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Means of production - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
"Digital manufacturing with 3D printers is for some enthusiasts an anti-consumer concept, promising a return to a craft ethos and an end to outsourcing. But this may not be the real future of the technique."
makers  making  craft  production  3d  printing 
july 2013 by tsuomela
The Insourcing Boom - Charles Fishman - The Atlantic
"After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone. An exploration of the startling, sustainable, just-getting-started return of industry to the United States."
business  business-model  outsourcing  american  economics  capitalism  production  manufacturing 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Do It Yourself: Creating a Producer Society | Progressive Policy Institute
Yet, in some ways, a new producer society is already taking shape all across the country, driven by very real grassroots movements in tinkering, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, entrepreneurship, and even manufacturing.
production  economics  work  labor  peer-production  society  citizen-science 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Producing Ideology? « Larval Subjects .
"As both later Sartre and Badiou recognized, the only way to produce change is through the production of collectives or subject-groups capable of lifting us out of seriality. Yet the only way to produce collectives is through the formation of a sensus communis. This means that questions of the distribution of meanings, of ideological sequences, is crucial to any leftist project. It means that questions of “the sense of the world”, to quote Nancy’s term, are central to leftist political engagement. A recognition of this, I believe, is why thinkers like Badiou and Zizek have, of late, been so interested in the figure of Saint Paul. Yet such questions of distribution cannot simply focus on what senses are distributed, but must also focus on strategies of distribution. Enough for now."
politics  progressive  community  ideology  production  tea-party  economics 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Useless Labor and Production of the Self < PopMatters
This whole set-up, in turn, fuels the view that narcissism and hipsterism are increasing society-wide, since self-production in the mode of marketing copy (developing the personal brand) is more and more what people do, if not for a living, then simply to appear, to be socially relevant.
self-presentation  production  self  online  culture  technology  capitalism  consumerism  consumption  labor  society 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Self-Reliant Film
Self-Reliant Film was started in November 2005 by Paul Harrill.

The purpose of the blog is to champion small-crew, low-budget, and regional filmmaking.
weblog-individual  filmmaking  art  cinema  movies  video  production 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Notional Slurry » r/K selection and cultural dynamics
How have you participated, in other words? Because consuming isn’t participating. It’s not creating if you don’t modify it and pass it along, in kind, enhanced somehow.
culture  commons  labor  craft  production 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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