The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism: Anarchy and Conspiracy (Forgotten Books)
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"The Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ) describes the socio-political tactic of creating temporary spaces that elude formal structures of control. The essay uses various historical and philosophical examples, all of which attempt to lead the reader to the conclusion that the best way to create a non-hierarchical system of social relationships is to concentrate on the present and on releasing one's own mind from the controlling mechanisms that have been imposed on it.
In the formation of a TAZ, Bey argues that information becomes a key tool that sneaks into the cracks of formal procedures. A new territory of the moment is created that is on the boundary line of established regions. Any attempt at permanence that goes beyond the moment deteriorates to a structured system that inevitably stifles individual creativity. It is this chance at creativity that is real empowerment." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Acknowledgments; Chaos: The Broadsheets Of Ontological Anarchism; Communiques Of The Association For Ontological Anarchy; The Temporary Autonomous Zone; Appendix A. Chaos Linguistics; Appendix B. Applied Hedonics; Appendix C. Extra Quotes
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others who have lost the silver chain may follow. Or write _for_ them, making of STORY & EMBLEM a process of seduction into your own paleolithic memories, a barbaric enticement to liberty (chaos as CHAOS understands it). For this otherworld species or "third sex," _les_enfants_sauvages_, fancy & Imagination are still undifferentiated. Unbridled PLAY: at one & the same time the source of our Art & of all the race's rarest eros. To embrace disorder both as wellspring of style & voluptuous
him to take part in revolt, whether it assumed the form of insurrection or only of a proud bohemianism. For him a "society without law" might have value only so long as it could measure its own freedom against the subjection of others, against their jealousy & hatred. The lawless & short-lived "pirate utopias" of Madagascar & the Caribbean, D'Annunzio's Republic of Fiume, the Ukraine or Barcelona--these would attract him because they promised the turmoil of becoming & even "failure" rather than
questions are so complex that the TAZ tends to ignore them altogether and simply picks up what it can _use_. "Culture is our Nature"-and we are the thieving magpies, or the hunter/gatherers of the world of CommTech.) The present forms of the unofficial Web are, one must suppose, still rather primitive: the marginal zine network, the BBS networks, pirated software, hacking, phonephreaking, some influence in print and radio, almost none in the other big media--no TV stations, no satellites, no
by the way, have greatly increased in the Northeast since the 18-19th century as vast tracts of farmland return to scrub. Thoreau on his deathbed dreamed of the return of "...Indians...forests...": the return of the repressed). The Moors and Ramapaughs of course have good materialist reasons to think of themselves as Indians--after all, they have Indian ancestors--but if we view their self-naming in "mythic" as well as historical terms we'll learn more of relevance to our quest for the TAZ.
metaphysics of removal, all bleary nostalgia & strident futurismo, in favor of a paroxysm or seizure of _presence_. Incense & crystal, dagger & sword, wand, robes, rum, cigars, candles, herbs like dried dreams--the virgin boy staring into a bowl of ink--wine & ganja, meat, yantras & gestures-rituals of pleasure, the garden of houris & sakis--the sorcerer climbs these snakes & ladders to a moment which is fully saturated with its own color, where mountains are mountains & trees are trees, where