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Desire, Love and Revolution (?)
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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?).

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Any interest on a follow-up to this? I arrive from NYC on Tuesday, was involved in a project in Berlin last summer: http://redchannelsinberlin.wordpress.com/ and participate in the NYC reading group "Our Lives Are Not Negotiable": http://nyc.thepublicschool.org/note/3881

oh yea and michael hardt is coming to berlin coming monday:
http://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de/praxis/rosaluxemburgstiftung_lecture_mi...

some additional stuff that might be interesting:
michael hardt's notes to a course about d&g he did some years ago: http://www.duke.edu/~hardt/Deleuze&Guattari.html

michael hardt talking about love (6 part lecture): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioopkoppabI

caleb berlin's picture

Hi everybody,
for next saturday nothing new to read.
I think we'll come back on this
The text is in this book, Commonwealth, by Hardt & Negri
http://aaaaarg.org/text/11732/commonwealth
pag. 179-189, paragraph De Singularitate 1: Of Love Possessed

Even if there's nothing new to read i ask you to think about this question:
"What is revolution?"

enjoy!

see you on saturday

fiona geuss's picture

hi,
what are we reading this saturday?
best
fiona

i've missed the classes up til now, but I plan to join next week. Hope all is going well

Hi leute,
For the next meeting i propose just a small text.

The text is in this book, Commonwealth, by Hardt & Negri
http://aaaaarg.org/text/11732/commonwealth
pag. 179-189, paragraph De Singularitate 1: Of Love Possessed

For saturday, in the first part, i'd propose to come back to what we already said.
So come back to desire and affective labor (that actually we missed last time), trying to organize the work done till now and to create a connection with social networks. May be is also useful for people that missed one or two classes.
In the second part we'll move to love, through Negri&Hardt's text.
See you,
Mino

Hi leute,
For the next meeting i propose just a small text.

The text is in this book, Commonwealth, by Hardt & Negri
http://aaaaarg.org/text/11732/commonwealth
pag. 179-189, paragraph De Singularitate 1: Of Love Possessed

For saturday, in the first part, i'd propose to come back to what we already said.
So come back to desire and affective labor (that actually we missed last time), trying to organize the work done till now and to create a connection with social networks. May be is also useful for people that missed one or two classes.
In the second part we'll move to love, through Negri&Hardt's text.
See you,
Mino

caleb berlin's picture

just a reminder that we meet at 15:00 today (not 16:00) and will be reading:

1) M. Hardt, Affective Labour
http://aaaaarg.org/text/12543/affective-labor
2) M. Lazzarato, Immaterial labour.
this article is inside this text. pp 133-147
http://aaaaarg.org/text/3919/radical-thought-italy-potential-politics

see you shortly,
-c

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