for a more up-to-date and fast paced peek at adam curtis’s thinking (also to laugh at the interaction between curtis and brand, which just get better up to the end), here is a podcast episode. take notes, as we will have nothing to refer to otherwise!
we’ll be watching an episode of an adam curtis documentary (probably one of the episodes from century of the self). he’s done a ton of series, and i encourage folks to watch many. they’re pretty dense, and funny (brit humor), and not anarchist at all, but provocative for us. Even if we’ve already figured some of his points out, his spin is interesting.
(some of his series: century of the self, power of nightmares, the trap, all watched over by machines of loving grace, bitter lake, and hypernormalisation. most are available on youtube.)
daniel doesn’t think we’ll like this, so we must read and enjoy tearing it to pieces? or… not?
not sure if it is supposed to be the first article or the second, but neither is very long. and both are good.
thanks to daniel’s search-fu, here is the vampire squid reading cosmo was extolling. this reading was originally introduced to me by a previous study group philosophy-head, sam, who was ahead of his time.
there were two readings discussed last night. the first link that got to me is this one on musical improv and anarchist organization (it’s also shorter to read), so it’s for next week.
i will post the link to vampire squids here too if/when i get it, so that people can get a head start on reading it if they want to.
we’ll be reading preliminary notes on modes of reproduction, a piece from Baedan #1, among other worthy publications (that are harder to find).
and we’re on the search for good anarcha-feminist writings on issues with identity, so if you have thoughts on this, hook us up.
this week we’re reading no selves to abolish, published in hostis 2, and the proposal for next week is to read an as yet undetermined article by wilderson. if you have suggestions for wilderson, you can comment here (helpful if it’s available online). (the group has already read a couple of interviews with him, so maybe something new?)
we’re reading the continuing appeal again, this time with a specific focus on what perlman has to say about the differences and connections between nations and states, both in terms of territory, and in terms of cultural and/or ethnic autonomy. if you’ve done any reading on this topic, you can link them in the comments here, and we can do some supplemental reading too (for those who have time).
(not deep, and unclearly cited, but this link is sort of fun http://listverse.com/2016/06/29/10-instances-of-anarchist-societies-that-actually-worked/)
korvin rejects adding their own link, so here it is
“for mainstream liberals, but asks some interesting questions”
(10/10) we will look into this article by noel ignatiev (significant for starting race traitor, an interesting take on fighting racist behavior and expectations by white people). this piece is about redneck revolt, among other things. worth talking about anyway.