Archive for March 2016

Zero Podcast #62: Marx on Machines

Mar 31st, 2016 | By

Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, Chapter 15 entitled “Machinery and Modern Industry” is the topic this week as Andy Marshall and Andrew Kliman return to the podcast. For people who have been paying close attention you might realize that Andy, Andrew and I have been reading Capital together for a little over a year, and that

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Zero Squared #61: Minds, Value, and Irrational Numbers

Mar 24th, 2016 | By

Andy Marshall and I have read philosophy together for something like four years now, and this week’s episode is a recording of what was to be a discussion of Chapter 15 of Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, but what turned into a debate about the difference between the natural sciences and social science, matter and mind,

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Zero Books, Summer Reading, Libraries

Mar 21st, 2016 | By

This coming summer, starting on the 20th of June, twenty or more Zero Books authors from around the world are going to give book readings in the local branches of their public libraries. The idea is to work against the notion that summer reading is always “escapist,” to propose that escaping from Capitalist Realism and

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Zero Squared #60: Marx/Adorno at the PNCA

Mar 17th, 2016 | By

Last week Douglas Lain gave presentation at the Pacific Northwest College of Arts. After a discussion of Zero Books, Doug gave a presentation on the Critique of the Gotha Program and Theodor Adorno. Also included in this presentation was Brendan Cooney’s video on Abstract Labor and a 70s advertisement for the Polaroid SX-70. Special thanks

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Zero Squared #59: It’s Not Over

Mar 9th, 2016 | By

Pete Dolack has been published on a variety of political and literary topics, mostly pertaining to contemporary issues. He has been published multiple times in the peer-reviewed academic journal Working USA: The Journal of Labor & Society, and currently is published regularly by the online popular magazines CounterPunch and ZNet. His book, It’s Not Over:

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Zero Squared #58: Memory, Spirit, and Christopher Hitchens

Mar 2nd, 2016 | By

Stefany Anne Golberg is a writer for magazines such as The Smart Set, the former Critic-in Residence at Drexel University, a multi-media artist, and a founding member of Flux Factory, an arts collective in New York. Her husband Morgan Meis has a PhD in Philosophy is a founding member of Flux Factory as well, and

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