Featuring; Falling for the Future - Iain Boal brings modernity's futuramas back down to earth. Citizens Banned? - Josephine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles review the AV media arts festival. Crisis in the Visual System - Paul Helliwell argues the art world's favourite philosopher, Jacques Rancire, does have something to hide. Borders 2.0: Future, Tense - Bryan Finoki and Angela Mitropoulos present an incursion, in text and image, into the contemporary borderlands. Manufactured Scarcity - James Heartfield on Enron's pioneering of green capitalism through cutting production. Battle of All Mothers - Madame Tlank on welfare, surveillance and working class women. When Travesty Becomes Form - Alberto Duman contemplates the cyclical self-affirmation of the curator. Your Five a Day - Quarterly, critical and cheap, Mute is a concrete jumble of all that's still grunting in the inter-finessing hyper-barrios of culture, politics, and technology 2.0. As capitalism yawns toward apocalypse we match it issue by issue with a sustained critique of everything existing from eco prole-bashing and shanty chic to academic aut-onanist marxistry. An average portion of Mute contains all the cultural vitamins essential to a healthy (contempt for the) economy. http: //metamute.org
Quarterly, critical and cheap, "Mute" is a jumble of all that's still grunting in the inter-finessing hyper-barrios of culture, politics, and technology 2.0.