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Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford
Lewis Mumford, KBE (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford. Life[edit] Mumford was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1912.[2] He studied at the City College of New York and The New School for Social Research, but became ill with tuberculosis and never finished his degree. Mumford's earliest books in the field of literary criticism have had a lasting impact on contemporary American literary criticism. In his early writings on urban life, Mumford was optimistic about human abilities and wrote that the human race would use electricity and mass communication to build a better world for all humankind.

Technics and Civilization Technics and Civilization is a 1934 book by American philosopher and historian of technology Lewis Mumford. The book presents the history of technology and its role in shaping and being shaped by civilizations. According to Mumford, modern technology has its roots in the Middle Ages rather than in the Industrial Revolution. Background[edit] Apart from its significance as a monumental work of scholarship in several disciplines, Mumford explicitly positioned the book as a call-to-action for the human race to consider its options in the face of the threats to its survival posed by possible ecological catastrophe or industrialised warfare. Synopsis[edit] Mumford divides the development of technology into three overlapping phases: eotechnic, paleotechnic and neotechnic.[1] The first phase of technically civilized life (AD 1000 to 1800) begins with the clock, to Mumford the most important basis for the development of capitalism because time thereby becomes fungible (thus transferable).

The Gnostic Religion: Hans Jonas Book Description Publication Date: 16 Jan 2001 The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity Frequently Bought Together Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item? 4.0 out of 5 stars Most Helpful Customer Reviews 10 of 11 people found the following review helpful Format:Paperback "...all investigations of detail over the last half century have proved divergent rather than convergent, and leave us with a portrait of Gnosticism in which the absence of a unifying character seems to be the salient feature" - Hans Jonas, Preface, 1958 No modern writer that I am aware of has brought life to Gnosticism as Jonas has. Jonas provides a broad sweep of the conditions at the time Gnosticism developed at the beginning of the Christian era.

prisoner page | Green Anarchy Sorry for the lack of Updates To whom it may concern. sorry for the lack of updates, this was due to us being unable to edit anything on this site, the problem is now solved. Lastest prisoner List ECO-DEFENSE PRISONERS Marco Camenisch, Postfach 3143, CH-8105 Regensdorf, Switzerland. Serving 18 years: Ten years for using explosives to destroy electricity pylons leading from nuclear power stations and Eight years for the murder of a Swiss Boarder Guard whilst on the … Continue reading Welcome to Green Anarchy Another page has turned in the story of Green Anarchy, and we hope to have this site up and running again soon after the hiatus. Forget IQ, Collective Intelligence is the New Measure of Smart (video We may focus on the stories of individual genius, but it will be harnessing the intelligence of the collective that enables humanity to solve its future problems. Do you know your IQ, that little number that’s supposed to measure how smart you are? Forget it. Collective intelligence can include distributed computing. Another reason why CI will dominate IQ is that individual intelligence is subsumed by the collective. To this end, CCI at MIT is working to understand and guide collective intelligence. Collective intelligence can also take the form of collective art or creativity. Kim-Ung Yong might be the world’s smartest man, his IQ is reportedly 210. [sources: Indiana University, CCI at MIT]

Neil Postman Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who is best known by the general public for his 1985 book about television, Amusing Ourselves to Death. For more than forty years, he was associated with New York University. Postman was a humanist, who believed that "new technology can never substitute for human values". Biography[edit] Postman was born to a Jewish family in New York City, where he would spent most of his life.[1] In 1953, he graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia where he played basketball.[2][3] At Teachers College, Columbia University he was awarded a master's degree in 1955 and an Ed.D in 1958.[2] In 1959, he began teaching at New York University (NYU).[2] He died of lung cancer in Flushing, Queens on October 5, 2003.[2] Works[edit] Amusing Ourselves to Death[edit] Amusing Ourselves to Death was translated into eight languages and sold 200,000 copies worldwide. Informing Ourselves to Death[edit]

