Difference, repetition, movement


Published by Harriet Phipps

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

This week’s Cemore reading group meandered to Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition, because Baudrillard (last reading) made us curious about the symbolic as an act of exchange. We found Deleuze ‘therapeutic’ and not amenable to an instrumental method or epistemology. His non-representation respecification of repetition reveals realities in flux in ways that echo Bergson, Simmel’s rainbow, ideas of performativity in Goffman and Butler, intra-action in Barad, as well as commitments to ‘stay with the trouble’ (Haraway) and ‘affirmative critique (Baridotti) – vocabularies that are slightly less cryptic, perhaps just to (some of) us. Questions arising around how to understand mass production and its transformations (e.g. through 3D printing and maker culture) differently through Deleuze’s repetition made us ‘deleuzed’, in a good way.  We’re now going to read something on mass production and then Ranciere’s ways of reconfiguring ‘the map of the sensible’.


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