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  • Will MPs let the government ram through its Brexit deal in three days?
    by Patrick Maguire on 21/10/2019 at 17:54

    The DUP and ex-Tories have suggested they could oppose the government’s tight timetable for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.  Ministers will attempt to ram the Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the Commons in just three days, Jacob Rees-Mogg announced at the despatch box this evening. With its second reading kicking off tomorrow, the government intends to have all Commons stages of the bill finished by Thursday night. But might MPs deny them their accelerated timetable? Crucial to the passage of the government’s programme motion tomorrow will be the 10 votes of the DUP, whose objections to the deal look insoluble. Arlene Foster’s MPs have made clear they will do […]

  • This question from John Redwood spells trouble for the government
    by Stephen Bush on 21/10/2019 at 17:17

    The Wokingham MP’s understanding of the deal he backs looks a little thin.  There was a revealing moment in the House of Commons a moment ago: Julian Smith, the Northern Ireland Secretary was taking questions that were notionally about the continued absence of devolved government in Northern Ireland, but quickly spread to cover the Brexit deal and its arrangements for avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland. One intervention was particularly striking: from John Redwood, the committed ultra-Brexiteer MP, who referred to the discontent about Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal’s provision for the Irish border, and asked Smith why the government didn’t just bring […]

  • Why devolution in Northern Ireland is further away than ever
    by Patrick Maguire on 21/10/2019 at 17:15

    Julian Smith has appealed to parties to enter new talks – but they are plainly unwilling. After Stormont’s first sitting in more than 1,000 days collapsed amid predictable acrimony in under an hour this afternoon, what next for devolution in Northern Ireland? Those parties didn’t turned up today – and, indeed, those that didn’t – are all asking for variations on the same thing: “intensive talks” to restore an executive. That demand will cause more than a little consternation in Julian Smith’s office. Sources close to the Northern Ireland Secretary point out that he has engaged in frequent talks with the individual parties since […]

  • What happens next for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal?
    by Ailbhe Rea on 21/10/2019 at 16:47

    A step-by-step guide to what’s likely to happen over the next few days. The Speaker, John Bercow, has rejected the government’s request to hold another meaningful vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal today. Although the government will perform annoyance about this decision, it was almost certain to happen: MPs voted on the same question on Saturday, and there is a rule that the same matter cannot be voted on twice in the same session of parliament, unless it has been substantially changed. So what happens next? Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) Today the government will begin to introduce the actual legislation required to make Boris Johnson’s deal law in the […]

  • How Chinese censorship became a global export
    by Will Dunn on 21/10/2019 at 16:32

    The party-state’s need to control the message increasingly dictates freedom of speech in Europe and the US. Each year, teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) play a handful of pre-season games in countries around the world, to broaden the reach of American basketball into other markets. The first of these “Global Games” to be played in China took place in 2004, when the Houston Rockets played the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai. Since then, China – where basketball is among the most popular sports – has become the NBA’s main international focus. From 2015-2018, all of the pre-season exhibition matches took place in China. But this […]

  • Lego-spomenik
    by Viktor Ivančić on 21/10/2019 at 09:04

    Novosti – U Josipdolu je obavljena komunalno-građevinska operacija premještanja spomenika žrtvama fašističkog terora 1941-1945. iz centra ovog mjesta na obližnje pravoslavno groblje. The post Lego-spomenik appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Metastaziranje političke neodgovornosti
    by Žarko Puhovski on 21/10/2019 at 08:59

    Ideje – Predavanje na Kongresu studenata prava: U Hrvatskoj službeno postoje dvije verzije ustavnoga teksta – ona Ustavnoga suda i ona saborskoga Odbora za Ustav, Poslovnik i politički sustav. The post Metastaziranje političke neodgovornosti appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Genijalnost ili samoubistvo
    by Judith Butler on 21/10/2019 at 08:45

    Donald Tramp je rekao da može da ubije čoveka nasred Pete avenije i da ipak pobedi na izborima. Imunitet od zakona je postao definicija moći i zato bi gubitak tog imuniteta bio njegova propast. The post Genijalnost ili samoubistvo appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Tajna iz Krušika II
    by Sofija Mandić on 21/10/2019 at 07:42

