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Massumi, Brian

Overview
Works: 54 works in 264 publications in 3 languages and 9,157 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: BD162, 001
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Most widely held works about Brian Massumi
 
Most widely held works by Brian Massumi
The postmodern condition : a report on knowledge by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed dynamically. In The Postmodern Condition Jean-Francois Lyotard extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status uf science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information and knowledge are controlled in the Western world. Lyotard emphasized language; the world of postmodern knowledge can be represented as a game of language where speaking is participation in the game whose goal is the creation of new and ever-changing social linkages
Parables for the virtual : movement, affect, sensation by Brian Massumi( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the body has been the focus of much contemporary cultural theory, the models that are typically applied neglect the most salient characteristics of embodied existence -- movement, affect, and sensation -- in favor of concepts derived from linguistic theory. In Parables for the Virtual Brian Massumi views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet, as cultural formations that operate on multiple registers of sensation beyond the reach of the reading techniques founded on the standard rhetorical and semiotic models. Renewing and assessing William Jamesʹs radical empiricism and Henri Bergsonʹs philosophy of perception through the filter of the post-war French philosophy of Deleuze, Guattari, and Foucault, Massumi links a cultural logic of variation to questions of movement, affect, and sensation. -- Publisher description
The Politics of everyday fear by Brian Massumi( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary consumer is bombarded with fear-inducing images and information. This media shower of imagery is equalled only by the sheer quantity of fear-assuaging products offered for our consumption. The contributors address questions raised by the saturation of social space by capitalized fear
A user's guide to capitalism and schizophrenia : deviations from Deleuze and Guattari by Brian Massumi( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a practical elaboration of the major collaborative work of the French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. It also represents a comprehensive treatment of Deleuze's entire philosophical oeuvre, and presents explicit examples from contemporary urban culture
A shock to thought : expressions after Deleuze and Guattari( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together essays exploring the implications of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of expression in contemporary contexts - beauty versus modernism, reflection to postmodernism, sensation and politics, and the conditions of emergence
Semblance and event : activist philosophy and the occurrent arts by Brian Massumi( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the "occurrent arts" through the concepts of the "semblance" and "lived abstraction."
Body mécanique : artistic explorations of digital realms by Sarah Rogers-Lafferty( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power at the end of the economy by Brian Massumi( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest book, the influential critic Brian Massumi offers a new theory of political economy that demonstrates how emotional, affective and nonconscious decisions work together with rational self-interest in the shaping of neoliberalism. Massumi's analysis shows the potential for a new anti-capitalist politics
Ontopower : war, powers, and the state of perception by Brian Massumi( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color coded terror alerts, invasion, drone war, rampant surveillance: all manifestations of the type of new power Brian Massumi theorizes in Ontopower. Through an in-depth examination of the War on Terror and the culture of crisis, Massumi identifies the emergence of preemption, which he characterizes as the operative logic of our time. Security threats, regardless of the existence of credible intelligence, are now felt into reality. Whereas nations once waited for a clear and present danger to emerge before using force, a threat's felt reality now demands launching a preemptive strike. Power refocuses on what may emerge, as that potential presents itself to feeling. This affective logic of potential washes back from the war front to become the dominant mode of power on the home front as well. This is ontopower - the mode of power embodying the logic of preemption across the full spectrum of force, from the "hard" (military intervention) to the "soft" (surveillance). With Ontopower, Massumi provides an original theory of power that explains not only current practices of war but the culture of insecurity permeating our contemporary neoliberal condition
What animals teach us about politics by Brian Massumi( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this concise book, the noted theorist Brian Massumi takes up the question of "the animal". Treating the human as animal, he develops a concept of an animal politics, which he uses as the basis of an expanded notion of the political
