Science and Metaphysics in The Matrix and eXistenZ

| Listen on YouTube | Download PDF | In his Organs Without Bodies Slavoj Žižek points out Deleuze’s emphasis on the passage from metaphor and towards metamorphosis in terms of the difference between “machines replacing humans” and the “becoming-machine of humans.” The problem is not how to reduce mind to neuronal “material” processes (to replace the … Continue reading Science and Metaphysics in The Matrix and eXistenZ

Gilles Deleuze from A to Z: Dialogues with Claire Parnet | Documentary Film | 1996 |

DOWNLOAD or STREAM The eight-hour series of interviews between Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, filmed by Pierre-André Boutang in 1988-1989...The individual episodes are: ‘A as in Animal’, ‘B as in “Boire” (Drink)’, ‘C as in Culture’, ‘D as in Desire’, ‘E as in “Enfance” (Childhood)’, ‘F as in Fidelity’, ‘G as in Gauche (Left)’, ‘H as … Continue reading Gilles Deleuze from A to Z: Dialogues with Claire Parnet | Documentary Film | 1996 |

Desert Islands – Gilles Deleuze

Geographers say there are two kinds of islands. This is valuable information for the imagination because it confirms what the imagination already knew. Nor is it the only case where science makes mythology more concrete, and mythology makes science more vivid. Continental islands are accidental, derived islands. They are separated from a continent, born of … Continue reading Desert Islands – Gilles Deleuze

Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

This is a slice of my doctoral dissertation from back in 2009, first written in 2007. Bliss is to have the technology now making it possible to share it in this Audio/Video format after all these years. I'll further elaborate the effects of listening to one's old writings read out loud in the times to … Continue reading Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness (Audio Essay)

Gilles Deleuze’s Postscript on the Societies of Control (Video)

 "Could it be that Deleuze's most lasting legacy will lie in his "Postscript on Control Societies," a mere 2,300 word essay from 1990? Such a strange little text, it bears not the same Deleuzean voice so familiar from his other writings. Cynics will grumble it falls short of the great books of '68-'69 or the … Continue reading Gilles Deleuze’s Postscript on the Societies of Control (Video)