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Ultimately, Aesthetico: the much-awaited final factor of the Blueprint for a brand new international sequence … a choice for a classy awakening, a re-wilding of the capitalist mind's eye — an adjustment to the temper, the tone, the fashion and thrust of our lives that has to ensue if we’re going to have any form of a destiny in this planet.

Is our problem a challenge of aesthetics?

Can we layout ourselves out of a terrifying future?

Where is the human spirit heading?

Featuring: Lucian Freud, Jackson Pollock, Hunter S. Thompson, Sayyid Qutb, man Debord, Dag Hammarskjold, Nietzsche, Pascal and Malevich.

Plus,

Neala Schleuning on artwork as action
Niels van Poecke on postmodern narcolepsy
Mark Cheetham’s Ecoaesthetics: Manifesto for the twenty first century
Douglas Haddow at the holy capitalist grail
Keith Harrington on utopian economics
Hala Habib at the Arab feel of beauty
And we release the Fuckitall Rewild the Capitalist mind's eye layout Quest — an try and shift the cultured tone of the world.

Aesthetico: a 144-page phantasmagoria of leaves, desires, intimations and aesthetic bliss.

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If any of this feels inevitable, it’s because it was designed to make us feel that way. If the algorithms that organize the world of money were turned on their head and used to analyze the defects in their guiding philosophy, they would shred it all on one razor sharp fact: the world beyond the market is still a real one. And no matter how sophisticated the math, how brilliant the AI, we will always be living in it. Outside of The Wealth of Nations, Smith employed the Invisible Hand concept on only two other occasions.

Don’t get uppity just because the public knows what an HFT is. They’ll forget about it soon enough. Ebolisis. Sars Qaeda. Some other traders got shook. Not me. Some scumbag nobody from the Bronx will get got, then a round of wrist-slapping. That’s it. The public doesn’t have an appetite for stock market scandals because they’re too terrified of trrrrrrorists to stop racking up their credit card bills. High-Frequency Trading. ” It’s not modern you rubes, it’s perfection. Distilled beauty. Mona Lisa with her legs spread.

We are distracted by the glittering generalities of capitalist aesthetics, confused by relativist postmodern aesthetic “experiences,” and overcome by the mind-numbing weight of economic oppression. We must crack open the rotten egg of contemporary society to reveal the horrors of our world and seek in its place new visions, new ideological representations of the beauty of freedom in order to realize the freedom of the beautiful. Our art has been stolen from us; its creative energy destroyed and commodified; its artistic qualities compromised.

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