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Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories. Benjamin H. Bratton's kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories. Benjamin H. Bratton's kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Both rely on all manner of doubles, models, gimmicks, ruses, prototypes, and shock-and-awe campaigns to realize their propagandas of the deed, threat, and image. Blurring reality and delusion, they collaborate on a literally psychotic politics of architecture. The cast of characters in this ensemble drama of righteous desperation and tactical trickery shuttle between fact and speculation, action and script, flesh and symbol, death and philosophy: insect urbanists, seditious masquerades, epistolary ideologues, distant dissimulations, carnivorous installations, forgotten footage, branded revolts, imploding skyscrapers, sentimental memorials, ad-hoc bunkers, sacred hijackings, vampire safe-houses, suburban enclaves, big-time proposals, ambient security protocols, disputed borders-of-convenience, empty research campuses, and robotic surgery. In this mosaic we glimpse a future city built with designed violence and the violence of design. As one ratifies the other, the exception becomes the ruler.


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Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories. Benjamin H. Bratton's kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories. Benjamin H. Bratton's kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Both rely on all manner of doubles, models, gimmicks, ruses, prototypes, and shock-and-awe campaigns to realize their propagandas of the deed, threat, and image. Blurring reality and delusion, they collaborate on a literally psychotic politics of architecture. The cast of characters in this ensemble drama of righteous desperation and tactical trickery shuttle between fact and speculation, action and script, flesh and symbol, death and philosophy: insect urbanists, seditious masquerades, epistolary ideologues, distant dissimulations, carnivorous installations, forgotten footage, branded revolts, imploding skyscrapers, sentimental memorials, ad-hoc bunkers, sacred hijackings, vampire safe-houses, suburban enclaves, big-time proposals, ambient security protocols, disputed borders-of-convenience, empty research campuses, and robotic surgery. In this mosaic we glimpse a future city built with designed violence and the violence of design. As one ratifies the other, the exception becomes the ruler.

30 review for Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution (e-flux journal Series)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chris Beiser

    This is a good one. Some of the themes (terror / the city / images of violence) have been written about at length, but Bratton has solid insights and tight prose. More than anything, this book reminds me of Infinite Jests more esoteric sectionshistories of fictive medias, the esoteric politics of unrealized terrorist cells and architectural projectswith a focus on a newer future. This is a good one. Some of the themes (terror / the city / images of violence) have been written about at length, but Bratton has solid insights and tight prose. More than anything, this book reminds me of Infinite Jest’s more esoteric sections—histories of fictive medias, the esoteric politics of unrealized terrorist cells and architectural projects—with a focus on a newer future.

  2. 5 out of 5

    eve massacre

    A many-layered little beast of theory-fiction that is very very good when it's good, so the few weaker chapters are easily to be forgiven. Theory fiction often is in danger of indulging in intellectual crypticism fetish, in the pleasure of obscurantism. Dissimulation even.* It's a fine line but Benjamin H. Bratton IMHO manages to stay on the thrilling and inspiring side of it most of the time.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sam Diamond

    Very mixed! The Spratly Islands section that opens the book is genuinely amazing. Quite a lot of pretty dry terrorism/architecture/violence theory elsewhere, which isn't bad but will be familiar to anyone who's followed critical theory discourse post 9/11.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    The first 2-page "chapter" in this book was fantastic. After that, it was much more hit-or-miss, and felt like it was leaning a bit on Negarestani's Cyclonopedia. I like the general idea of this "theory fiction" genre but couldn't help feeling a bit let down after the strong opener.

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