[Ot pananarkhizma k AOizmu i AIIZu: istoriia odnogo inoplanetnogo plemeni]
Type of publication: Research Article
anarchism-cosmism, pan-anarchism, AO language, AIIZ, Association of Inventors for Inventors, Gordin Brothers, Beobi
The article attempts to reconstruct a history of the so-called AOism group (or group of AOists), which in itself is a rather curious episode in the history of Russian revolutionary and anarchist movements and a little-known page in the history of languages of cosmic communication. To undertake this reconstruction and understand the circumstances in which this small and highly ephemeral community thrived as an “alien” one, I resort to the detailed analysis of pan-technicalistic linguistic ideas of the Gordin Brothers, which contributed to the emergence of AOists. I view the AOism movement in the wider context of the history of space communication languages. The AO language, developed by Wolf Gordin, is based on the provisions of ontological uncorrelativity and technical coinventiveness of the (outer) world, as well as all-inventiveness of the language and necessity of liberating the cosmos from oppression. As a result, there emerges a specific language that occupies an unusual position among the cosmic communication languages (such as LINCOS), since it is not so much a means of communicating with alien life forms, as it is an instrument for “becoming an alien” on Earth.
Kuchinov, E.V. 2019. From Pan-Anarchism to AOism and AIIZ’m: An Essay in the History and Mytho logy of an Alien Tribe [Ot pananarkhizma k AOizmu i AIIZu: istoriia odnogo inoplanetnogo plemeni]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 34–48. https://doi.org/10.31857/S086954150007767-3
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