PhiloFiction

NOTES ON DELEUZE’S “LETTER TO A SEVERE CRITIC” (2): against Laruelle

6 Nov , 2015  

François Laruelle’s explicit critique of Deleuze was published in French in 1995, in the same year as his THEORIE DES ETRANGERS, which is the book that Laruelle tells us inaugurates the third phase of his research, “Philosophy III”, where he has supposedly abandonned the scientism that vitiates much of his ...

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Lexicon, Necropolitics

A theory of economic violence

29 Okt , 2015  

‘They’re waiting patiently, like the long-suffering lot they are, in the firm conviction that someone has conned them. They are waiting, belly to the ground, like cats at pig-killing time, hoping for scraps. They are like servants that work at a castle where the master has shot himself: they hang ...

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GenericScience, Lexicon, PhiloFiction

Henri Lefebvre und Rhythmoanalysis

27 Okt , 2015  

Shintaro Miyazaki geht in seinem Buch  “Algorhythmisiert. Eine Medienarchäologie digitaler Signale und (un)erhörter Zeiteffekte” von Platons Definition des Rhythmus als einer zeitlich strukturierten Ordnung von Bewegung aus, wobei Rhythmus immer schon in Relation zu Produktion und Perzeption steht. In diesem Kontext messen Medien die physikalische Effektivität der Materie und ihre ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

Grungy “Accelerationism”

17 Okt , 2015  

At a crucial turn in William Gibson’s Neuromancer, we’re introduced the Panther Moderns – a guerrilla subculture in a world where subcultures flicker by like disconnected frames of some montage film. The Panther Moderns specialize in hallucinatory simulations – in a world dipping into the “consensual hallucination” of cyberspace, ...

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PhiloFiction

Taking from behind

12 Okt , 2015  

TAKING FROM BEHIND
ZAFER ARACAGÖK
09/10/2015 – 07/11/2015
ALAN Istanbul presents Zafer Aracagök’s new show Taking From Behind!
With his new show, Taking from Behind, Zafer Aracagök forces the line and the watercolour to a realm of figural trajectories. Finding a point of departure in the rhythms of composition/decomposition backed ...

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Gosse, PhiloFiction

An Interview with Deleuze/Guattari: Capitalism, a very special delirium.

15 Sep , 2015  

QUESTION: When you describe capitalism, you say: ‘There isn’t the slightest operation, the slightest industrial or financial mechanism that does not reveal the dementia of the capitalist machine and the pathological character of its rationality (not at all a false rationality, but a true rationality of *this* pathology, of *this ...

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all, Lexicon

STIEGLER, “IDEOLOGY”, AND POST-STRUCTURALISM

25 Aug , 2015  

In his book PHARMACOLOGIE DU FRONT NATIONAL (2013) Bernard Stiegler poses an interesting question: Why did post-structuralism cease to make use of the concept of ideology? This is a good question, in that critical discussion of “ideology” did not entirely disappear, as Stiegler seems to think, but explicit use of ...

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all, PhiloFiction

Dark Deleuze

20 Aug , 2015  

Included here are excerpts from an early version of the forthcoming book Dark Deleuze and the Death of this World by Andrew Culp.

(2) From the Chapel to the Crypt
There are those who have hitherto only enlightened the world in various ways; the point is to darken it. Some ...

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Biopolitics, Documentation, PhiloFiction

Book Review of The Posthuman by Rosi Braidotti

9 Aug , 2015  

Contemporary philosopher and feminist theoretician, Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman is a rather academically heavy book in terms of esoteric cryptic jargon (for some) that skims from Spinoza, Deleuze, Foucault, Latour, Haraway and others. Regardless, it is a rather enthralling Cultural Studies related look into the sometimes frightening, sometimes hysterical, glittering ...

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Lexicon, NonMusic

Immanent Non-Musicology: Deleuze/Guattari vs. Laruelle

31 Jul , 2015  

In this essay we try to explore non-representationalism in music, which has to be connected to the question of non-representational aesthetics. The philosophers of immanence – Deleuze/Guattari and Laruelle – have something in common: Since the mid- 1980s they reject the discourses and techniques of post-structuralist interpretation of music and ...

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Mashines, NonMusic, PhiloFiction

Noise on Noise

28 Mrz , 2015  

Passing now from the genus to the species, I have to denounce as the most inexcusable and scandalous noise the truly infernal cracking of whips in the narrow resounding streets of towns; for it robs life of all peace and pensiveness.

A. Schopenhauer

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Or rather, what did Schopenhauer hear ...

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NonPolitics, PhiloFiction

Ein Sturz vom Pferd – Ein neuer Futurismus macht von sich reden

2 Mrz , 2015  

In Geschwindigkeit und Beschleunigung will sich der Traum von Allmacht verwirklichen. Denn eine absolute, von allen Bedingungen befreite Geschwindigkeit käme einer Allgegenwart gleich, die einst als Attribut göttlicher Omnipotenz galt. Endliche, weil menschliche Wesen können von ihr nur wie von einer Versuchung überfallen werden, wie von einem Rausch, einer Affektion, ...

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