[iDC] The New Socialism

Armin B. Wagner arminbw at mail.tuwien.ac.at
Sat Jun 20 12:12:26 UTC 2009

AW: Someone said that Brecht wanted everybody to think alike. I want  
everybody to think alike. But Brecht wanted to do it through  
Communism, in a way. Russia is doing it under government. It's  
happening here all by itself without being under a strict government;  
so, if its working without trying, why can't it work without being  
Communist? Everybody looks alike and acts alike, and we're getting  
more and more that way. I think everybody should be a machine. I think  
everybody should like everybody.

GS: Is that what Pop Art is all about?

AW: Yes. Its liking things.

GS: And liking things is like being a machine?

AW: Yes, because you do the same thing every time. You do it over and  
over again.

Andrew Warhola, interviewed by Gene R. Swenson, 1963

Am 20.06.2009 um 13:09 schrieb trebor at thing.net:

> Hi all,
> Kevin Kelly recently argued that the culture around new social media
> amounts to a new form of digital socialism. Having grown up under real
> existing socialism I'd say that he may be missing a thing or two but  
> you
> tell me...
> best,
> Trebor
> http://www.wired.com/print/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-06/nep_newsocialism
> The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online


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