Tiqqun’s Introduction to Civil War” book release at Issue Project Room

Wednesday, October 20 · 8:00 pm

Come celebrate the launch of the new book Introduction to Civil War by Tiqqun It will be an evening of fire and words hosted by translators Alexander Galloway and Jason Smith.

“Society no longer exists, at least in the sense of a differentiated whole. There is only a tangle of norms and mechanisms through which THEY hold together the scattered tatters of the global bio-political fabric, through which THEY prevent its violent disintegration. Empire is the administrator of this desolation, the supreme manager of a process of this listless implosion.” –Tiqqun

Alexander R. Galloway is an associate professor at New York University, author, and programmer. He is a founding member of the software collective RSG and creator of the Carnivore and Kriegspiel projects. The New York Times recently described his work as “conceptually sharp, visually compelling and completely attuned to the political moment.” Galloway is the author of Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization (MIT Press, 2004), Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture (Minnesota, 2006), and The Exploit: A Theory of Networks (with Eugene Thacker; Minnesota, 2007).

Jason Smith is a writer who lives in Los Angeles.

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