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 →

The off-switch as the ground of the Unconscious

The off-switch as the ground of the Unconscious

In a report of recent neuroimaging techniques, the lead scientist said the following – “our findings suggest that unconsciousness may be the increase of inhibitory assemblies across the brain’s cortex” (See here).  The statement is taken to be supportive of a particular theory about consciousness put forward by Susan Greenfield, which may or may not be the case.  Greenfields hypothesis… Read more →

They will never give it away for free

We’re all pretty fucked…we must dream and demonstrate the new reality.

With new protests against the fees and cuts being made to Higher Education planned for this Wednesday on what’s being called ‘Day X’ (more information here) it’s necessary to avoid getting drowned in the new slave consensus.  The ‘cuts’, the ‘deficit’ and the whole new way in which economics is being organised are presented as obvious, necessary, inevitable.  They are… Read more →