A HACKER MANIFESTO [version ] McKenzie Wark Manifestation. There is a double spooking the world, the double of abstraction. The fortunes of states. Buy A Hacker Manifesto on ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. In the widespread revolt against commodified information, Wark sees a utopian promise, beyond property, and a new progressive class, the hacker class, who.

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Yet despite pauses and setbacks, the class wqrk drives his- tory into abstraction and abstraction into history. Those parts are so good though that it’s worth learning Wark’s terminology and patiently picking through this book.

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Ihe history produced in the institutions of the ruling classes makes history itself into a form of property. Where communication merely requires the repetition of this commodified difference, information is the production of the difference of difference. Every hacker is at one and the same time producer and product of the hack, and emerges in its singularity as the memory of the hack as process.

That which we create is mortgaged to others, and to manifrsto interests of others, to states and corporations who control the means for making worlds we alone discover. The agricultural hack sets flows of dispossessed peasants in motion, and they become, at best, workers, selling their labor to an emerging capitalist class. Nov 30, Jacob rated it really liked it. The hack pro- [1S8] J.

The hacker searches for a representation of what it is to be a hacker in the identities of other classes. In consequence of the rationalization of the work-process the human qualities and idiosyncrasies of the worker appear in- creasingly as mere sources of error. Hackers do not merely own, and profit by owning information. In this sense, hackers are creators and they wrak new ideas into the world.

The immaterial nature of information means that the possession by one of information need not deprive another of it. It yearns for a state that would recognise this oppressed ethnicity, or sexuality, but which is nevertheless still a desire for a state, and a state that, in the process, is not challenged as an statement of class interest, but is accepted as the judge of representation.


This is a treatise on the state of the free spirit in our information-driven economy. It’s a public declaration of principles for a radically new vision and a call to arms based on hackeer vision. Everything and anything is a code for the hacker to hack, be it “programming, language, poetic language, math, or music, curves or colourings” [3] and once hacked, they create the possibility for warkk things to enter the world.

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The slogan of the hacker class is not the workers of the world united, but the workings manifesyo the world untied. Everywhere one hears rumors of the hacker as the new form of juvenile delin- quent, or nihilist vandal, or servant of organized crime. The owners of the best lands face no effective competition, land be- property ing ultimately in fixed supply. To abstract is to ex- press the virtuality of nature, to make known some instance of its possibilities, to actualize a relation out of infinite rela- tionaHty, to manifest the manifold.

Rather, out of the multiplicity of natures, collective human agency can join its productive en- ergies with those that affirm nature’s own productivity.

This second nature consists of a sociality of ob- jects and subjects that may enter into relations of produc- tion for the further, quantitative, development as second na- ture.

Hardcoverpages. The production of information – both as an idea and as a thing – is our latest economic innovation. Chiudo citando l’ultimo paragrafo:. The con- tainment of free productivity within the representation of property, as managed by the state in the interests of the rul- ing class, may accelerate development for a time, but inevi- tably retards and distorts it in the end.

The hacker may education be duped by the blandishments of prestige and put virtuality in the service of conformity, professional elitism wari place of collective experience, and depart from the emergent culture of the hacker class.

Farmers form associations, workers form unions. Apr 28, Thomas rated it it was ok. There is an interest that the hacker class has in nature, but it is not in a representation of nature’s “harmony,” that nos- talgia that may be comfortably indulged in overdeveloped world. The farmer becomes a worker, and the worker, a slave. Hackers must sell their capacity for abstraction to a class that owns the means of production, the vectoralist class – the emergent waark class hacked our time.


The hacker waro have an ambivalent relationship to education. Produc- tion remains land based and dedicated to the valorization of land. warkk

A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark

Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. His nonsense books, mo …. Rivate property arose in opposition not only to feudal [I property, but also to traditional forms of the gift economy, which are a fetter to the increased productivity of the com- modity economy. We’ll need to do more than swap MP3s peer-to-peer and rip the latest Farrelly Brothers flick to bring transnational capital to its knees.

American non-fiction books books Philosophy books Books in philosophy of technology Works about information. Information is free not for the purpose of representing the world perfectly, but for expressing its difference from what is, and for expressing the cooperative force that transforms what is into what may be.

Is the struggle for the vectors really the primary contradiction today? In fact, the legal description of a piece of real property is called an “abstract.

The time is past due when hackers must come together with all maniresto the producing classes of the world – to liberate productive and inventive resources from the myth of scarcity. Information is no less real than physical matter, and is dependent on it for its existence. When un- I] information class poses greater dangers still. The pastoralist class has resisted education, other than as indoctrination in obedience.

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