TECHNICAL CULTURE MANIFESTO by C.U.K.T
C.U.K.T-Technical Culture Central Office (Poland)
culture is the whole of machine and human work, collected, stored and continually
enriched; the level of development of societies, groups and units in a given
era, conditioned by the degree of mastering the human factor, by the state of
knowledge and creativity and by the degree of co-existence of humans and machines.
technical culture is characterised by objectivity, professionalism, standarization,
measurement and progress.
a culture where the machine with its impersonal and endlessly repeated operations
is considered as the tool of progress, subjectivity becomes a thing principally
culture functions on a mathematical level and is based on the possibility of
translation of everything into numbers.
subjectivism gives rise to the need for creation of objectivity as fiction.
of reality consists in exchanging of facts into statistical data and problems
explains the fiction of facts.
culture is a system of information flow.
motor of technical culture is economy.
measurement, classification and archivization create documents.
culture is mass culture. documents create fictitious objectivity.
most efficient economy is the one which perceives humans as markets.
is a subjective fact.
is the most popular and the most efficient science.
culture art is manipulating of information.
cannot be measured does not exist or has no value at all.
aspect of interpersonal relations which would not undergo technicization and
in result would not be subject to professional control does not exist.
degree of indispensability of electricity needed to produce an art work is an
idicator of technical culture art.
cult of technology is a sign of lack of technical culture.
technical culture the avant-garde does not exist, classics does not exist, selective
or popular art does not exist- the only criterion of value is speed and scope
of influence and the efficiency on the cybermarket.
culture is a system of information control.
and distribution of information is the basis of power. secrecy makes information
information may be deadly.
makes information shorter.
technical culture existent theories do not engage in the issue of accepting
or denying a piece of information of moral reasons.
profit and economic progress replace morality.
is a thing one can buy and sell irrespective of its use and importance.
information is important or not is of no importance.
is endowed with importance by institutions: religions, families, schools, offices,
courts, the state.
culture art is a projection of the consciousness onto the omnisensual hallucination
of the matrix.
and complex organizations are a visible sign of advanced technology to the same
extent as machines are.
culture central office is: a perfectly co-ordinated series of techniques serving
to reduce information, which need processing.
for the most rational usage of information C.U.K.T. ignores all information
and ideas which do not increase office efficiency.
officials consider the results of their decisions solely to the extent to which
they influence the efficiency of actions and they do not take over the responsibility
for the human-type consequences.