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.
Burru’s Abominable Dialectic:
Nicolas Rey’s autrement, la Molussie
Machinic Capitalism and Network Surplus Value:
Towards a Political Economy of the Turing Machine.
Libidinal Economy, 1973. (selected quotes)
originally published in Tiqqun II, 1999.
The World as Phantom and Matrix, 1956.
All the King’s Men, 1963.
Correspondance avec un cyberneticien, 1963.