The Body of the Cipher, or the Form of Actualization (an atomist view on computational entities that are generic in their kind).
Algebraic Concepts Characterized / Gilles Deleuze / Lectures / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

The Body of the Cipher, or the Form of Actualization (an atomist view on computational entities that are generic in their kind).

lecture manuscript, held at the Seminar Materialism without Territory, Art and the Environment, organized by the applied virtuality theory-lab at CAAD ETH Zurich, May 29/30, at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich.   CONTENTS (1)             Slides I – V (intro to the formal context, aim and overview of the following text)  (2)             Representation versus … Continue reading

Algebraic Concepts Characterized / Distinguishing the General from the Generic / Gilles Deleuze / Lectures / Metalithikum / Pre-specificity / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

The reciprocal double-articulation of »sustainability« and »environmentality« or The mode of »insisting existence« proper to the circular.

abstract This text inquires how Louis Hjelmslev’s idea of »an algebra immanent to language« can help us to characterize discretized probability densities as a kind of »symbolic alphabeticity«. It is the manuscript for my talk at the 5th metalithikum colloquy in may 2014.   CONTENTS (1)    Introduction: The Materiality of sense, or: “capable of being … Continue reading

Distinguishing the General from the Generic / Gilles Deleuze / Lectures / Pre-specificity / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

How to substantiate liminitudinality or: Gilles Deleuze and the formula of capitalism – towards an entropic economy

* manuscript of my paper at the Deleuze Conference 2013 in Lisabon, July 13th. With a few additional annotions.  During this conference, we have heard many accounts and twists on a disturbing relation which Deleuze’s philosophy of capture, through the terms of what he calls the method of transcendental empiricism [1], appears to maintain with … Continue reading

Algebraic Concepts Characterized / Distinguishing the General from the Generic / Gilles Deleuze / Lectures / Pre-specificity

Abstract: How to substantiate liminitudinality – Taking Deleuze’s transcendental empiricism as a philosophical starting point for thinking about territoriality

***** The abstract to my upcoming lecture at the 6th International Deleuze Studies Conference “The territory in-between” (Lisboa Portugal, July 8-10 2013). Info: http://deleuze2013.fc.ul.pt Keywords: symbolic algebra, time, space, metaphysics, semiotics, articulation, glossematics, diagrammatics “Le fondement c’est donc ce qui nous donnera ou ne nous ne donnera pas le droit.” (Gilles Deleuze, Qu’est-ce que fonder?) Departing … Continue reading

Pre-specificity / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Limitudinality. Data space is quantum reality.

The colonization of categories, or: how can we conceive of that which is being named by polynomials resolved through adjoining complex roots to their coefficients?  “Le fondement c’est donc ce qui nous donnera ou ne nous ne donnera pas le droit.” (Gilles Deleuze, Qu’est-ce que fonder?) “I really do not know that anything has ever been … Continue reading

Book Reviews / Gilles Deleuze / Little Dramas Staged / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Peter Sloterdijk’s phantastic philosophy—taking the concept of the differential as a relational measure

Abstract How can we consider the situation of thought leaving the interiority of the thinking subject ? With this theme as an underlying motive throughout many of his writings, Peter Sloterdijk considers the question of hominization in terms of anthropotechnics. The primary importance of technological developments, he holds, concerns thinking. More specifically, we are challenged … Continue reading

Neo-baroque Articulation of Columns: Modules, Solids, Units
Algebraic Concepts Characterized / architectonic articulations - the stanzaic structure of genuinely procedural forms / Projective Theory of Technology / Thinking as an Algebraic Mechanist

Neo-baroque Articulation of Columns: Modules, Solids, Units

We are familiar with the use of generative grammars, L-systems or other recursive procedural frameworks, similar to the subdivision generally applied here in the work of Michael Hansmeyer, mainly from the analysis of natural process and organic structures. What is extraordinary about these examples here is the fact that Hansmeyer does not seek to reference … Continue reading