Proteste in aller Welt - Heiliger Zorn der Jugend - Politik Anzeige Die englischen Unruhen hatten einen Fehler: Sie mündeten in sinnlose Randale. Die Blödheit der Randalierer hat es der Regierung erleichtert, in der eigenen Dummheit zu verharren. So leicht machen es die jungen Demonstranten im Rest der Welt ihren Regierungen nicht. Sie demonstrieren friedlich für eine Demokratie, die ihrem eigenen Anspruch gerecht wird: gemeinsam die Zukunft zu gestalten. Ein Kommentar von Heribert Prantl Die Scherben sind zusammengekehrt; die Schaufenster werden neu verglast; Sneakers und Flachbildschirme stehen wieder im Regal; und die ersten Randalierer von London sind kräftig verurteilt. Der britische Premierminister David Cameron hat die jungen Plünderer für krank erklärt und zur Heilung angekündigt, dass ihren Familien die Sozialhilfe entzogen wird. Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun So leicht machen es die jungen Demonstranten in Spanien und Portugal ihren Regierungen nicht, auch nicht die in Kairo, Tel Aviv und Santiago de Chile. Die Reise nach Jerusalem

Wikinews and Multiperspectival Reporting | MIT Center for Future Civic Media Wikinews is a wiki in which users write news articles collaboratively. The project, established in 2004, is run by the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that also supports Wikipedia. Wikinews has produced over 37,000 articles in 22 languages, with roughly one quarter of those in the English language version of the site. Comparing Wikinews to other “participatory” news sites such as Ohmynews and Indymedia, Axel Bruns contrasted “multiperspectival coverage of the news” with the Wikinews collaborative model. Other commentators have also blamed NPOV and its consensus requirement for Wikinews’ travails. An example from Wikinews illustrates this point. Aaron’s article was quickly and strongly attacked by several other editors on the site. Aaron’s selection of article topic was politically motivated. Google News currently aggregates news from more than 4,500 English-language news sources.

Introduction—“Animism” Anselm Franke For the Summer 2012 issue of e-flux journal we are very pleased to present a special “Animism” issue guest-edited by Anselm Franke, curator of the exhibition by the same name. Even if you missed Animism on tour in Europe since it began at Extra City and MUHKA in Antwerp in 2010, you have probably learned of its encompassing mobilization of the systems of inclusion and exclusion defining “science” and “culture.” The various stages of the exhibition have shown the discourse of animism to be a crucial skeleton key for releasing the deadlocks formed by the repressed religious, teleological, and colonial foundations of modernity—the hysteria within its narrative that continues to shape the exhibition formats and sensibilities we are tethered to. The fifth iteration of Animism is now on view at e-flux in New York until July 28. —Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle A ghost is haunting modernity—the ghost of animism. © 2012 e-flux and the author

Karl Marx-Friedrich Engels - Die heilige Familie - IV. Kapitel 1. "Die Union ouvrière" der Flora Tristan <19> Die französischen Sozialisten behaupten: Der Arbeiter macht alles, produziert alles, und dabei hat er kein Recht, keinen Besitz, kurz und gut nichts. "Um alles schaffen zu können, dazu gehört ein stärkeres als ein Arbeiterbewußtsein. Die Kritik vollendet sich hier zu jener Höhe der Abstraktion, in der sie bloß ihre eigenen Gedankenschöpfungen und aller Wirklichkeit widersprechenden Allgemeinheiten für "Etwas", ja für "Alles" ansieht. Der Arbeiter schafft nichts, weil seine Arbeit eine einzeln bleibende, auf sein bloß individuelles Bedürfnis berechnete ist, also weil die einzelnen, zusammengehörigen Zweige der Arbeit in dieser jetzigen Weltordnung getrennt, ja gegeneinander gestellt sind, kurz, weil die Arbeit nicht organisiert ist. "Flora Tristan gibt uns ein Beispiel jenes weiblichen Dogmatismus, der eine Formel haben will und sich dieselbe aus den Kategorien des Bestehenden bildet." 2. 3. Gegenstand! 4. Charakterisierende Übersetzung Nr. 1

