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philosopher and filmmaker from brighton, currently teaching philosophy at the Free University of Brighton

Knower-known relations (alien and intimate knowledge)

Knower-known relations (alien and intimate knowledge)

The problem of access that is central to the critique of correlationism depends on the epistemological gap between knower and known. This gap, almost inherent to and therefore inevitably inextricable from the concept of knowledge itself, depends upon the sense of the known as a product alien from the producer. That which I know is known in so far as… Read more →

Concrete communism & the problem of the cell and the new organism

Concrete communism & the problem of the cell and the new organism

There is an interesting article on the The Commune website about theorising and imagining a post-capitalist society – take a peek over here. I agree with the emphasis the author has on the problem of labour, abstract labour in particular.  At the end of the piece they point out the implication – “So one of the most fundamental tasks we… Read more →

Celibate machines and epiphenomenalism

Celibate machines and epiphenomenalism

(Reading Anti-Oedipus again) The paranoic machine repulses, the miraculating machines attracts and then there is a kind of reconciliation in the celibate machine. This dialectic of desiring machines locates the subject as “a mere  residuum alongside the desiring-machines”, a situation where the subject “confuses himself with this third productive machine and with the residual reconciliation that it brings about” (AO:… Read more →

Interview about Rhizomatic #1

Interview about Rhizomatic #1

I was recently interview via email about the film I made a decade or so ago about an anarchist arts-activist squat.  The documentary is available in various places, it was published in the Deleuzian online journal A/V from MMU (available here) and is also on YouTube (available here). Matt Lee interviewed by Edwin Coomasaru A Discussion of Rhizomatic #1 (2001)… Read more →