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Presentation video — Abstract machines of urbanization: political economy, ethics, and aesthetics

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Common sense aesthetics/ethics

A central theme in my dissertation is that contemporary critical urban theory must grapple with three dimension: political economy, ethics, and aesthetics. I certainly did not embark on my project from that perspective; like many, I was steeped in reading … Continue reading

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Dissertation Abstract Draft

I’m submitting the document to my committee on December 16… The Coordinated City’s Mutation Machine: Sympathy and Urbanization In Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood This dissertation intervenes in a debate over how Deleuze and Guattari’s conceptual repertoire might profitably contribute … Continue reading

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Reading notes: Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity, Chapter 4

Religion brings together everything we have outlined about general rules. Four kinds of general rules: extensive and corrective rules of passions and knowledge. Two poles of “religious feeling” (source in passions but is not itself a passion) Pole                 Source polytheism … Continue reading

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Reading notes: Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity, Chapter 3

For Hume, general rule is combination of reflection and extension Sometimes they are identical: extended because they are reflected (institution as a rule) Other times they are not: determining rules are more extensive than reflective (two types of general rules … Continue reading

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Talking to myself 1

Writing is too slow sometimes… But one of the ways I try to get a handle on my thoughts, at least since getting a smartphone last year, is to use the voice memo feature to make an audio recording. This … Continue reading

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From Grunge to Glimmer

My AAG abstract: From Grunge to Glimmer: Building the New Seattle For Althusser (2014), the dominant Ideological State Apparatus was the school-family dyad, with the school playing the overwhelmingly dominant role. But in an era of uneven planetary urbanization (cf. … Continue reading

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