    Status uzbunjivača iz Krušika se ispostavio kao upitan sa stanovišta domaćeg zakona. To je jedva dočekao predsednik Srbije i zadovoljno zaključio da Obradović nije uzbunjivač. The post Tajna iz Krušika II appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Bežačka zona
    by Nadežda Milenković on 21/10/2019 at 07:09

    Kada je gradonačelnik umesto gradonačelnika ukoričio svoja sabrana dela, žitelji Beograda su sabrali njegova nedela i uputili mu javnu kritiku. Neknjiževnu ali sasvim ljudsku. The post Bežačka zona appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Kad preci marširaju: Besmrtni puk
    by Milan Subotić on 19/10/2019 at 12:03

    Poglavlje iz knjige Napred, u prošlost: Živih veterana je bilo sve manje, pa su njihovo mesto zauzimali potomci čije je pamćenje oblikovano porodičnim pričama i uspomenama. The post Kad preci marširaju: Besmrtni puk appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Bilježnica Robija K.: Deklaracija o pranju mozga
    by Viktor Ivančić on 19/10/2019 at 10:37

    Kad ti kažu da moraš bit ponosan zato šta si Hrvat sakrij se negdi nasamo i provjeri jel se osjećaš ponosan. Ako ništa ne osjećaš pitaj za savjet dida. The post Bilježnica Robija K.: Deklaracija o pranju mozga appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Kao i jučer
    by Saša Ilić on 19/10/2019 at 09:12

    Iz novog romana Pas i kontrabas, odlomak posvećen Predragu Luciću: Ena je prva izašla i rekla: Jebote, more, konačno. Stavila je naočare za sunce i, hodajući po plitkom snegu, uputila se prema rivi. The post Kao i jučer appeared first on Peščanik.

  • U ćorsokaku
    by Vlada Stanković on 19/10/2019 at 08:54

    Fotografije sa sastanka sa Pensom svedoče o tome kako je, iako je Turska dobila privremenu kontrolu nad 32 kilometra sirijske pogranične teritorije – sam Erdogan izgubio sve. The post U ćorsokaku appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Budi građaNIN
    by Emisija on 19/10/2019 at 08:26

    VIDEO – 3. tribina (ukupno 22-a) Nije Filozofski ćutati na Filozofskom fakultetu u Beogradu, goste bira NIN: Filip David, Danica Popović, Zoran Kesić, Dejan Tiago Stanković i Milan Ćulibrk. The post Budi građaNIN appeared first on Peščanik.

  • NASA to Provide Coverage of Key Events at 70th International Astronautical Congress
    on 18/10/2019 at 21:48

    NASA will provide live coverage on NASA Television of key events at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which takes place Oct. 21-25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.

  • In-Space News Conference to Review First All-Woman Spacewalk
    on 18/10/2019 at 19:19

    NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will participate in a news conference from orbit at noon EDT, Monday, Oct. 21, following their Friday spacewalk – the first to be conducted by two women.

  • NASA’s Planetary Protection Review Addresses Changing Reality of Space Exploration
    on 18/10/2019 at 15:14

    NASA released a report Friday with recommendations from the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB) the agency established in response to a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report and a recommendation from the NASA Advisory Council.

  • Get your mind blown by the glorious acid rock of Pretty Things side project, Electric Banana, 1969
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 18/10/2019 at 10:34

      From 1967-1978, the British band the Pretty Things

  • NASA to Televise First All-Female Spacewalk, Host Media Teleconference
    on 17/10/2019 at 19:42

    On the first ever all-female spacewalk, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside the International Space Station about 7:50 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 18, to replace faulty equipment on the station’s exterior. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

  • NASA Invites Media to Launch of Solar Orbiter Spacecraft
    on 16/10/2019 at 22:49

    NASA has opened media accreditation for the Feb. 5, 2020, launch of Solar Orbiter – a joint NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) mission that will address central questions concerning our star, the Sun.

  • Ruben Brave reports from post-truth conference in Malta
    by Geert Lovink on 16/10/2019 at 18:34

    By Ruben Brave On October 10/11 2019 I presented our applied science project Make Media Great Again (MMGA) at the Post-Truth Society from Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust conference on Malta; an initiative of new media teacher of the University of Malta and founding Director of the Commonwealth Centre […

  • NASA to Discuss Planetary Protection Review’s Findings and Recommendations
    on 16/10/2019 at 16:01

    NASA will host a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 18, to discuss recommendations presented by the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB), established in June 2019 by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.

