The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

October 19, 2004

the argument so far
flattened boundaries of classical entities solidifed into singularities
files of steeped and reconfigured symbolics
digital wholes and visualities

(may have sent this before, in which case apologies - Alan)

Harvard University Press & McKenzie Wark
invite you to a party to celebrate
McKenzie's new book, A Hacker Manifesto.

6-8PM Thursday 21st October
The Orozco Room
New School University
66 w 12th st, 7th floor

with DJ Javier Feliu



"What Ken Wark's book does is take us deep into the
philosophy of hacking: it gives us a new way of seeing those
irreverent folks who play for keeps with digital culture. It's
not every day that you get a book that takes you deep into
the realm of practical analysis of the ways that we abstract
thought and action in search for more kicks on-line."
 	Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid

"Ours is once again an age of manifestos. Wark's book
challenges the new regime of property relations with all the
epigrammatic vitality, conceptual innovation, and
revolutionary enthusiasm of the great manifestos."
 	Michael Hardt, co-author of Empire

"Wark's quality is to generate general theory out of singular
experiences. Peculiar identities are liberated from their
ghetto subculture contexts and turned into hegemonic
politics. Hacking, according to Wark, is not a belief system
but an emancipatory toolbox, ready to be used throughout
 	Geert Lovink, author of Dark Fiber

"Wark's manifesto is an opening salvo in this fresh form of
class warfare. We have moved from the handloom weavers
to the hackers, but the social logic remains the same... A
searching, thoughtful meditation. The question that inspires
it--where are the sources of resistance in postindustrial
capitalism?--is a compelling one. This is a perceptive,
provocative study, packed to the seams with acute analysis."
 	Terry Eagleton, The Nation

"Type hello to the nascent "hacker class," Wark's loose
confederation of fixers, file sharers, inventors, shut-ins,
philosophers, programmers, and pirates... The Lang College
professor's ambitious A Hacker Manifesto Googles for signs
of hope in this cyber-global-corporate-brute world of ours,
and he fixes on the hackers, macro-savvy visionaries from all
fields who "hack" the relationships and meanings the rest of
us take for granted. If we hackers-of words, computers,
sound, science, etc.-organize into a working, sociopolitical
class, Wark argues, then the world can be ours."
 	Hua Hsu, Village Voice

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