Marx Generator

Nieuws, gepost door: puscii op 28/02/2012 02:02:29

Wanneer: 28/02/2012 - 15:35

PUSCII presenteert de Marx Generator: software die driemaal per dag op Twitter voorleest uit de klassieker Das Kapital van Karl Marx. De Marx Generator heeft daarvoor een eigen site, te vinden op Uiteraard zijn de lezingen ook te volgen via Twitter op @KarlMarxReader. De lezingen duren ongeveer een half uur en beginnen dagelijks om 10.00, 14.00 en 20.00 uur.

De Marx Generator is ontwikkeld uit onvrede over de effecten van social media op het politiek klimaat. Op de about-pagina valt daarover het volgende te lezen:

"In an age of global economic crisis it is peculiar to witness the role of social media in shaping mainstream political discourse. While the odds at stake are increasing, focus is drawn away from underlying political theory and pointed at the increasingly informal expressions of individual politicians.
Twitter has established itself as the dominant platform which imposes its framework onto the political arena, allowing for little more then the throwing back and forth of oneliners, bound by a maximum of 140 characters. The Marx Generator aims at reinstating critical theory within the realm of mainstream politics by actively engaging in its arena and feeding it with classic works that are becoming more relevant then ever.
By slicing up an entire book into short sentences and reading it out onto a network that demotes any attention span longer then eight seconds, we hope to promote a more intellectual approach towards the world around us.
This is not to say we regard ourselves Marxists or wish to institute the dicatorship of the proletariat (quite frankly, we rather dislike any kind of dictatorship). We do however regard the analysis of capitalism made by Marx as one of immense value for a basic understanding of economic crises. As such, we regard it a must-read for anyone involving themselves in politics."

Tags: internet Marx social-media

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