The class would begin with reflecting on desire and its relevance to contemporary theoretical debates that have followed from Foucault, Deleuze, Lacan and others. How does the "dispostif of desire" operate? What are the relations between desire and consumption? Desire and labor? Desire and resistance?
How can something like social networking—looking at Facebook in particular—act as a double-sided platform: at once a translation of an specific economic rationality into the sphere of subjectivity, under the purview of self-management/self-marketing; while at the same time an instrument of resistance, an affective network and, perhaps, a framework for global political movements?
From this starting point we could then move to the discuss the category of love as articulated by Spinoza and then Negri as a way to direct desire towards the "power of the common" and the revolutionary potential of that shift (motion, gesture?).