Monthly Archives: November 2014

Braidotti on “the ‘other’ of the high-tech clean and efficient bodies…”

While trying to cook up a class proposal for a research seminar tentatively entitled “How do you make yourself a posthuman?” I came across this line in Braidotti’s “Posthuman, All Too Human Towards a New Process Ontology” (201-2, my emphasis): … Continue reading

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Negri & Hardt: Capitalist Control& Forms of Life

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KRkvN_tDwM

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On the ‘Neuro’ Turn in the Humanities

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A History of Militarized U.S. Policing: Ferguson and Beyond

Originally posted on Understanding Empire: Technology, Power, Politics:
[This essay is a shortened version taken from a book project I’m working on called The Predator Empire] A History of Militarized U.S. Policing American policing was shaped by colonial contact with…

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Proposals for S_Z study group?

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
Last week Arran James proposed a reading group involving people interested in anarchism and speculative theory. I like the idea of asking activists and other politically inclined para-academics to spend some time checking worldviews against…

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Review of Urban Space and Late Twentieth – Century New York Literature

My aforementioned review of Catalina Neculai’s Urban Space and Late Twentieth – Century New York Literature is now posted on the RGS-IBG Urban Geography Research Group’s website.

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Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Foucault and Marx: A Disjunctive Synthesis? (2014)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Foucault and Marx: A Disjunctive Synthesis? Lecture | December 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall Speaker/Performer: Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Contemporary European Philosophy at Kingston University London and…

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Le séminaire Actualités Foucault: Foucault avec Marx (2014)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Le séminaire Actualités Foucault reprendra ses activités le jeudi 4 décembre 2014, de 17h à 19h. La première séance aura lieu à l’Ecole doctorale de Sciences Po (199 bd Saint Germain, troisième étage, métro : Saint Germain de Près – ligne…

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The Poet and the Assassin: Control and Cosmos in “A Thousand Plateaus”

Originally posted on Deterritorial Investigations :
The two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia have been read many ways: a critique of psychoanalysis, an exercise in nomadic thought, a foreshadow of chaos theory and the sciences of complexity, holistic texts packed with…

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“A collective uprising is first of all a physical, affective, and erotic phenomenon” (5/5)

Here is the fifth and final part of my translation of Amador Fernández-Savater’s interview with Bifo. You can find the previous four parts here: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 Revolution 10. Between 2010 and 2013 massive movements … Continue reading

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