Silicon is nature! Silicon is nature calculating itself. If you leave out
the part of engineers who write little structures on silicon you see one part of matter calculating the rest of matter.
Pier Vittorio Aureli summarizes the history of architecture as the process of subjecting humans to ever more abstraction. In fact, the reduction of human life seen in Howard’s concrete villages and Corbusier’s machine à habiter started long before, with the monastery.
As organizations, they can also take on a powerful institutional role, solidifying economies and cultures in their image over time.
South Koreans are the world’s third-biggest spenders on skin care, after consumers in Hong Kong and Japan.
While the proliferation of lines has
normalized a certain kind of reversibility, the early geopolitics of The Stack also sees the fortification of intentional camps and bunkers, with some populations excluded from movement and transaction and others stationed in networks of enclaves absorbing capital by centripetal force.
as forms, these grids are the diagram of forces frozen, just as its forces are the form of the diagram made
Resistance to variability is probably the biggest source of disagreement. Eric Coulet, Director of La Capelière, a 13,000 ha reserve within the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, is perfectly blunt.
“ Agriculture does not like chance. What they want is the same system with big production each year, and what I want is every year different and unpredictable.” Unpredictability underpins the greater biological diversity that conservationists value.
Up to the 19th Century, development was basically agricultural (particularly involving sheep farming), and was confined to the highest parts of the fluvio-paludal Camargue. The large-scale exploitation of the salinas began in 1856. The development of rice growing after the Second World War led to the creation of a massive hydraulic infrastructure.
“One thing Jared always tells Donald is that if the New York Times and cable news mattered, he would be at 1 percent in the polls,” says the source.
Not only labor loses its power on the terrain of third nature. So too does the capitalist class. Here capital has to be understood in the specific sense of the class that owns the means of production. In many cases this is no longer a locus of power. The vector can route around not just labor but capital too. The ascendant power over both labor and capital is the vectoralist class. It does not control land or industry anymore, just information. It does not claim its share of the surplus as rent or profit, but as interest.
One consequence of this isolation is the division that DWYL creates among workers, largely along class lines. Work becomes divided into two opposing classes: that which is lovable (creative, intellectual, socially prestigious) and that which is not (repetitive, unintellectual, undistinguished). Those in the lovable work camp are vastly more privileged in terms of wealth, social status, education, society’s racial biases, and political clout, while comprising a small minority of the workforce.