April 3rd, 2011

Manifesto of the Month

The Manifesto Manifesto
Luther Phillips

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1:There is an art form

 

1.1 There is an art to manifestos as there is an art to anything. Avoid this art form. Make other forms of art. There is no reason to make unfounded statements into strong declarative sentences. Do not believe yourself. Believe others first. Rather than holding yourself up as somehow a larger life form, remember that your unique perspective is a wondrous fallacy. Instead believe everything and anything. Be credulous.

 

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March 6th, 2011

Manifesto of the Month

Manifesto of Surrealism
Andre Breton

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So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that in the end this belief is lost. Man, that inveterate dreamer, daily more discontent with his destiny, has trouble assessing the objects he has been led to use, objects that his nonchalance has brought his way, or that he has earned through his own efforts, almost always through his own efforts, for he has agreed to work, at least he has not refused to try his luck (or what he calls his luck!). At this point he feels extremely modest: he knows what women he has had, what silly affairs he has been involved in; he is unimpressed by his wealth or his poverty, in this respect he is still a newborn babe and, as for the approval of his conscience, I confess that he does very nicely without it. If he still retains a certain lucidity, all he can do is turn back toward his childhood which, however his guides and mentors may have botched it, still strikes him as somehow charming. There, the absence of any known restrictions allows him the perspective of several lives lived at once; this illusion becomes firmly rooted within him; now he is only interested in the fleeting, the extreme facility of everything. Children set off each day without a worry in the world. Everything is near at hand, the worst material conditions are fine. The woods are white or black, one will never sleep.

 

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February 7th, 2011

Manifesto of the Month

CrimethInc. Manifesto Part 72-A
CrimethInc. Workers' Collective

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What is Crimethink?

 

Crimethink can be reached from the subway station only by means of a daring double somersault. It is only a multiple orgasm away from the checkout counter of the grocery store, and a mere lobbed brick distant from the witness bench of the courtroom, but it is much harder to access from the closed playpens of your homes, schools, workplaces, and punk rock clubs—only a mystical revelation or masterless revolution will suffice. Crimethink riots rather than diets, so as to love itself body and soul.

 

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January 3rd, 2011

Manifesto of the Month

The Conscience of a Hacker
The Mentor

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(For our manifesto of the month in January, we have selected a piece of hacker manifestolry from January of 1986, and written by someone who describes himself simply as “The Mentor”. Damn kids. They’re all alike!)

 

The following was written shortly after my arrest…

 

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December 5th, 2010

Manifesto of the Month

The Hedonistic Imperitive
David Pearce

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(Below are the first few chapters of a very long and bizarre technological manifesto. If you want to read the rest, you can find it here. It continues to be amazingly weird and sci fi, so don’t be shy. Dive in to hedonism with the enthusiasm of a lugubrious infant!)

 

A B S T R A C T

 

This manifesto outlines a strategy to eradicate suffering in all sentient life. The abolitionist project is ambitious, implausible, but technically feasible. It is defended here on ethical utilitarian grounds. Genetic engineering and nanotechnology allow Homo sapiens to discard the legacy-wetware of our evolutionary past. Our post-human successors will rewrite the vertebrate genome, redesign the global ecosystem, and abolish suffering throughout the living world.

 

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November 20th, 2010

Manifesto of the Month

Our Manifesto
Jonathan Adler

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(This month, we here at Mutable, thought we would spice things up with a manifesto of interior design by Jonathan Adler as opposed to the usual run-of-the-mill political and/or artistic manifesto. Learn to prettify your life!)

 

We believe that your home should make you happy.

 

We believe that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right. Unless the husband is gay.

 

We believe in carbohydrates and to hell with the puffy consequences.

 

We believe minimalism is a bummer.

 

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October 3rd, 2010

Manifesto of Amateurism
Anton Krueger

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…as everyone has by now, surely, become aware, the word “amateur” arises from the holy name of amaterasu – the japanese goddess of the sun who was born from the left eye of izanagi…it is to her alone that all true amateurists turn for benedictions of light and love…

 

aligning the field: amateurism & professionalism

 

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…every action (drama / karma) is a creative gesture, because every action continuously creates consequences…

 

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September 6th, 2010

Manifesto of the Month

Remodernist Film Manifesto
Jesse Richards

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1. Art manifestos, despite the good intentions of the writer should always “be taken with a grain of salt” as the cliché goes, because they are subject to the ego, pretensions, and plain old ignorance and stupidity of their authors. This goes all the way back to the Die Brücke manifesto of 1906, and continues through time to this one that you’re reading now. A healthy wariness of manifestos is understood and encouraged. However, the ideas put forth here are meant sincerely and with the hope of bringing inspiration and change to others, as well as to myself.

 

2. Remodernism seeks a new spirituality in art. Therefore, remodernist film seeks a new spirituality in cinema. Spiritual film does not mean films about Jesus or the Buddha. Spiritual film is not about religion. It is cinema concerned with humanity and an understanding of the simple truths and moments of humanity. Spiritual film is really ALL about these moments.

 

3. Cinema could be one of the perfect methods of creative expression, due to the ability of the filmmaker to sculpt with image, sound and the feeling of time. For the most part, the creative possibilities of cinema have been squandered. Cinema is not a painting, a novel, a play, or a still photograph. The rules and methods used to create cinema should not be tied to these other creative endeavors. Cinema should NOT be thought of as being “all about telling a story”. Story is a convention of writing, and should not necessarily be considered a convention of filmmaking.

 

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