EconoFiction

Thinking Collective Self-Determination Through Municipalism

21 Sep , 2019  

The book Anti-Oedipus, by the French thinkers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, has an interesting insight about three types of social formation and their registration surfaces: the primitive society where all is inscribed on land, the bodies are registered on it and everything leads to it; the despotic society ...

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PhiloFiction

“This world of wild production and explosive desire” – The Unconscious and the Future in Felix Guattari

21 Jan , 2019  

… In the context of science fiction studies Guattari’s interest in Cyberpunk
offers an alternative to Frederic Jameson’s dismissal of the genre as failing to offer anything more than an uncritical celebration of late-capitalism’s technological ubiquity. In fact Guattari offers hisown version of the theory of capitalist and cybernetic Accelerationism ...

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Mashines

‘Desire Never Stops Investing History’

4 Dez , 2018  

What is the relationship between machine and structure? What is it that differentiates a line of flight from becoming a pure line of death? Now, however unhelpful as it may seem, a perfectly adequate to answer to these questions would be the difference between the nature of the possible and ...

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Biopolitics, Mashines

The Hedonistic Imperative: The Seduction of Hypercapitalism

28 Nov , 2018  

The unlikely parable that Xenophon relates  between Socrates and their mutual friend Aristippus of Cyrene serves as a lead in to the subject of this post. Socrates had observed his friend Aristippus for some time and felt that the young man needed a little guidance. He remonstrated Aristippus for his ...

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PhiloFiction

“This world of wild production and explosive desire” – The Unconscious and the Future in Felix Guattari

29 Aug , 2018  

… In this sense the horrible final scene of Janice and UIQ merged in her body and unable to enunciate any stable subjective position, even to a point beyond death, is not a cautionary tale warning us back from the edge, but a kind of realism showing us the utterly ...

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PhiloFiction

On the End of History & the Death of Desire (Notes on Time and Negativity in Bataille’s ‘Lettre á X.’)

6 Nov , 2017  

To continue from our conclusions regarding the question of what it would mean to love as a communist, we begin from the idea that abolition is what necessary binds communism as real movement to problems encountered in the life of desire, of the heart, of the family. And one key ...

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Biopolitics, EconoFiction, Mashines

Die Ratte, der Schizo und das Geld

8 Sep , 2015  

In einem Experiment des Wissenschaftlers Brian Knuston von der Stanford Universität geht es um die Untersuchung der Relation Wunsch und neurochemische Komposition des mennschlichen Gehirns und den daraus folgenden Möglichkeiten,  die bei Schizophrenen fehlende libidinale Motivation, die zu keinem optimalen ökonomischen Verhalten führt, durch eine psychopharmakologische Behandlung wieder herzustellen. Mangelnde ...

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