What Reena really wanted to know was why – in a night club, for example – do we chose, always and above all, that nothing happens?”
We really need an analysis of algorithmic conditions and their paradoxes and ambiguities that gives them an adequate framework and horizon. But instead we currently seem to be finding an algorithmic solution of the algorithmic, much as digital solutions are being offered for the problems of the digital public sphere, in the way that IT corporations, for example, use exclusively mathematical procedures to evaluate and delete “fake news,” inappropriate portrayals, or the violation of personal rights. This tends to result in a circularity that leaves the drawing of boundaries and raising of barriers solely to programming, instead of restoring them to our ethical conscience and understanding of what the social could mean today. The machine, by contrast, remains alien to any mechanical limitation—just as its inability to decide lies in the impossibility of self-calculation. The nucleus of digital culture should instead be sought where the cultural of culture is located:...
Die falsche Münze unserer Träume
Hyman P. Minsky
L'hypothèse d'instabilité financière
Sozialismus des Kapitals
Le spectre du capital
Whatever is addressed in the elevator responds to a prior occurrence much as, inevitably, it will have an aftereffect.