PhiloFiction

NONCONCEPTUAL NEGATIVITY: ADORNO+LIFE+DELEUZE

20 Jul , 2017  

NEGATION OF NEGATION vs AFFIRMATION In Difference and Repetitioni, particularly in sections written on negativity, Deleuze, discussing the distinction between „being and non-being“ and „being and non-being“ rejects the consideration of the latter under the aegis of Hegelian dialectics. He is talking about Plato’s The Sophist and according ...

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PhiloFiction

From a Philosophically Clean-Shaven Marx to a Philosophically Decolonized Deleuze

21 Jun , 2017  

[This is a really rough outline/introductory sketch for the third chapter of my dissertation, which takes up the relationship between the persisting residual eurocentrism in specific interpretations of D&G’s political project, and how D&G themselves constructed a framework by which to eradicate its lasting traces in both thinking and revolutionary ...

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PhiloFiction

One, Two, Three, Four

7 Jun , 2017  

What are the most philosophically important numbers? Heidegger evokes the fourfold; Deleuze and Guattari a thousand (but it could have been more). For Badiou, the multiple plays its role, as does infinity. For Hegel the triad and the operation of the negative. For Irigaray it is sometimes two, and sometimes ...

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Mashines, PhiloFiction

Deleuze/Guattari: ‘Stop the World!’

31 Mai , 2017  

One of the things of profound interest in Castaneda’s books, under the influence of drugs, or other things, and of a change of atmosphere, is precisely that they show how the Indian manages to combat the mechanisms of interpretation and instill in the disciple a presignifying semiotic, or even an ...

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documentation, NonPolitics

Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo

19 Mai , 2017  

We are witnessing today the return of a new theory and practice of revolution. This return, however, takes none of the traditional forms:the capture of the state, the political representation of the party, the centrality of the proletariat, or the leadership of the vanguard. Rather, given the failure of such ...

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NonPolitics

Forget Deleuze!

30 Apr , 2017  

A dialogue between me and David Berry has just been published in Theory, Culture, and Society. During the conversation we discuss networks, Deleuze, Latour, digital humanities, love, the non-human, Laruelle, and other topics. Here is a short excerpt in response to questions from David about the dominance of networks ...

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NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze / Sound & Vortrag

26 Apr , 2017  

„Der Dunkle Deleuze hat einiges mit dem Schwarzen Laruelle gemein. Es geht darum aus der Perspektive des Schwarzen zu denken, das die Farbe in der letzten Instanz determiniert, jedoch nicht limitiert. Blackness befindet sich jenseits der Ontologie, sie ist keine Absenz des Weißen, keine Negation der Farbe oder einfach nur ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Deleuze/Guattaris Diagramm

25 Apr , 2017  

Das Wort »Dia-graphein« verwies in der Antike auf die Einschreibung einer Linie, und zwar in geometrische Tabellen, Listen, Notenschriften etc. Mit Hilfe von Linien wurden nicht nur Pläne und Figuren entworfen, sondern es kam auch zu vielfältigen Markierungen und sogar zu Durchstreichungen, die dann die Stabilität des jeweiligen Diagramms in ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Deleuze, Guattari and Market Anarchism

9 Apr , 2017  

I. Deleuze, Guattari, Accelerationism

There’s been a lot of talk about Deleuze and Guattari around both academic and activist scenes for quite some time. Sometimes they are objects of unfounded derision (decried as “holy fools” by traditionalist socialists like Richard Barbrook), and other times they are the beneficiaries of overtly ...

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NonPolitics

Lesung und Diskussion zu Andrew Culp „Dark Deleuze“/Frankfurt

8 Apr , 2017  

    Samstag, 22.4.2017, 20 Uhr, Nika Hausprojekt, Niddastr. 57, HBF Frankfurt
Buchvorstellung: Andrew Culp „Dark Deleuze“ mit Achim Szepanski

Ein revolutionärer Deleuze, der einer Welt der verpflichtenden Happiness, der dezentralisierten Kontrolle und der Überbewachung zugeneigt ist? Der französische Philosoph Gilles Deleuze ist als Denker der Kreation, der fröhlichen Affirmation ...

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NonMusic

The Human Strike and The Politics of Escape

28 Mrz , 2017  

Transcript of a short talk I gave @ b-books for the German book launch of Dark Deleuze in Berlin.  Introduction
The terms of escape, opacity, and indiscernibility are perhaps three of the most essential concepts that constitute the lexicon of Dark Deleuze; a lexicon that seeks to refute and ...

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NonPolitics

Dark Deleuze/Leseprobe

27 Mrz , 2017  

Ein revolutionärer Deleuze, der einer Welt der verpflichtenden Happiness, der dezentralisierten Kontrolle und der Überbewachung zugeneigt ist? Der französische Philosoph Gilles Deleuze ist als Denker der Kreation, der fröhlichen Affirmation und der Assemblagen bekannt. In Dark Deleuze argumentiert Andrew Culp, dass der ehemals radikale Kanon der Freude seine Widerstandskraft gegen ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

An Afterword On The Politics of Escape

22 Mrz , 2017  

Afterword of the german edition of Dark Deleuze published by Laika   History, for the most part, has been made by the nameless and the faceless. It has been made by slaves, workers, housewives, sex workers, day and migrant laborers, and everyone else who, through no fault of their own, ...