  • NASA Administrator Selects Douglas Loverro as Next Human Spaceflight Head
    on 16/10/2019 at 13:44

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Wednesday named Douglas Loverro as the agency’s new associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Loverro succeeds former astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, who has been acting associate administrator since July.

  • Spooktacular album covers for Halloween
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 16/10/2019 at 12:33

      Fuck Winter—Halloween’s coming! Moving apartment, packing and unpacking boxes of belongings, I rediscovered a few old LPs and cassette recordings of the likes of Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and David McCallum telling tales of terrible things I’d long forgotten. Suppressed memory, you might say….

  • How to Spot a Digital Philosopher
    by ARG on 15/10/2019 at 18:55

    The expression “Digital Philosophy” has a specific meaning. Recently I’ve tried to expand that meaning to include other thinkers and traditions from throughout history, not just those who claim, improbably, that “the world is a giant computer.” I’m thinking, for instance, of Richard Dedekind’s work on arithmetic, or the Wittgenstein of the Tractatus, or Leibniz’s

  • Talks in Zurich, Weimar, and Berlin
    by ARG on 15/10/2019 at 18:34

    Please join me for upcoming talks on “Media and Mathematics” in Zurich, Weimar, and Berlin. I’ll be speaking at the ZHdK in Zurich for their Herbstakademie on “Nach dem Digitalen. Konjunkturen des Postdigitalen” [After the Digital Turn – Beyond the Digital] on Saturday, Oct 19th at 2:30pm. Then, again on Monday, Oct 21st at 4:30pm, I will be

  • NASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk
    on 15/10/2019 at 17:19

    NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss this week’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website.

  • Witches, bats, and black cats: The fairy tale art of Arthur Rackham
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 15/10/2019 at 11:48

    An illustration by Arthur Rackham for the story ‘Jorinda and Joringle’ from ‘Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.’ The caption for the illustration in the book read ‘By day she made herself into a Screech-owl. Or a Cat” as the cat is actually a shape-shifting witch. …

  • This hideous Captain Beefheart designer silk shirt can be yours for only $1285
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 11/10/2019 at 12:16

    ‘Crepe and Black Lamp,’ by Don Van Vliet, 1986 oil on canvas, 148 x 122 cm / 58.25 x 48 inches   And here it is, the thing you never thought you’d see, a $1285 silk designer shirt emblazoned with a painting by Don Van Vliet, the artist formerly known as Captain Beefheart. I did a search on Beefheart…

  • Amsterdam Design Manifesto Nominated for the Simon Mari Pruys Prize
    by Barbara Dubbeldam on 11/10/2019 at 08:07

    The Amsterdam Design Manifesto by Mieke Gerritzen and Geert Lovink is one of three nominees for the Simon Mari Pruys Prize for design criticism. The Pruys jury, consisting of Kirsten Algera (design historian, critic and editor-in-chief of MacGuffin magazine), Jan Boelen (rector at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design), and Hicham Khalidi (director of the Van Eyck, […

  • NASA Spacecraft Launches on Mission to Explore Frontier of Space
    on 11/10/2019 at 02:29

    After successfully launching Thursday night, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts.

  • NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station
    on 10/10/2019 at 17:06

    NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 17, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 12th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.

  • Gene Clark’s sublime, treasured cult album, ‘No Other’ (with DM premieres)
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 10/10/2019 at 09:56

      In the early 1970s, the original lineup of the Byrds reconvened, and though the reunion was short-lived, a self-titled LP was produced for David Geffen’s Asylum Records. Based on founding member Gene Clark’s contributions to the record, Clark was signed to a solo…

  • Roddy McDowall reads two horror stories by H. P. Lovecraft
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 09/10/2019 at 12:38

      Of an October evening, as I prep the house for All Hallow’s Eve—water the pumpkin patch and marinade the eyes of newts—I take great comfort in listening to those wonderfully ghoulish tales of horror as told by the likes of Vincent Price or Boris Karloff on the old…

  • ‘(This is Known as) The Blues Scale’: Outtakes from the Sonic Youth / Nirvana ’91 European Tour
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 07/10/2019 at 22:33

      While the approximate year of when punk rock actually “broke” into the mainstream differs from who you talk to or the weight of cultural references, it could be said that the year 1991 was an indication of a shift in the underground. Or at least it…

