Forget OOO 2: The Nadir of OOO

Review of OOO as a movement by Nathan Brown, from Tool-Being to Realist Magic: In order to stake its claim to originality and supremacy, “OOO” has to fulminate against what it sees as a threatening field materialists, purveyors of “scientism,” process philosophers, Deleuzians, and systems theorists. […] Yet many readers, perhaps trying to find an […]

Still Forgetting OOO

I am presenting a workshop on assemblages today primarily for the PhD students in one of our research centres. I have set two readings, one of which is Ian Buchanan’s chapter “The ‘Clutter’ Assemblage” (here is another version of the essay) in The Schizoanalysis of Art. A brief passage in the essay reminded me of […]

Heidegger versus Deleuze: On Events and Being

Although Richard Grusin voiced some concerns about the effect of ‘live’ Twitter use at conferences and whether or not the increased intensity is positive, Troy Rhoades very kindly asked a question I had posted to Twitter during the question time of Erin Manning’s plenary of the Nonhuman Turn conference currently underway. Video of Erin’s plenary […]

Reading D&G: Learning

Nate over at An Un-canny Ontology responded to my brief comments on his blog, so I have left another comment that I have pasted below with some additional material from Albert Toscano’s excellent preface to Eric Alliez’s Signature of the World: Nate, to understand the ‘concept’ of the concept I suggest you read Eric Alliez’s […]