Alain Badiou on Communism and Multiculturalism

The Red Flag and the Tricolore by Alain Badiou 1. Background: the world situation Today the figure of global capitalism has taken over the entire world. The world is subject to the ruling international oligarchy and enslaved to the abstraction of money – the only recognised universal. Our own time is the painful interval between... Continue Reading →

The Ontologies of Resistance from Senselogic to Cybersense

All your data, all your base... This study is a venture into the relationship between humanities/social sciences and the emerging technologies such as the software programs extracting and analysing Big Data in all its complexity. The name given to these complex data sets constituted by an inordinate measure of raw data intense in variety, massive... Continue Reading →

Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis and the Critique of Contemporary Culture

Let us imagine a subject who finds himself in a certain situation which appears to have no escape route; a situation which nails him to a painful existence and brings him closer to extinction with every move he makes. What he needs is Bion’s theory of creative process and the emergence of new thought from... Continue Reading →

One Dimensional Woman by Nina Power (via The Blog of Disquiet)

My review of Nina Power's One Dimensional Woman appeared in last weekend's The Sunday Star. It's an important, intelligently-argued book, and I highly recommend that the world reads it. Yes, the world. I've reproduced it in full here: For all of us who happily imagine contemporary feminism to be a uniform and linear yellow brick... Continue Reading →

The Correlation Between Freud, Cronenberg, Identical Twins, Gynecology and Videodrome Tapes

Dead Ringers With Dead Ringers (1988) Cronenberg shows the consequences of an attempt to get rid of the space between the me and the not me. The illusory absence of difference between Mantle twins Beverly and Elliot is their own creation. They identify with one another so much that they think they are one split... Continue Reading →

Artaud, Deleuze, and the Will to Nothingness

I close the eyes of my intelligence, and giving voice to the unformulated within me, I offer myself the sense of having wrested from the unknown something real. I believe in spontaneous conjurations. On the paths along which my blood draws me, it cannot be that one day I will not discover a truth.[1] Antonin Artaud... Continue Reading →

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

Liquid Theory TV is a collaboration between Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Peter Woodbridge designed to develop a series of programmes which use computer networks to deliver ideas using audio-visual technologies. This episode in the series takes as its focus Gilles Deleuze's short essay entitled Postscript on the Societies of Control. The video above and... Continue Reading →

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