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Deleuze and New Technology

Edited by David Savat, Mark Poster

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Explores how Deleuze's philosophy can help us to understand our digital and biotechnological futures

In a world where our lives are increasingly mediated by technologies, we need to pay more attention to Deleuze's often explicit focus on our reliance on the machine and the technological. These essays are a collective and determined effort to explore the usefulness Deleuze in thinking about our present and future reliance on technology. At the same time, they take seriously a style of thinking that negotiates between philosophy, science and art.

Contributors

William Bogard, Abigail Bray, Ian Buchanan, Verena Conley, Ian Cook, Tauel Harper, Timothy Murray, Saul Newman, Luciana Parisi, Patricia Pisters, Mark Poster, Horst Ruthrof, David Savat, Bent Meier Sørensen and Eugene Thacker.

Contents

Introduction, David Savat
Control
1. Deleuze and Machines: A Politics of Technology?, William Bogard
2. Of Rhizomes, Smooth Space, War Machines and New Media, Verena Conley
3. Deleuze's Objectile: From Discipline to Modulation, David Savat
4. How to Surf: Technologies at Work in the Societies of Control. Bent Meier Sorensen
5. Chemical-Control: From the Cane to the Pill, Abigail Bray
Becoming: 6. Politics in the Age of Control, Saul Newman
7. Smash the Strata! A Program for Techno-Political Evolution, Tauel Harper
8. Deleuze and the Internet, Ian Buchanan
9. Swarming: Number vs. Animal?, Eugene Thacker
10. The Body without Organs and Internet Gaming Addiction, Ian Cook
11. Deleuze's Concept in the Information-Control Continuum, Horst Ruthrof
12. Illusionary Perception and Cinema: Experimental Thoughts on Film Theory and Neuroscience, Patricia Pisters
13. Surface Folds: The Archival Events of New Medialised Art, Tim Murray
Afterword, Mark Poster
Notes on Contributors
Index

About the Author

Dr David Savat is Chair of Communication Studies at the University of Western Australia.

Mark Poster is Professor of History and a member of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

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