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  1. Aug 2020
  2. Jul 2020
    1. One of these semiotizing processes is the extraction, interpretation and reintegration of web data from and into human subjectivities.

      Machine automation becomes another “subjectivity” or “agentivity”—an influential one, because it is the one filtering and pushing content to humans.

      The means of this automated subjectivity is feeding data capitalism: more content, more interaction, more behavioral data produced by the users—data which is then captured (“dispossessed”), extracted, and transformed into prediction services, which render human behavior predictable, and therefore monetizable (Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surviellance Capitalism, 2019).

  3. Jul 2019
    1. One way to look at this is that when a new powerful medium of expression comes along that was not enough in our genes to be part of traditional cultures, it is something we need to learn how to get fluent with and use. Without the special learning, the new media will be mostly used to automate the old forms of thought. This will also have effects, especially if the new media is more efficient at what the old did: this can result in gluts, that act like legal drugs (as indeed are the industrial revolution’s ability to create sugar and fat, it can also overproduce stories, news, status, and new ways for oral discourse.
  4. Jul 2017
    1. This surplus value costs the capitalis,t ··nothing, and is a tangible symbol of the exploitation of wage-earners

      Surplus is an excess of production, but in the modes of production, it does not cost property owner anything to have surplus because property owner only pays for a flat rate for the cost of labor.

    2. wo. Because such peoples only produceenoughtoallowthemtoexistatsubsistencelevel,everyonehas to work. There is no surplus propert

      An amount of something greater than that needed to ensure basic survival.

    1. Surplus

      Goes in hand with the notion that the core of capitalism is exploitation. The output produced by a worker is greater than the actual price of the workers salary. The difference between the value generated and what is paid out is the surplus which is then consummed by the bourgousie or owners /capitalists.