[-empyre-] A open call to our subscribers: Week 1: New Year/New Tools and Technologies

Brian Holmes bhcontinentaldrift at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 10:20:26 AEDT 2015

On 02/04/2015 02:41 AM, Renate Terese Ferro wrote:

> We are hoping that all of our subscribers, both active participants and
> lurkers, will post a couple of times this month to share
> your current work and what tools and or technologies you are using to that
> end.

For Eric Schmidt, "the Internet is dead." This seems to be a typical 
case of capitalist enterprise running ahead beyond the speed of ordinary 
human beings. The difference today is that climate change makes us all 
reevaluate everything. Not just the Internet, but everyone living and 
especially the youngest (not to mention the birds and the bees) are 
condemned by this relentless speed.

Over the last year, Rozalinda Borcila and I have tried to look into the 
circulation of capital on our home grounds, in and around Chicago:


Over the past four years, with a veritable multitude of collaborators, I 
have tried to tease out some of the histories of the great capitalist 


All of this work rests on the foundations provided by my friends in the 
Compass group:


Eric Schmidt considers all these things to be dead on arrival. 
Apparently he doesn't care about his own life's work. Well, I just can't 
accustom myself to zombiehood. Each of the three websites is a set of 
incomplete clues to a social activity, a live one, with which you are 
all welcome to engage, online or if you should come to our "fair" city.

best to everyone, Brian

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