Smart Territorialities

As extractive democracies become reality, classic definitions of the State as ‘an entity holding a monopoly of power over a defined population in a set territory’ unravel, as do the revolutionary imaginaries rooted in them. With worlds turning smart, political physics dismantling law, post-physiocrat populations replacing people, prosumers cannibalizing citizens, platforms undoing territories, everything changes.… Continue reading Smart Territorialities

Replicant Repression 1. From Haussmann to the Olympics

Haussmann, Paris: The epitome of analog architectural aggression. Begun in mid-century and infamous for razing the dirty lanes and small back alleys of the 1866 Paris Commune to both expel bad elements and make space for avenues long and broad enough to permit military movement and straight enough to shoot with canons at barricades. La… Continue reading Replicant Repression 1. From Haussmann to the Olympics