Monthly Archives: August 2013

DeLanda vs. Latour

A few direct comparisons between DeLanda and Latour, taken from Graham Harman’s, Prince of Networks (click for a pdf of the Open Access book, published by re.press). I am exploring these sources in an effort to better understand “assemblage urbanism.” … Continue reading

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The Annual Deleuze Conference List: 2013-2014 Edition

Originally posted on Drops of Experience:
If you have been following this blog for the past two years (since it started), then you know that I have posted in each year a list of conferences that focus on the philosophical…

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Welcome to Amazonia

Originally posted on Critical Design:
This article on Amazon’s Seattle development published yesterday in the New York Times, well, it sucked (pardon my French). Of course, it includes plenty of one-liners from corporate and city talkingheads but no real substance or what used to…

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Incorporeal transformations 1

Incorporeal transformations Plateau 4: November 20, 1923 – Postulates of Linguistics I. “Language is Informational and Communicational” Start with collective assemblages of enunciation (CAE): There is no individual enunciation, nor is there a subject of enunciation (79). “The social character … Continue reading

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engineering equals innovation?

Originally posted on The Rolling Blackout:
Preface: I’m not a big fan of city rankings. I’m an engineer. In a recent article on Forbes, with yet another city rankings study, Joel Kotkin makes some connections between cities and technological innovation.…

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Protevi on Foucault’s method 5 (+ neolib)

Last installment; get Protevi’s essay here. Neoliberalism and the art of governing Pastoral power – first individualizing practices (~grid he used for human sciences: discipline, STP, 128) Governmentality: move “outside” (beneath?) the state administrative/absolute state’s raison d’Etat, which is nascent … Continue reading

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Protevi on Foucault’s method 4

Existence and possibility To conclude his discussion of F’s methodology, P turns to “two fascinating passages which display his nuanced position in which a grid of intelligibility reveals the interactive realist constitution of objects of a dispositif.” 1)    F’s investigation … Continue reading

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