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NonPolitics

Buchpräsentation „Dark Deleuze“

17 Mrz , 2017  

Montag 27.3. , bbooks, Lübbenerstr.14, 10997 Berlin Buchvorstellung: Andrew Culp „Dark Deleuze“ mit Jose Rosales und Achim Szepanski (plus Skype-Talk mit Andrew Culp)
Ein revolutionärer Deleuze, der einer Welt der verpflichtenden Happiness, der dezentralisierten Kontrolle und der Überbewachung zugeneigt ist? Der französische Philosoph Gilles Deleuze ist als Denker der Kreation, ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic

Wie man mit und gegen Nietzsche eine Musikbox für Blackness herstellt, die kein Vorspiel mehr zu einer- tieferen – mächtigeren – vielleicht böseren – und geheimnisvolleren Musik, sondern diese selbst ist: eine Nicht-Musik oder eine Musik-Utopie.

15 Mrz , 2017  

A) Nietzsche und die Musik Nietzsches Werk Die Geburt der Tragödie beschäftigt sich eingehend mit Musik. Das Buch erklärt, dass die Tragödie aus dem Dithyrambos entstanden ist, wobei die Lyrik getanzt wurde und in das Drama einging, in dem der Musik die Aufgabe zukam, die Seele über die Herstellung von ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

We do not know what a (cinematic) body can do: Reconsidering Deleuze’s and Patton’s reception of Godard in the Age of Control Societies

23 Feb , 2017  

The aim of this essay is to interrogate the relationship between Deleuze’s concepts of Idea, creativity, and control societies, alongside its interpretation by Paul Patton and Godard’s efficacy at giving these concepts their proper audio-visual form in cinema. By means of Godard’s Alphaville, we will demonstrate how Deleuze’s understanding ...

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documentation, PhiloFiction

HKRB Interviews: Andrew Culp

6 Feb , 2017  

Alfie Bown: Your book is just 77 pages long but your project and its scope is huge. Your aim has been to recover Deleuze from those who saw him as the philosopher of “joyous affirmation” and who experienced his work (without perhaps always admitting it) as vitalist, life-affirming and even ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Bergsonian Science-Fiction: Kodwo Eshun, Gilles Deleuze, & Thinking the Reality of Time

17 Jan , 2017  

  To be more precise, science fiction is neither forward-looking nor utopian.  Rather, in William Gibson’s phrase, science fiction is a means through  which to preprogram the present […] Science fiction operates through  the power of falsification, the drive to rewrite reality, and the will to  deny plausibility, while the ...

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PhiloFiction

The Pre-Socratic Brotherhood

6 Nov , 2016  

The tale of the circle, the dot, and the arrow — a moral tale — tells the story of a dominant way of thinking about people in the world. The most common preconceptions about epistemology and ontology are contained in the narrative, both what it means to have knowledge and ...

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PhiloFiction

The Repetition of Generic Gnostic Matrices

25 Okt , 2016  

(Edited version of paper presented at the Deleuze Studies Conference in Rome, July 2016.) 1.1 From ‘What is Philosophy’ to ‘Where is Non-Philosophy’? While Deleuze and Guattari’s What Is Philosophy? begins and explores the question of its title, charting the planes and operations of philosophy, science and art, the last ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics

Deleuze and the Algorithm of the Revolution

15 Okt , 2016  

The present writing was drafted and read by Obsolete Capitalism on the occasion of the ninth International Conference of Deleuze Studies in Rome last July 2016 at the department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts of Roma Tre University. The edition, organized by Daniela Angelucci and Ivelise Perniola in collaboration ...

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PhiloFiction

Schwarz

13 Sep , 2016  

Laruelle spricht häufig vom schwarzen Universum und davon, dass die Philosophie nicht dunkel genug sei. Aber was ist schwarz? Ist schwarz eine Farbe und wenn ja, können wir sie sehen? Reza Negarestani hat in seinem Buch Cyclonopedia einen Mix aus Theorie und Fiction geliefert, wobei er die Erde als eine ...

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PhiloFiction

Badiou’s Gauntlet

18 Jul , 2016  

Badiou’s Gauntlet, the challenge that Badiou issues to any kind of philosophy, is that the categories are three. No more than three, but also no less than three. Badiou’s Gauntlet is that there are bodies and languages, but also truths. The challenge permeates all of Badiou’s work. One particularly clear ...

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PhiloFiction

Desonance

6 Jul , 2016  

Music is an un-differentiated language. Michel Serresi Nevertheless, and even more clearly, what general economy defines first is the explosive character of this world, carried to the extreme of explosive tension in the present time. George Batailleii A theory is self-destroying, in this logico-objective respect, if its content offends against ...

