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ATP reading notes 6 – first two postulates of linguistics

ATP reading notes 6 – first two postulates of linguistics

The postulates of linguistics (Chapter 4) have sub-headings that at first sight are a little confusing. To begin with, all four of the postulates have sub-headings in quotation marks, which immediately makes one wonder who is speaking, which ‘position’ is being articulated. Next, the first of these – “Language is informational and communicational” – is something that is clearly not… Read more →

ATP reading notes 5 – the three types of strata

ATP reading notes 5 – the three types of strata

Picking up the 3rd chapter, the ‘geology of Morals’, from roughly midway through (from the paragraph that begins “Most of the audience had left…” – ATP:57) we find a typology of strata being outlined. Three primary types of strata are posited. These are what I would call (1) the ‘simple’, (2) the organic and (3) the alloplastic or linguistic (I… Read more →

Tarnac 9 make the Bartleby move

Confronted by an ever more absurd state power, we shall speak no more LE MONDE | 16.03.09 bwo Multitudes-infos list/ Frederic Neyrat bwo the nettime list / trans Patrice Riemens For four month now, the legal & media spectacle titled “The Tarnac affair” won’t come to an end. Was Julien Coupat to come out of prison for Christmas? For New… Read more →

Welcome to the Civil War – Tarnac9 update

Websites with information on the Tarnac9: the US support committee – http://tarnac9.wordpress.com/ the main French support site – http://www.soutien11novembre.org/ fragments from ‘Introduction to Civil War’ – http://www.softtargetsjournal.com/v21/tiqqun.php ———————————- 10. Civil war is the free play between forms-of-life; it is their principle of co-existence. … 12. The point of view of civil war is the point of view of the political…. Read more →

We Have Begun… FREE THE TARNAC 9 – A statement of support by Giorgio Agamben

  This is from Semiotext, via Fark Yaralar? = Scars of Différance. It is in reference to the arrest of people in France on ‘terrorist’ charges, notably of Julien Coupat from Tiqqun.  The Tiqqun book, a small 88page book that fits in your back pocket and has been distributed free across Europe in recent months, is one of the most… Read more →

Urbanomic

The new issue of the excellent journal (indeed perhaps the best philosophical journal around at the moment) out soon … Technorati Tags: urbanomic , deleuze , philosophy Urbanomic

teaching the machine

teaching the machine

teaching the machine There’s this peculiar video that’s on YouTube at the moment, an excellent example of contemporary pedagogy in many ways, called ‘The machine is Us/ing Us’. It’s gathered nearly 2 million hits and since it’s only about 4 minutes long, probably most of those people have watched it. There’s a beautifully slick feel to the way the video… Read more →