  • FOOD FIGHT! Nirvana gets thrown out of their record release party on Friday the 13th, 1991
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 04/10/2019 at 13:47

    The invitation for the ‘Nevermind’ record release party held at Re-bar in Seattle on September 13th, 1991.  “Nevermind Triskaidekaphobia, Here’s Nirvana. On Friday the 13th, join Nirvana and DGC Records for a release party in honor of Nirvana’s DGC debut album Nevermind. Edible food,…

  • Funk priestess Betty Davis calls out her record company in ‘Stars Starve, You Know,’ 1976
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 04/10/2019 at 13:43

      By the mid 1970s, Betty Davis

  • ‘Our Hobby is Depeche Mode’: Exclusive premiere of the ‘lost’ Depeche Mode documentary
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 02/10/2019 at 10:17

      Sometimes things get lost because it’s easier that way. Like Jeremy Deller’s and Nicholas Abrahams’ 2007 documentary on Depeche Mode fans called Our Hobby is Depeche Mode (aka The Posters Came from the Walls). No one’s quite sure what happened there. Maybe it was accidentally filed under “F” for…

  • „Hoće li sloboda umeti da peva kao što su sužnji pevali o njoj?“
    by Dejan Anđelković on 30/07/2019 at 15:36

    „Jednom prilikom Delez je odredio operaciju moći kao odvajanje ljudi od onoga što mogu, to jest od njihove moći. Aktivne snage sprečene su u svom vršenju, ili zato što su lišene materijalnih uslova koje vršenje čine mogućim, ili zato što neka zabrana to vršenje čini nemogućim. U oba slučaja moć – ovo je njen najugnjetavačkiji

  • Relearn 2019
    by Donato Spinelli on 27/06/2019 at 14:14

    Relearn is a collective learning experiment and also a summer school that addressed to students, artists, teachers from all backgrounds and disciplines. The 2019 edition took place at Varia in Rotterdam on 7th-9th June, then in Brussels on 21st – 22nd at Hacktiris and finally on 06th-08th September in Paris at La Générale. The purpose […

  • Hacking Capitalist Realism: on serendipity, social innovation and emancipatory politics – Interview with Sebastian Olma
    by Luca Recano on 24/06/2019 at 13:48

    14/05/2019 – Luca Recano and Sebastian Olma   Sebastian Olma is Professor in “Autonomy in Art, Design & Technology” at “Avans” University of Applied Sciences in Breda and Den Bosch in the Netherlands. He lives in Amsterdam. For years he has been dealing with social and cultural criticism, in particular with regard to the politics […

  • Zamnom, drugovi piloti, plovite u bezdan…
    by Slobodan Mijušković on 20/06/2019 at 10:55

    Sto godina od prvog izlaganja Belog kvadrata na belom Kazimira Maljeviča… 27. Aprila 1919. godine otvorena je u Moskvi izložba pod nazivom „Bespredmetno stvaralaštvo i suprematizam“. Bila je to deseta po redu u nizu tzv. Državnih izložbi pod okriljem Odeljenja za likovne umetnosti Narodnog komesarijata za prosvetu. Prema katalogu bilo je izloženo 220 radova devetoro umetnika i

  • Rachel O’ Dwyer: The Bank of Facebook
    by Geert Lovink on 19/06/2019 at 07:12

    Marshall McLuhan argued that money is communication. This rings particularly true at a time when so many platforms are entering the payments space. The US payments app Venmo has created a social network for payments, while the Chinese mobile messaging app WeChat has created social and playful ways of exchanging payments as messages, even incorporating the traditional Chinese ‘Hung Bao’ (red envelopes) into the payments process.

  • Please fill out the Urgent Publishing Survey and help us find new strategies in post-truth times
    by Sepp Eckenhaussen on 11/06/2019 at 11:21

    What kind of reading experiences do you look for? What kind of content do you read and where do you find it? Which (digital) tools, formats and forms of reading interest you? Insight in your preferences will help cultural publishers to keep their publishing urgent and experimental. Please help the Making Public-consortium by anonymously filling out […

  • Amsterdam Design Debat, @Droog, 28 mei 2019 17.00
    by Geert Lovink on 25/05/2019 at 18:26

    Hoewel we massaal bezig zijn met ontspullen, en we dus niet zitten te wachten op nog weer een nieuwe theepot of een andere stoel, groeit de aandacht voor design. Het label design wordt letterlijk overal opgeplakt. Wat is er aan de hand? Waarom is design zo populair? Dat is de vraag achter het Amsterdam Design […

