In Parables for the Virtual Brian Massumi views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet, as cultural formations that operate on multiple. In _Parables for the Virtual_ Brian Massumi views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet, as cultural formations that operate on multiple. Parables for the virtual: movement, affect, sensation I Brian Massumi. p. cm.-(Post -contemporary intervcntions) lncludcs bibliographical refcrcnces and indcx.

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Brian Massumi, Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation – PhilPapers

Given its emphasis on interpellation, cultural theory has allowed little scope for “modest acts of resistance or subversion” p. In collaboration with Erin Manning, Massumi has developed a process-philosophical take on research-creation.

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Although in some sense taken right out of the Deleuzian playbook who referred similarly to a ‘superior empiricism’Virtal achievement here is to give these ideas concrete grounding in the universe of the everyday – not abstraction but ‘lived abstraction’ is what marks the territory here.


Nov 03, Cassey rated it liked it Shelves: In the absence of an asignifying philosophy of affect, it is all too easy for received psychological categories to slip back in, undoing the considerable deconstructive work vkrtual has been effectively carried out by poststructuralism. The Experience of Spinal Cord Injury.

Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation

Sign-in or register now to continue. The Absolute State and the Body of the Despot. Oxford University Press,pp. I’ve heard enough scholars harangue Reagan, American football, and violent video games.

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The aim of the book, states Massumi, is to consider the body and its capacity for movement and sensation in writings of cultural theory. The fro Massumi unfolds will have a major effect on cultural theory for years to come. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Parikka – – Theory, Culture and Society 30 6: Press, Durham, NC, U. Review published in Criticism Sign in Create an account. Process philosophypoststructuralismradical empiricism.

From the macrocosmic perspective, technological development looks like an organic patables. Massumi situates his work in the tradition of process philosophywhich he defines broadly to encompass a range of thinkers whose work privileges concepts of event and emergence.

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Duke University Press If you know where you will end up when you begin, nothing has happened in the meantime. He articulates process philosophy with William James’s radical empiricismwhich asserts the primacy of relation. The idea that capitalist ontopower is a direct power formation that modulates the social field of emergence to capture becoming raises fundamental questions about what form political resistance and anticapitalist struggle can take.

The door to rupture or revolt—states that many theorists craved—became firmly closed as a result of their own doing.

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Gilles Deleuze in Continental Philosophy. Revised and resprinted in Massumi, Ontopowerop. Mullis – – Teaching Philosophy 36 4: If such concepts are as fundamental as signs and significations, he argues, then a new set of theoretical issues appear, and with them potential new paths for the wedding of scientific and cultural theory. Retrieved April 17, Reprinted in Massumi, Parables for the Virtualop. The kind of theoretical text that makes you wonder: