With the award, the institute claims to identify "neo-luddites
" who seek to "hold back the introduction of new technologies."
And with my pal Pricey coming round for supper and an on-demand film tonight there has never been a better time to embrace my inner neo-Luddite
and defy the cyber tyranny of the algorithm.
(1990), "Notes towards a Neo-Luddite
Manifesto," Untre Reader 38(1): 82-88.
'How can we stop this?' Bettany is asked by the neo-Luddites
. You can't, he replies; all you can do is "wait for it to go too far.
Are these the words of a machine-hating, non-thinking Neo-Luddite
? On the contrary, Ellul offers a vision of education that can be both responsive to technological development and committed to the traditional values that make us human:
It also includes a section lifted from Theodore Kaczynski, the American ''Unabomber'' who fancied himself a neo-Luddite
His philosophy springs not only from his anti-authoritrianism, his support for environmentalism, and his opposition to globalization, but also from what some have called his "neo-Luddite
" tendencies--a term he has embraced.
W.P.: I have some neo-Luddite
tendencies, I'll admit.
"I'm a neo-luddite
, that's how I describe myself." In her spare time The Fear singer will be launching a fashion rental store, called Lucy In Disguise, in London with her sister, Sarah.
Lily Allen might have given up on the world wide web but she doesn't mind cobwebs.
But there's the occasional neo-Luddite
opinion piece that makes the smoke pour out of my ears.
The point of contemporary opposition, according to Galloway and Thacker, is "not to destroy technology in some neo-Luddite
delusion but to push technology into a hypertrophic state, further than it is meant to go." If one accepts this argument, then RSG's detourning of Debord would serve to point to its own futility.