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EconoFiction

THE END OF DELEUZE IS NOT NIGH

6 Jul , 2016  

It has become fashionable to declare that the age of post-structuralism is at an end, and many a meditation has been proposed on our possibly living in a “post-deleuzian” epoch. Such talk seems to be situating Deleuze in a chronology where citing Deleuze 20 years ago had a certain meaning ...

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PhiloFiction

Ending the World as We Know It: A. Galloway Interview with Andrew Culp

2 Jul , 2016  

Alexander R. Galloway: You have a new book called Dark Deleuze (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). I particularly like the expression “canon of joy” that guides your investigation. Can you explain what canon of joy means and why it makes sense to use it when talking about Deleuze? Andrew ...

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PhiloFiction

Andrew Culps Dark Deleuze: Anstiftung zum Widerstand

18 Jun , 2016  

In dieser ersten, kurzen Besprechung des Buches „Dark Deleuze“ von Andrew Culp geht es um die Nachzeichnung der wesentlichen Argumente, die in der Einleitung vorgebracht werden. Man könnte nun sagen, Culp bemüht sich um einen Bruch mit der bisher dominanten Deleuze-Rezeption, um die Rehabilitierung eines revolutionären Deleuze oder um eine ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Andrew Culp: Dark Deleuze – A Short Summary

28 Mai , 2016  

The way I think through another’s work is to write, to question, to take notes, read parallel works that pop out of my memory, cross-reference notions, ideas, propositions, diagrams, etc., and generally push a thought to its extreme limits. As I’ve been reading Andrew Culp’s work Dark Deleuze, which I ...

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PhiloFiction

We Head for The Horizon and Return With Bloodshot Eyes (Brief Comments on the Plane of Immanence)

16 Mai , 2016  

The question of the status of the plane of immanence has often been interpreted in a positive light. Namely, it is evident to the reader that ‘reaching the plane of immanence’ is portrayed as a virtue of the philosopher insofar as philosophy, understood as the creation of concepts, necessarily relies ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Deleuze und das synthetische Wertpapier

11 Mai , 2016  

Unter Assets verstehen wir hier nicht – wie üblicherweise angenommen – Vermögen oder verwertbare Einkommen, auch nicht Anlagen in Form von Waren oder Geld, sondern ganz spezifische Formen des spekulativen Kapitals. Wir gehen in diesem Abschnitt von einer progressiven Differentation von drei verschiedenen Klassen von finanziellen Assets aus: a) das ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

LARUELLE AND DELEUZE: from difference to multiplicity

4 Mai , 2016  

CONTEXT
We are living through a very interesting period in the realm of Continental Philosophy, containing aspects of continuing progress and of intellectual regression. The regression proclaims itself to be a decisive progress beyond the merely negative and critical philosophies of the recent past. Yet the philosophies of Deleuze, Foucault, ...

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documentation, Mashines, NonMusic

Katja Diefenbach interviews Achim Szepanski (FORCE INC, MILLE PLATEAUX, RIOT BEATS)

10 Feb , 2016  

This interview was done in 1994, when Achim Szepanski founded Mille Plateaux after a long correspondence with Gilles Deleuze. Ten years later, in 2004, the label was destroyed by a kind of mafia-assemblage, consisting of the distributor EFA, the german state, Gema and other rackets.   Interview in german language here   ...

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documentation, NonMusic

How Do You Make Music a Body without Organs? Gilles Deleuze and Experimental Electronica – Deutsch/english

10 Feb , 2016  

PDF in Deutsch Cox.Soundcultures.Deutsch   (This article appeared in German translation as “Wie wird Musik zu einem organlosen Körper? Gilles Deleuze und experimentale Elektronika” in Soundcultures: Über digitale und elektronische Musik, ed. Marcus S. Kleiner and Achim Szepanski [Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag], 162–93.  A version in Italian was published in Millesuoni: ...

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EconoFiction, Lexicon

Deleuze Guidebook to Synthetic Finance (incomplete)/Reading Difference & Repetition as heterodox political economy

27 Jan , 2016  

§ introduction to the Deleuzian registers and their epistemological correlates: actuality –infinite comprehension, potentiality –finite comprehension, and virtuality –indefinite comprehension  (‘Let us pose a question quid juris [which law applies]:…) Deleuze inaugurates this portion of the Introduction by explicitly relating his earlier consideration of a 2nd contrast (from the perspective ...

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documentation

Between Cinema & Philosophy

18 Jan , 2016  

“There are ideas in cinema that can only be cinematographic. These ideas are engaged in a cinematographic process and are consecrated to that process in advance” – Deleuze, What is a creative act? […] Insofar as having an idea “in” cinema is not the same as having an idea “in” ...

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Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Stichworte zu Alexander Galloways „Laruelle. Against The Digital“

14 Jan , 2016  

14 Thesen von Alexander Galloway gemäß Laruelle: 1) Das mediale Prinzip: Das Reale ist kommunizierbar, und das Kommunizierbare ist real.
2) Für das Standard-Modell der Philosophie ist alles, was gegeben ist, gespalten.
3) In der Non-Standard-Philosophie ist das Eine eine Subtraktion oder eine Virtualisierung.
4) Das Eine hat keine Attribute. ...

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