/ cyber / - nihilistic technofetishists





15%

Uploading...


Thumbnail

Discussion of all cybersocialism and Cockshott related topics
report delete

COCKSHOTT's READING LIST IS DOWN! THE SERVER IS DOWN, THIS IS NOW THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN ACCESS IT!
report delete

Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

3 new cockshott memes
report delete

everyone also watch cockshott's video series on materialism:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKVcO3co5aCBv0m0fAjoOy1U4mOs_Y8QM
should be mandatory viewing for all marxists
report delete


Thumbnail

Thumbnail

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding...


Welcome to /cyber/, a board for discussion of cyberpunk, science fiction, science fact, mathematics, left political economy, cybersocialism, and lots of other cool stuff.
report delete

this thread also serves as an effortpost general as it is stickied, it is not subject to the 2 week deletion rule
report delete


Thumbnail

A classic, must read cyberpunk novel.
Audiobook (read by gibson himself): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DFSvbkQaD0&list=PLYn090EvNBcinpVcrKNmYAHojxP7pnYC1
report delete


Thumbnail

What does leftypol think of Le Guin?

She was an anarchist and a science fiction writer who was extremely influential in the 1960s and beyond.
[Le Guin] was an American author best known for her works of speculative fiction, including science fiction works set in her Hainish universe, and the Earthsea fantasy series. She was first published in 1959, and her literary career spanned nearly sixty years, yielding more than twenty novels and over a hundred short stories, in addition to poetry, literary criticism, translations, and children's books. Frequently described as an author of science fiction, Le Guin has also been called a "major voice in American Letters" and herself said she would prefer to be known as an "American novelist".
report delete


Thumbnail

Burning Chrome (1986) is a collection of short stories written by William Gibson. Most of the stories take place in Gibson's Sprawl, a shared setting for most of his cyberpunk work. Many of the ideas and themes explored in the short stories were later revisited in Gibson's popular Sprawl trilogy.

Burning Chrome includes:

"Johnny Mnemonic"
"The Gernsback Continuum"
"Fragments of a Hologram Rose"
"The Belonging Kind," with John Shirley
"Hinterlands"
"Red Star, Winter Orbit," with Bruce Sterling
"New Rose Hotel"
"The Winter Market"
"Dogfight," with Michael Swanwick
"Burning Chrome"

AUDIOBOOK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOkNme6WRSA
report delete

Thumbnail

The inducer‘s light is burning now. Parker lies in darkness, recalling the thousand fragments of the hologram rose. A hologram has this quality: Recovered and illuminated, each fragment will reveal the whole image of the rose. Falling toward delta, he sees himself the rose, each of his scattered fragments revealing a whole he‘ll never know – stolen credit cards – a burned out suburb – planetary conjunctions of a stranger – a tank burning on a highway – a flat packet of drugs – a switchblade honed on concrete, thin as pain. Thinking: We‘re each other‘s fragments, and was it always this way?


William Gibson, "Fragments of a Hologram Rose"
report delete


Thumbnail

what does leftypol think of the venus project and the idea of a resource-based economy in general?
report delete


Thumbnail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcD2QQiguCM

Understanding Spinoza with Neal Grossman

Neal Grossman, PhD, is an emeritus associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is author of Conversations with Socrates and Plato: How a Post-Materialist Social Order Can Solve the Challenges of Modern Life and Insure Our Survival. He is also author of The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mind.

Here he points out that the 17th century philosopher, Benedict Spinoza, was excommunicated from the Jewish community of Amsterdam. He did not believe that God was wholly separate from creation, but rather that the universe is created from God and is, therefore part of God. We are like cells in the body of God. Spinoza was a rationalist. The main thrust of his philosophy was to enable individuals to have the experience of unity with the divine. As such, he was one of philosophy's greatest mystics.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.
report delete

another great audio series on Spinoza (narrated by Charlton Heston)
a pretty good intro to Spinoza's thought

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvQlqocDO4BRRKx_zvuzSqHNWgncg6YtO

------------------------------------------------------
report delete


Thumbnail

Thumbnail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1oJAjVLuP4&list=PLeP4eulMEXiMQWB-SUjsPwbOzEdhP4xBn

The sages of ancient India discovered that atma - the inner divinity or conscious essence of each person - is the true source of happiness. Failing to recognize that inner source of happiness, one endlessly seeks lasting happiness in the world without success.

report delete