  • Save the Date: MoneyLab #7 Amsterdam, 14-15 November 2019
    by Inte Gloerich on 17/04/2019 at 12:05

    MoneyLab #7: Geo-Politics of Financial Flows Save the date: Amsterdam, November 14 & 15, 2019. The Institute of Network Cultures is proud to announce the return of MoneyLab to Amsterdam: two days filled with presentations, workshops, performances and discussions by and with artists, academics, activists, geeks, and students about pressing financial issues. What is the […

  • News
    by ARG on 10/04/2019 at 15:26

    I’m happy to report that I’ve been named a Guggenheim Fellow and also a member at the Institute for Advanced Study. During the fellowship period I will be finishing a new book on the deep history of cybernetics.

  • The Artist is Present by Marina Abramović by Maurizio Cattelan
    by Svetlana Racanović on 06/04/2019 at 11:44

    Marina Abramović je rano u svojoj umjetničkoj praksi počela koristiti različite metode „ekstenziranja“ ili „apgrejdovanja“ svog i tijela svoje umjetnosti kako stvaranjem „prirodnih“ sklopova, spajanjem sa drugim prirodnim tijelima, životinja, minerala, metala, ljudi-posmatrača i sklopova sa neživim, tijelima predmeta, rekvizitima umjetničke (re)izvedbe, tako i „uklapanjima“ sa vještačkim, „protetičkim“ tijelima savremene tehnologije i masovnih medija kojima

  • Zojuist verschenen: Bilwet fascismemap (1983-1994)
    by Sepp Eckenhaussen on 27/03/2019 at 11:31

    Tussen 1983 en 1994 schreef de Stichting ter Bevordering van de Illegale Wetenschap (BILWET) een twintigtal teksten over hedendaags fascisme en verzamelde deze in een ‘fascismemap’. De map bevat onder andere een lezing over wolven, zes kleurplaten met Kuifje en Hitler, een analyse van getuigenissen van SS’ers, mijmeringen in Berlijn en een ambulant-wetenschappelijk artikel over filosofenmode. […

  • Peak Analog
    by ARG on 22/03/2019 at 20:13

    Oh for days long gone, when intellectuals sparred over “symbolic economies” and “cultural logics.” Gone are heady chats about the pleasures of textuality. How quaint would it seem today for a critic to proclaim, defiant, that there is nothing outside of the text. Who speaks that way any more? Who speaks of word, symbol, text,

  • Algorithmic Hate: Brenton Tarrant and the Dark Social Web by Luke Munn
    by Geert Lovink on 19/03/2019 at 09:03

    “From where did you receive/research/develop your beliefs? The internet, of course.” -Brenton Tarrant On Friday, March 15th 2019, at 1:40pm, Brenton Tarrant walked into the first of two mosques in central Christchurch and began shooting indiscriminately, leading to the deaths of 50 people. Already there has been speculation about what drove such an attack. For […

  • Talks in Virginia and North Carolina
    by ARG on 12/03/2019 at 17:00

    Please join me next week for talks in Virginia and North Carolina. On March 18 at 4:30pm, I’ll be speaking in the Humanities Institute at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. On March 20 at 3:30pm, I’ll be speaking at UNC-Chapel Hill for the Boundaries of Literature Symposium in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

  • General Formula for the Digital and the Analog
    by ARG on 20/02/2019 at 13:40

    Euclid is remembered as a geometer, when he is remembered at all. But Euclid’s Elements was an omnibus compendium of all mathematical knowledge known to him at the time, beginning with the first mathematics, geometry, then addressing ratio and proportion–that is, logos and analogos–and ultimately arithmetic, irrationality, and other topics. “There is hardly anything in

  • Plakanje u umetnosti
    by Slobodan Mijušković on 16/02/2019 at 14:26

    Javno političko plakanje samo je jedna vrsta pod-žanra u okviru „medija“ masovnog prolivanja suza u raznovrsnim prostorima javnosti. U dokumentarnom filmu For Crying Out Loud (2011) engleska glumica, komičarka Džo Brend započinje svoje tv-istraživanje ovog fenomena jednostavnom konstatacijom da danas “gde god pogledate, neko plače“. Ne samo u tzv. reality ili talent shows programima, već