Previously unpublished writing from Tarnac – ‘Against the State of Emergency’

This text–originally published in Hostis 2: Beyond Recognition–was translated from the French by Robert Hurley and merits a statement regarding the context from which it emerged. The original article (‘contre létat d’urgence, l’urgence de prendre la rue') was written upon request by the French newspaper Le Monde. The newspaper had asked for a commentary from … Continue reading Previously unpublished writing from Tarnac – ‘Against the State of Emergency’

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Cinema In The Age of Control Societies

(Incredibly rough draft of part II of an article for Carte Semiotiche Annali 4, IMAGES OF CONTROL. Visibility and the Government of Bodies. Part I can be found here). Given our critique of the affirmationist interpretation, and while Godard’s Sauve Qui Peut (La Vie) is Patton’s exemplar of something that approximates a Deleuzean ethico-political program, we should turn … Continue reading Cinema In The Age of Control Societies

A Baroque Heresy: Notes on Deleuze and Leibniz on the Concept

“The other who is nobody...the a priori Other is defined in each system by its expressive value - in other words, its implicit and enveloping value [...] The I and the Self, by contrast, are immediately characterised by functions of development or explication: not only do they experience qualities in general as already developed in … Continue reading A Baroque Heresy: Notes on Deleuze and Leibniz on the Concept