Necropolitics

Mbembe: Nanoracism and narcotherapy

14 Okt , 2019  

For Felix Guattari, even at the beginning of the age of digitized mobility in the 1980s, it seemed crystal clear that large sections of the population, which we now call the global surplus population, would be assigned “a corner on the planet that has become a global factory to which ...

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Mashines

Pragmatic/Machinic: Discussion with Félix Guattari [by Charles J. Stivale]

6 Feb , 2019  

taken from Blackout

The following discussion with Félix Guattari took place in his apartment in Paris. With the help of a number of friends, I had prepared a set of questions, and had contacted him to see if he might be available to answer some of them.\1 He responded immediately, ...

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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, NonPolitics

How Many Breakdowns For Every Breakthrough?

16 Dez , 2018  

Ultimately, one escapes from the structuralist impasse by recognizing that an effect of meaning only has repercussions at the level of the signified in so far as potentialities of subjective action are liberated, once there is a breach in the signifier…The machinic breakthrough, waiting, masked by the structure, is the ...

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NonPolitics

Au Revoir Aux Enfants… de Mai! (Abstract)

5 Jun , 2018  

In the December of 1968, Maurice Blanchot issued a warning that was to be repeated in the years to come: “May, a revolution by idea, desire, and imagination, risks becoming a purely ideal and imaginary event if this revolution does not…yield to new organization and strategies.”[1] And ...

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NonPolitics

Félix Guattari: Origins in Trotskyism and Psychoanalysis

25 Nov , 2017  

Félix Guattari is well-known for his philosophical works, co-authored with Gilles Deleuze. However, his early work has only become available in the Anglophone world recently. Guattari’s earlier inheritance from Trotskyism and from Lacanian psychoanalysis presents an important backdrop to his mature work. The intertwining of these two perspectives, along with ...

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NonPolitics

Guattari & Italy’s “Hot Autumn”

11 Sep , 2017  

Guattari was dreaming of building a federation of regional protest movements, which could open up secondary fronts and weaken the Nation-State. Despite his extensive network of contacts, he never managed to realize this perilous project, which was located on the cusp between democratic combat and terrorist action […] Guattari became ...

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PhiloFiction

GUATTARI “LINES OF FLIGHT”: the hypothesis of modes of semiotisation (1 & 2)

10 Jan , 2016  

Liveblogging reading Felix Guattari’s book LINES OF FLIGHT, translated by Andrew Goffey.

The unconscious, for Guattari, is “structured” like a multiplicity of modes of semiotisation. This hypothesis contains in germ Bruno Latour ‘s multiple modes of existence, which are also modes of semiotisation:

If it was still necessary to talk ...

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