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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Slime ethics: Lovecraft and becoming-alien

16 Jun , 2017  

In recent years H.P. Lovecraft gathered a lot of interest from modern philosophers, most  visibly in the writings of Graham Harman and other speculative realists like Reza Negarestani or Eugene Thacker. His writings were also, perhaps unexpectedly, taken up by queer and feminist theorists like Patricia MacCormack or Donna Haraway. ...

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EconoFiction, NonMusic

Interview with Radio Študent, Ljubljana, Slovenia- Otitis Media

13 Jun , 2017  

Questions  – Andrej Tomažin  Answers – Achim Szepanski 1. In the nineties, you were running the label Mille Plateaux and before that – in the eighties – you were a part of noise/post-punk collective PD and later P16.D4. With Mille Plateux and Force Inc. you’ve incorporated the Deleuzian-Guattarian rhizomatic (and ...

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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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lost+found, NonMusic

One Click nach House / Das Force Inc Imperium

21 Mai , 2017  

Force Inc. ist zwar noch keine zehn Jahre alt, aber fast. Als das Label begann, tauchte zwischen den ersten Plus8-Platten auf einmal eine Alternative dieses Underground Techno Sounds aus Orten auf, die weder weit weg noch besonders aufregend klangen. Ganz im Gegensatz zur Musik. Was wir heute als Techno oder ...

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lost+found, 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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lost+found, NonMusic

The Circulation of Desire: The Emergence of Underground Music Culture In The 1970’s and Deleuze and Guattari (Part I)

3 Mai , 2017  

(A project which is a few years old, but have been meaning to return to) The project embarked upon by Michel Foucault in The History of Madness was an archeological understanding of the transition/translocation of the ‘madman,’ from the Classical to the Modern age; from the outer reaches of society ...

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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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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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Economy of the War Machine Part IV. Chapter One (part a)

14 Apr , 2017  

Yeah, so I don’t want to want to tell you what to do, but given where we’re going to be going, it might be good to briefly check in with the updated versions of this or this -but if not those, then at least look at this (if you want ...

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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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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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Zur Ökologie der Existenz – Freiheit, Gleichheit, Umwelt / Leseprobe

31 Mrz , 2017  

Band 73: Zur Ökologie der Existenz – Freiheit, Gleichheit, Umwelt ISBN: 978-3-944233-75-8 Terror und Gegenterror erschüttern die Gegenwart. Sie entspringen den Krisen der Epoche, die sich in der Krise der Geschichte verdichten. Ihren weitesten Horizont umreißt die ökologische Krise, mit der unsere Welt unbewohnbar wie der Mond zu werden ...

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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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