Home | Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) - Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) An Order of Forest: Notes on “Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection” by Anna Lownhaupt Tsing (Princeton University Press, 2005) | systems Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s most recent book proposes “friction” as a paradigm through which to understand the overlapping and often conflicting objectives of social entities that coalesce around the forest resources of the South Kalimantan region of Borneo. Tsing claims to pioneer a new method for understanding how “local” and “global” intersect through the actions of different groups such as the Meratus Dayak who inhabit South Kalimantan, Indonesian students’ nature clubs, Suharto and post-Suharto governments, foreign mining and timber corporations, and international and domestic NGO’s. While it has become quite commonplace to direct social-scientific fieldwork towards the study of local-global imbrications, Tsing’s work is noteworthy for her deft and continual movement between a particular place and its global tentacles—not only when chronicling the activities of the Meratus Dayak, but also when dealing with international NGO’s and corporations. offers a vivid image of global friction. Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray (eds) New publication with texts from the project transform. Contributors: Boris Buden, Rosalyn Deutsche, Marcelo Expósito, Marina Garcés, Brian Holmes, Jens Kastner, Maurizio Lazzarato, Isabell Lorey, Nina Möntmann, Stefan Nowotny, Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo, Simon Sheikh, Hito Steyerl, Universidad Nómada, Paolo Virno 14 09 08 - Tom Waibel In her DVD-project “Antonio Negri. 14 09 08 - Amira Gad Amira Gad's dissertation from 2009 investigates the notion of institutional critique defined as an art practice that questions, comments and criticizes the very institutions involved in the production, display and commerce of art. The spanish autonomous publisher Traficantes de Sueños announces a reader including 12 out of more than 100 transversal-texts published during the transform project. Gerald Raunig / Stefan Nowotny | Wien: Turia + Kant 2008 12 09 08 - Martin Büsser 18 06 08 - Rodrigo Nunes Department of Justice Fails to Appeal Dismissal.

eco-phenomenology | How should we think of nature? What is Ecophenomenology? David Wood (2001) The Need for a Rapprochment with Naturalism In this section, Wood delineates naturalism from the phenomenological project, whereby naturalism is concerned primarily with the laws of causality. He throws out a few adjectives that we might associate with naturalism: “functional explanations and relations of succession, conjunction, and concatenation” (78-9). The phenomenological standpoint, on the other hand, views causality as but one dimension that structures the possibility of factuality, and in particular, perception. My initial assumption would fall in line with someone like Heidegger, who contends that space time is an ontic consideration and that the goal of fundamental ontology is to unearth the intentional underpinnings that anchor this view. The problem with Wood’s intital question, I think is that he seems to be framing phenomenology and naturalism as diametrically oppositional. The Plexity of Time Time as Invisible III. IV. V. VI.

Jakob von Uexküll Jakob Johann von Uexküll, 1903 "Early Scheme for a circular Feedback Circle" from Theoretische Biologie 1920. Small circular Feedback Pictograms between the Text Schematic view of a cycle as an early biocyberneticist Jakob Johann Baron von Uexküll (8 September 1864 - 25 July 1944) was a Baltic German biologist who worked in the fields of muscular physiology, animal behaviour studies, and the cybernetics of life. However, his most notable contribution is the notion of umwelt, used by semiotician Thomas Sebeok and philosopher Martin Heidegger. Early life[edit] The son of Alexander Baron von Uexküll and Sophie von Hahn, Jakob von Uexküll was born in the Keblas estate, Mihkli, Governorate of Estonia.[1] His aristocratic family lost most of their fortune by expropriation during the Russian Revolution. Uexküll was interested in how living beings perceive their environment(s). Umwelt[edit] Uexküll defines the umwelt as the perceptual world in which an organism exists and acts as a subject.