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Massumi, Brian

Works: 39 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 6,882 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B77, 194
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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 )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 1,317 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
Semblance and event activist philosophy and the occurrent arts by Brian Massumi( )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A user's guide to capitalism and schizophrenia deviations from Deleuze and Guattari by Brian Massumi( )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,035 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 thousand plateaus capitalism and schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze( )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 829 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
The Politics of everyday fear by Brian Massumi( Book )
12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 653 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
Parables for the virtual : movement, affect, sensation by Brian Massumi( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 509 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
A shock to thought : expressions after Deleuze and Guattari by Brian Massumi( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 390 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
Thought in the act : passages in the ecology of experience by Erin Manning( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 234 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. "--
What animals teach us about politics by Brian Massumi( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 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 J Rogers( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interact or die ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Self-organizing," "epigenetic" and "transductive" are terms explored in this collection of essays and artistic interventions. We all know that blueprints for the future have regularly been rendered obsolete, since nobody can predict or control processes like climate change or global flows of employment or information. This leaves us with the question of what sort of exploratory behavior we can come up with to create functioning networks, and to locate our role in the process of producing variation and selection. In Interact or Die!, the exploratory behavior of a selection of artists is combined with essays by prominent authors in the area of "networks-into-matter" and "matter-into-networks" theory
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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heterologies : discourse on the other by Michel de Certeau( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 27 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 25 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
The Power at the End of the Economy by Brian Massumi( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<Div>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.</div>
Noise : the political economy of music by Jacques Attali( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deleuze, Guattari, and the philosophy of expression ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Levels of nothingness Works & process at the Guggenheim ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An interactive performance-installation, inspired by Kandinsky's Yellow sound, where colors are derived from the human voice. A computerized microphone analyzes a live voice and controls a full rig of robotic lights to create a color show using the language and clichés of spectacular Rock-and-Roll concert lighting. -- program notes
Nomadology : the war machine by Gilles Deleuze( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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