November 29, 2020

S01E42 - Moira Weigel on Palantir, Tech-Nationalism & Aggression in the Life-World

In her work Moira Weigel takes a close look at the liaison between technology and nationalism. For this the dissertation of Palantir’s CEO, Alex C. Karp, is a surprisingly revealing document.

Shownotes

Moira Weigel’s Website:
http://www.moiraweigel.com/

Moira on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/moiragweigel

Moira Weigel at Harvard:
https://cyber.harvard.edu/people/moira-weigel-0

"Voices from the Valley. Tech Workers Talk About What They Do--and How They Do It." (2020) by Ben Taroff and Moira Weigel:
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374538675

"Palantir Goes to the Frankfurt School" (2020) by Moira Weigel:
https://www.boundary2.org/2020/07/moira-weigel-palantir-goes-to-the-frankfurt-school/Moira (full article)

"Labor of Love. The Invention of Dating." (2018) by Moira Weigel:
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374713133

German translation: „Dating. Eine Kulturgeschichte“:
https://www.randomhouse.de/Taschenbuch/Dating/Moira-Weigel/btb/e517578.rhd

Logic Magazine, founded by Moira Weigel:
https://logicmag.io/

Homepage Data Society
https://datasociety.net/

Literature mentioned in the Interview:

"Aggression in der Lebenswelt: Die Erweiterung des Parsonsschen Konzepts der Aggression durch die Beschreibung des Zusammenhangs von Jargon, Aggression und Kultur" (2002) by Alexander C. Karp:
https://d-nb.info/966060652/34 (PDF)

"Here's How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled White Nationalism Into The Mainstream" (2017) by Joseph Bernstein:
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/heres-how-breitbart-and-milo-smuggled-white-nationalism (full article online)

"The Jargon of Authenticity" (1973, orig.: 1964) by Theodor W. Adorno:
https://nupress.northwestern.edu/content/jargon-authenticity

German: "Jargon der Eigentlichkeit - Zur deutschen Ideologie" (1964): https://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/jargon_der_eigentlichkeit-theodor_w_adorno_10091.html

"The Californian Ideology" (1996) by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249004663_The_Californian_Ideology (PDF link)
http://www.imaginaryfutures.net/2007/04/17/the-californian-ideology-2/ (full article online)

"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" (2019) by Shoshana Zuboff:
https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/shoshana-zuboff/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism/9781610395694/

"Subprime Attention Crisis. Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet" (2020) by Tim Hwang: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374538651 

Additional Shownotes:

Homepage Tech Workers Coalition:
https://techworkerscoalition.org/

Wiki on Techno-nationalism:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno-nationalism

Wiki on Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Paypal and Palantir Technologies:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Thiel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies

Wiki on Nick Land, philosopher & Co-Founder CCRU:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Land
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybernetic_Culture_Research_Unit

Wiki on Curtis Yarvin (aka Mencius Moldbug):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Yarvin

Further Future Histories Episodes on related topics:

Episode 16 with Richard Barbrook on Imaginary Futures:
https://futurehistories.podbean.com/e/s01e16-richard-barbrook

(German) Episode 22 mit Anna-Verena Nosthoff und Felix Maschewski zu digitaler Verführung, sozialer Kontrolle und der Gesellschaft der Wearables:
https://futurehistories.podbean.com/e/s01e22-nosthoff-maschewski

(German) Episode 29 mit Thorsten Thiel zu Demokratie in der digitalen Konstellation:
https://futurehistories.podbean.com/e/s01e29-thorsten-thiel

(German) Episode 30 mit Paul Feigelfeld zu alternativen Zukünften, Unvollständigkeit & dem Sein in der Technik:
https://futurehistories.podbean.com/e/s01e30-paul-feigelfeld

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Episode Keywords:

#FutureHistories, #Podcast, #DataPolitics, #MoiraWeigel, #Palantir, #SiliconValley, #VoicesFromTheValley, #TechNationalism #Techno-Nationalism, #Tech-Nationalism, #BenTarnoff, #Interview, #Society, #PeterThiel, #AlexanderKarp, #LogicMagazine, #Democracy, #AttentionCrisis, #CalifornianIdeology, #TechWorkers, #SurveillanceCapitalism, #Überwachungskapitalismus, #ShoshanaZuboff, #RichardBarbrook

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