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Massumi, Brian

Works: 60 works in 298 publications in 2 languages and 10,468 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, win, 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 )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,325 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 )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 521 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 )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 382 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 shock to thought : expressions after Deleuze and Guattari( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 274 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
What animals teach us about politics by Brian Massumi( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 187 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
Body mécanique : artistic explorations of digital realms by Sarah Rogers-Lafferty( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought in the act : passages in the ecology of experience by Erin Manning( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 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." ... from 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 125 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
Sympathy of things : Ruskin and the ecology of design by Lars Spuybroek( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 97 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
A thousand plateaus : capitalism and schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 84 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
First & last emperors : the absolute state and the body of the despot by Kenneth Dean( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Shock to Thought brings together essays that explore Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of expression in a number of contemporary contexts. It will be of interest to all those in philosophy, cultural studies and art theory. The volume also contains an interview with Guattari which clearly restates the 'aesthetic paradigm' that organizes both his and Deleuze's work
The principle of unrest : activist philosophy in the expanded field by Brian Massumi( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontomacht : Kunst, Affekt und das Ereignis des Politischen by Brian Massumi( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 44 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No such thing as rest : a walk with Brian Massumi by Brian Massumi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Setting thoughts and conversation in constant motion, Adrian Heathfield and photographer Hugo Glendinning encounter the renowned philosopher and cultural theorist Brian Massumi while walking the streets of Montreal. In this relaxed but intensive exchange Massumi discusses the nature of events, their sensuous and affective forces, immaterial art practices and their critical potential under capitalism, belief and hope and their relation to political agency. Charged ideas are quietly elaborated against a restless backdrop of everyday life
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The postmodern condition : a report on knowledge
Alternative Names
Brian Massumi Canadees filosoof

Brian Massumi Canadian philosopher

Brian Massumi filósofo canadiense

Brian Massumi kanadischer Philosoph und Hochschullehrer

마수미, 브라이언


マスミ, ブライアン

English (167)

German (3)

Parables for the virtual : movement, affect, sensationThe Politics of everyday fearA 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 despotA shock to thought : expressions after Deleuze and GuattariHeterologies : discourse on the other