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Trakhtenberg, Anna

The author describes the evolution of the Internet analysis in modern critical theory. The utopian hope to make Internet the basis for the transition from “great society” to “great community” dissolves into the search of new methods for organizing “war of position” on Internet. The article describes how anti-capitalist critic sees Internet as transcendental object and revelation of “Electric Sublime”.


Keywords: the Internet, “Electric Sublime”, “Universal Machine”, instrumental logics, alternate sociality, alternate reality, the surmount of the body, speculative software.



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