In this contribution Alberto Toscano, sociologist at Goldsmiths, discusses the assumptions of the Invisible Committee’s L’insurrection Qui Vient. In contrast to the Committee’s insurrectional metaphor of interrupting the “perpetuum mobile”¹, Toscano draws on works that highlight the “repurposing” of translocal lines of supply in order “to think of logistics not just as the site of interruption, but as the stake of enduring and articulated struggles.” Continue reading
Derek Gregory had a recent post on his blog in which he discusses infrastructures and logistics of war; the inbound and “outbound flows that aim to provide ‘uninterrupted support to the warfighter’.”
War and distance: logistics.
A new weapon’s systems has been developed which uses the ubiquity of shipping containers as it is housed in a 40-footer: Club-K Container Missile System
The series focuses on containers and containerization as a thematic umbrella under which to consider the social, economic, and cultural impact of the shipping container.
The Traveling Box: Containers as the Global Icon of our Era – UCTV – University of California Television.
Fascinating piece by Ben Mendelsohn on the material infrastructure of virtuality, featuring Stephen Graham and Saskia Sassen.
Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors from Ben Mendelsohn on Vimeo.
Lower Manhattan’s 60 Hudson Street is one of the world’s most concentrated hubs of Internet connectivity. This short documentary peeks inside, offering a glimpse of the massive material infrastructure that makes the Internet possible.
Written and edited by Ben Mendelsohn
Shot and animated by Alex Chohlas-Wood
Featuring interviews with Stephen Graham, Saskia Sassen, Dave Timmes of Telx, Rich Miller of datacenterknowledge.com, Stephen Klenert of Atlantic Metro Communications, and Josh Wallace of the City of Palo Alto Utilities.