Mushroom

Mushroom is his name. You can see how he still wears his gloves while he taps on the keyboard in the small area designated the kitchen area in his apartment. Mushroom is writing a post to his digital therapist Elena. He explains his concern that his expressions are unreadable. He asks what it could mean […]

communicado

Thinking about ‘hypercommunication’ suggests the project (already thematised by Bataille and Laruelle although I’m not very familiar) to develop aesthetics and practices of noncommunication, even to develop nonknowledge; ubiquitous data forcing us to develop a theory and practice of nonknowledge. Deleuze comes to this attitude late in his life. In an interview with Antonio Negri […]

Fragment on The Logic of Sense

So Deleuze is going to introduce his conception of the event, becoming, good sense/commonsense/nonsense. Sense is a peculiar term – it combines meaning with feeling. The sense of something, the meaning of a state of affairs, the direction of a situation, the shape of a movement, presupposing an idea of where things are going even […]

Brain to chaos

Pursuing the image of thought leads D&G to write about the brain in the conclusion of What is Philosophy? They present the problem of thought as a confrontation with chaos (but chaos conceived as the virtual). At the same time, thought needs to let the chaos in by tearing rents in the fabric of sense […]

Hypercommunication

Orbiting around the problematic of hypercommunication, full translation or total recording. A fantasy and a reality, or a fantasy which squeezes everything else out of the real, everything it cannot assimilate, which becomes unreal. Orit Halpern talks about the gap between the archive and the interface, which cybernetics seeks to close, as it seeks to […]

Circuitry of perception

There’s an essay collection I landed on a while back called Aesthetics After Finitude. So the editors are interested in the forms of art appropriate to the eclipse of human finitude. You can call this a speculative approach, asking what would it be like to have an aeshetics ‘without the subject that has traditionally theorised, […]