Demystification Committee


On decomputation Network Studies I—XI On experimental tools

La Machine Informatique EP

In 1975, French philosopher Félix Guattari gave an important lecture at the University of Vincennes. During it, he announced the advent of internet-era ‘informatics machines’ for profiling and controlling people by tracking their movements and communications and predicting their behaviours and emotions.

This influential speech has been audio-synthesised in two debut tracks by Obsolete Capitalism Sound System (La Machine Informatique Dub) and the Network Ensemble (La Machine Informatique Dub – Urban Sonata Remix). The Network Ensemble recorded their debut track using a custom-built machine which translates signals captured from surrounding wireless communication into sound in real time.

La Machine Informatique, included in the collection of essays Moneta, Rivoluzione e Filosofia dell’avvenire (Obsolete Capitalism Free Press, 2016) as a form of experimental sonic writing, is released via bandcamp as a digital download and a double-sided EP. The publication was designed by a member of the Demystification Committee.