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A political manifesto

Yavor Tarinski: Concepts for Democratic and Ecological Society,

DIRECT DEMOCRACY: We need a new social system with commons and decline. And it is possible to achieve it. We have enough experience and knowledge from previous times. It's just a matter of getting started, writes Yavor Tarinski in a recent debate book.

The animated paradigm

Deborah Levitt: The Animatic Apparatus

TECHNOLOGY: What can we say about the ever-increasing technological and state-of-the-art sphere we live in? Animations and simulations appear more and more as "living organisms", while biological life has increasingly become "artificial".

Too much is governed by the recognizable, the reproducible, the interchangeable

Alexander Hooke: Alphonso Lingis and Existential Genealogy

VIDEN: Where is it that, according to author Alexander Hooke, "does not fit into a familiar cultural epic pattern, opera, tragedy, romance, ballet, comedy, vaudeville, sitcom, or farce"?

The children of neoliberalism live in front of the screen

Shaun Scott :: Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the US from 1982-Present

: Author Shaun Scott uses fragments from his own life, neoliberal economic politics, pop culture, sports and video games to describe and understand the millennial generation.

All-right and the policy of the overtramp

Angela Suddenly: Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-right

: Angela Nagle laments all-right and explains why the movement has become a success story.

Imaginary meetings

Jessica Sequeira: Other Paradises. Poetic Approaches to Thinking in a Technological Age

: How are we going to evolve in the age of technology? Author Jessica Sequeira believes that we have rich opportunities to develop living thinking in the face of technology.

New authoritarian state power with good intentions

Josie Appleton: Officious: Rise of the Busybody State

: Regulations, devices and control – a new type of state power increasingly intervenes in daily life.