Three ways of going crazy: renewing ourselves to death

Thwaites, Tony (2013) Three ways of going crazy: renewing ourselves to death. Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, 3: 1-5.

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Author Thwaites, Tony
Title Three ways of going crazy: renewing ourselves to death
Journal name Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy
ISSN 2200-8616
Publication date 2013-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Editor Robert Briggs
Niall Lucy
Place of publication Perth, WA, Australia
Publisher Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
...What is renewal when it’s built into the job description, into business-as-usual? When there’s an incessant and even desperate busyness involved in business-as-usual, which often feels like running hard to stay in the same place, and which only too rarely gives the opportunity of the time and space to do something other than this business of endless renewal? What would it be to dislocate or somehow break that cycle of renewal, to renew renewal, to do something new with renewal? This is not a polemic against renewal, though I do thoroughly deplore so much of the crap under which we work. It’s an attempt to look at that knot at the heart of renewal, at least in the way in which renewal is an imperative for us: the double bind whose very demands work against each other to foreclose the possibility of achieving them, so that no matter how much renewing you do, renewal is still always to come, just beyond the next cresting wave. Is there a renewal that would not be subject to this logic of renewal? Or perhaps, a better way of putting it would be, are there some sort of faults or faultlines in renewal that open up possibilities other than endless tail-chasing?

What I want to do here is no more than open some of the dimensions of the question, by phrasing it as a question of address...
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