Thought in the act : passages in the ecology of experience by Erin Manning( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Every practice is a mode of thought, already in the act. To dance: a thinking in movement. To paint: a thinking through color. To perceive in the everyday: a thinking of the world's varied ways of affording itself."--Thought in the Act Combining philosophy and aesthetics, Thought in the Act is a unique exploration of creative practice as a form of thinking. Challenging the common opposition between the conceptual and the aesthetic, Erin Manning and Brian Massumi "think through" a wide range of creative practices in the process of their making, revealing how thinking and artfulness are intimately, creatively, and inseparably intertwined. They rediscover this intertwining at the heart of everyday perception and investigate its potential for new forms of activism at the crossroads of politics and art. Emerging from active collaborations, the book analyzes the experiential work of the architects and conceptual artists Arakawa and Gins, the improvisational choreographic techniques of William Forsythe, the recent painting practice of Bracha Ettinger, as well as autistic writers' self-descriptions of their perceptual world and the experimental event making of the SenseLab collective. Drawing from the idiosyncratic vocabularies of each creative practice, and building on the vocabulary of process philosophy, the book reactivates rather than merely describes the artistic processes it examines. The result is a thinking-with and a writing-in-collaboration-with these processes and a demonstration of how philosophy co-composes with the act in the making. Thought in the Act goes beyond proposing to enact a collaborative mode of thinking in the act at the intersection of art, philosophy, and politics."--
Interact or die( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms in nature influence structures in the human world: in art, architecture and city building, for instance. Examples of these connections and structures in different fields
Politics of affect by Brian Massumi( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The capacity to affect and to be affected'. This simple definition opens a world of questions - by indicating an openness to the world. To affect and to be affected is to be in encounter, and to be in encounter is to have already ventured forth. Adventure: far from being enclosed in the interiority of a subject, affect concerns an immediate participation in the events of the world. It is about intensities of experience. What is politics made of, if not adventures of encounter? What are encounters, if not adventures of relation? The moment we begin to speak of affect, we are already venturing
A thousand plateaus : capitalism and schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has set the agenda for contemporary Continental philosophy, arguing for a new theory of radical democracy in politics and art. A Thousand Plateaus completes the landmark philosophical project, Capitalism and Schizophrenia, which Deleuze and Guattari began with Anti-Oedipus. Together, the two volumes are widely regarded as the single most brilliant work of Continental philosophy of the last 40 years
Sympathy of things : Ruskin and the ecology of design by Lars Spuybroek( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'If there is one thing we can learn from John Ruskin, it is that each age must find its own way to beauty' writes Lars Spuybroek in The Sympathy of Things, his ground-breaking work which proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital era. Spuybroek argues that we must 'undo' the twentieth century and learn to understand the aesthetic insights of the nineteenth-century art critic John Ruskin, from which he distils pointers for the contemporary age. Linking philosophy, design, and the digital, with art history, architecture, and craft, Spuybroek explores the romantic notion of 'sympathy', a core concept in Ruskin's aesthetics, re-evaluating it as the driving force of the twenty-first century aesthetic experience. For Ruskin, beauty always comprises variation, imperfection and fragility, three concepts that wholly disappeared from our mindsets during the twentieth century, but which Spuybroek argues to be central to contemporary aesthetics and design. Revised throughout, and a new foreword by philosopher Brian Massumi, this is a new edition of a seminal work which has drawn praise from fields as diverse as digital architecture and speculative realism, and will continue to be influential as it wrests Ruskin's ideas out of the Victorian era and reconstructs them for the modern age.--Publisher's website
First & last emperors : the absolute state and the body of the despot by Kenneth Dean( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shock to thought : expressions after Deleuze and Guattari by Brian Massumi( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world does not exist outside of its expression' The works of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari have had an impact far beyond philosophy. Although they famously claim "the world does not exist outside of its expression", expression remains an overlooked aspect of their work. A Shock to Thought brings together a collection of excellent essays that explore the implications of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of expression in a number of contemporary contexts: beauty versus modernism, reflection to postmodernism, sensation and politics, the conditions of emergence, and the virtual in politics, poetry, music and digital culture. The volume also makes available an interview with Guattari which clearly restates the "aesthetic paradigm" that organizes both his and Deleuze's work. A Shock to Thought will be of interest to all those in philosophy, cultural studies, and art theory
Ontomacht : Kunst, Affekt und das Ereignis des Politischen by Brian Massumi( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heterologies : discourse on the other by Michel de Certeau( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger : the Eurydice series by Bracha Ettinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The postmodern condition : a report on knowledge
Alternative Names
Brian Massumi Canadees filosoof

Brian Massumi Canadian philosopher

Brian Massumi kanadischer Philosoph und Hochschullehrer

마수미, 브라이언

ブライアン・マッスミ

Languages
English (209)

German (3)

Turkish (1)

Covers
Parables for the virtual : movement, affect, sensationThe Politics of everyday fearA user's guide to capitalism and schizophrenia : deviations from Deleuze and GuattariA shock to thought : expressions after Deleuze and GuattariBody mécanique : artistic explorations of digital realmsInteract or dieA thousand plateaus : capitalism and schizophreniaFirst & last emperors : the absolute state and the body of the despot