September 19, 2021

Some Notes On Blanchot And Disaster (Roger Green)

In this piece, I want to explore the distinction between the “state of exception” and the “disaster.” In doing so, I am also drawing on an interesting seminar that Joshua Ramey has been providing online for the general public called “Debt as Original Sin.” Following arguments in Devin Singh’s Divine Currency, Ramey sees indebtedness as […]

Surveillance Society – Panopticon In The Age Of Digital Media (Donna Susan Mathew), Part 2

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Surveillance in a Post 9/11 World It is rather difficult and impossible to impose regulation on mass surveillance technologies as they evolve at a rapid rate, making any law or regulation redundant in a span of a couple of years. […]

Surveillance Society – Panopticon In The Age Of Digital Media (Donna Susan Mathew), Part 1

The following is the first of a two-part series. “The social technologies we see in use today are fundamentally panoptical – the architecture of participation is inherently an architecture of surveillance.” – Joshua-Michéle Ross The concept of the “Panopticon” as derived by Jeremy Bentham  is one of the most significant reference points to surveillance ethics […]

Disaster Communism, Disaster Capitalism, Or Simply Disaster? Thoughts On Žižek’s PANdemIC! (Carl Raschke)

“There is no return to normal, the new ‘normal’ will have to be constructed on the ruins of our old lives, or we will find ourselves in a new barbarism whose signs are already clearly discernible.”  Thus writes the Slovenian philosophical “rock star” Slavoj Žižek in his quick and dirty little book, entitled PANdemIC!: Covid-19 […]