In 1998, they looked toward The Shape of Punk to Come. Now, the highly influential Swedish punk band Refused returns with Freedom, their first album in 17 years. It is a mix of extreme left political vitriol, hokey mid-tempo riffing and an awkwardly placed pop sheen.
Thoughts on Liturgy's new album "The Ark Work" which re-contextualizes black metal tropes in the face of often harsh critical attitudes.
Juno Calypso examines feminism, the gaze and photography in her series 'Joyce'.
Reflections on the music and the importance of the 'extreme music' pioneers Swans after their recent sold-out performances in New York City.
Alex Juhasz explores feminism, YouTube and pedagogy in this piece for Lady Justice.
Attending to the unattended.
Marc Yearsley on work and play in the digital age.
You're always working online, especially when you're not working online.
Some factories have disappeared, driven from our borders towards cheaper labor and less regulation. As both the metaphysical and experiential nature of labor changes, the factory must take on some new forms.
Embracing the heat death.
What I think is significant about Jeremy England's most recent work on the statistical mechanics of self-replication.
On Marx and the contradictions of capitalism.
Some thoughts about time and selfhood based on the thermodynamic understanding of living organization.
The postmodern economics of information.
While today communication technologies represent essentially infinite possibility and value, it originally presented an obstacle to the revolution of industrial production.
On the development of industrial machines.
A look into the content, value, and effect of labor.
Massive Attack v Adam Curtis is a work of strange and singular genius that invites you to think deeply about history, power, progress and our part in shaping the future.
What is entropy and why am I making it all the time?
Explaining the drive behind the semantics.
In which I claim that life is natural.
Any thing worth anything needs protecting. How, by whom, and from what? If the Internet is our most precious resource, then shall we afford it every available protection? There are a host of security measures in place on the Internet to protect against a variety of cyber-crimes. What better than a test? This is the CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart.