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CONTENTS #2: they are several.

 An introduction to Cara Baldwin’s contribution, they are several. At the end of April, when Cara was compiling links related to a situation in which Facebook shut down the pages of dozens of anti cuts groups in the UK, I invited her to use the platform of CONTENTS (at that point more of an idea than a platform) as a tool to organize and make public this research. It seemed to be another instance (after Wikileaks and then the government imposed internet cutoff in Egypt during the revolution) of power swiftly and decisively intervening in the infrastructure that supported a certain type of horizontal organizing or dissemination.…

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CONTENTS #1: USERSHIP

The first issue of Contents is a contribution from Stephen Wright on "Usership." For the past few years I've been fascinated by Stephen's ideas about invisibility, use, and redundancy, all of which come into play in the writing below.
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Continental Drift: Control Society/ Metamorphosis

On the weekend before the March 4th state-wide UC strike, we  invite you to participatein a two-day theory convergence, a “Continental Drift” seminar with the Paris-based theorist, Brian Holmes. Past Drifts has taken a variety of forms in its manifestations at 16 Beaver (2004-2006) in New York, or through the Midwest’s radical culture corridor (2008); and here in Los Angeles it will confront a California whose infrastructure is crumbling, whose government is disfunctional, and whose public education  is in crisis  from  the space of an autonomous education alternative.

Although this Continental Drift is situated here, in a time of  occupations and walkouts, it will connect the changes occurring at our universities to the emergence of a neoliberal control society over the past few decades.…

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