Full Unemployment Cinema: World on a Wire (Cybernetics)

Published to coincide with a screening of Welt am Draht / World on a Wire (Part II) directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (1973)

Sunday 31 March 2013

[World on a Wire is] a very beautiful story that depicts a world where one is able to make projections of people using a computer. And, of course, this leads to the uncertainty of whether someone himself is a projection, since in the virtual world projections resemble reality. Perhaps another, larger world has made us as a virtual one? In this sense it deals with the old philosophical model, which here takes on a certain horror. R.W. Fassbinder

Based on Daniel F. Galouye's novel "Simulacron Three" Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 2 part TV production is a science-fiction classic that explores the notion of a computer-generated other world, pre-dating The Matrix by 26 years.

Pamphlet contents

1.Michael Sicinski
Burru’s Abominable Dialectic:
Nicolas Rey’s autrement, la Molussie
2.Matteo Pasquinelli
Machinic Capitalism and Network Surplus Value:
Towards a Political Economy of the Turing Machine.
(excerpt)
3.Jean-Francois Lyotard
Libidinal Economy, 1973. (selected quotes)
4.Tiqqun
Cybernetic Hypothesis,
originally published in Tiqqun II, 1999.
(selected quotes)
5.Gunther Anders
The World as Phantom and Matrix, 1956.
(selected quotes)
6.Situationist International
All the King’s Men, 1963.
7.Guy Debord
Correspondance avec un cyberneticien, 1963.

More info: http://unemployedcinema.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/0-0-1-89-511-luisacorna-4...

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