Deleuze and New Technology - Edited By David Savat and Mark Poster - Edinburgh University Press, Uk, June 2009

Deleuze and New Technology
Edited By: David Savat and Mark Poster

Publication Date:Jun 2009

Explores how Deleuze's philosophy can help us to understand our digital and

biotechnological futuresIn a world where our lives are increasingly mediated by technologies, we need to pay more attention to Deleuze's often explicit focus on our reliance on the machine and the technological. These essays are a collective and determined effort to explore the usefulness Deleuze in thinking about our present and future reliance on technology. At the same time, they take seriously a style of thinking that negotiates between philosophy, science and art.
William Bogard, Abigail Bray, Ian Buchanan, Verena Conley, Ian Cook, Tauel Harper, Timothy Murray, Saul Newman, Patricia Pisters, Mark Poster, Horst Ruthrof, David Savat, Bent Meier Sorensen and Eugene Thacker.

Introduction, David Savat;
Control; 1. Deleuze and Machines: A Politics of Technology?, William Bogard;
2. Of Rhizomes, Smooth Space, War Machines and New Media, Verena Conley;
3. Deleuze's Objectile: From Discipline to Modulation, David Savat;
4. How to Surf: Technologies at Work in the Societies of Control. Bent Meier Sorensen; 5. Chemical-Control: From the Cane to the Pill, Abigail Bray;
6. Politics in the Age of Control, Saul Newman;
7. Smash the Strata! A Program for Techno-Political Evolution, Tauel Harper;
8. Deleuze and the Internet, Ian Buchanan;
9. Swarming: Number vs. Animal?, Eugene Thacker;
10. The Body without Organs and Internet Gaming Addiction, Ian Cook;
11. Deleuze's Concept in the Information-Control Continuum, Horst Ruthrof;
12. Illusionary Perception and Cinema: Experimental Thoughts on Film Theory and Neuroscience, Patricia Pisters;
13. Surface Folds: The Archival Events of New Medialised Art, Tim Murray;
Afterword, Mark Poster;
Notes on Contributors; Index

Dr David Savat is Chair of Communication Studies at the University of Western Australia.
Mark Poster is Professor of History and a member of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
Deleuze Connections
Series Editor: Ian Buchanan

'It is not the elements or the sets which define the multiplicity. What defines it is the AND, as something which has its place between the elements or between the sets. AND, AND, AND – stammering.'
– Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, Dialogues

This is the original groundbreaking series of Deleuze-inspired books that has already placed Deleuze's thought in connection with feminist theory, music, space, geography, queer theory, performance, postcolonial studies, contemporary art, and is constantly opening new frontiers in Deleuze Studies.