord, Virno, Tronti, Virilio, and Deleuze (plus an essay called “Hegel and the Wobblies”), it ends with a comic strip of the Aldo Moro kidnapping.
While I can understand your anti-Vision stance being that the Mainlander was founded and edited by COPE executive director Sean Antrim, I don’t think think it’s at all fair to name me (specifically) and my work with Vision as a contributing factor to Waldorf Entertainment’s current situation.
For the better part of the last decade I’ve worked tirelessly to strengthen and enrich Vancouver’s independent cultural community (via Music Waste, Victory Square Block Party, Only Magazine), not to mention countless other events. I’d like to think that would’ve superseded any single event I may have organized for Vision. It’s more than any of the writers of this article have done for the community, I’m sure.
So go fuck yourselves and your self-righteous bullshit. You are no different that the NPA-mouthpiece citycaucus.com. You don’t actually care about this issue, you just want to take Vision down a notch. And I could care less about your political manoeuvring, just don’t drag me into it."
Cam ruined the scene, guys.
So I don’t think it’s accurate or fair to reduce the Mainlander to a COPE mouthpiece. Nor is it fair to argue that this specific piece, aiming in part to show developer strategies in the city, including the close relationship to municipal government, is cynical (the bad kind) political maneuvering. Coming at Vision in the way the article does could I guess be seen as such, but what the authors suggest is solidarity and community organizing to combat displacement—tangible fucking strategies for long term opposition to developers. What it demonstrates in coming to this conclusion is the diffusion of power, or potential power of cultural workers as a political force, by ceding it to official, nominally progressive political, parties.
I don’t know Reed, but I’m sure he’s done fantastic work for the city’s independent cultural community (I’m more or less a Vancouver noob and really have no business commenting on this aspect, but respect where it’s due); and I think the wisdom of naming him in the article can be questioned. However, just how to organize resistance to displacement is super important, obvs, and I think his characterization of the article (and the Mainlander) is, as I’ve said, unfair and misses the point.
wow. further proof that obama is trying to force the usa into embracing hegelian dialectics.
the opposition clearly forms a unity within the whole, ny times.
like, at all.
Like many thinkers of his time, [Spinoza] is one of the philosophers who have said most profoundly: „you know, you are born neither reasonable, nor free, nor intelligent. If you become reasonable, if you become free, etc., it is a matter of a becoming. But there is no author who is more indif-…