The SF node of the Deleuze & Guattari Summer Reading Group will meet this Wednesday, July 10th at 6:00pm at 874 S. Van Ness Ave @ 20th st.
When last we met, we continued our investigation into the BwO (where it exists, what are its features - if any, how to become one) and explored the notion of the self/other in terms of subject/object this past Wednesday.
We read a bit of Rimbaud and an excerpts from "What is Philosophy?" as well as passages from Ch 3 (The Struggle Against the Rebel Body) of Federici's "Caliban and the Witch".
We wondered at the how the rise of Capitalism and the divestment of mystical powers from the body contributed to the creation of a world in which everything is defined, organized, categorized, specialized, placing us outside of / apart from "The World". Is it possible for us to reenter the world without submitting to superstitions? What tools do D&G provide us with for doing so?
This week, we will discuss Rick Dolphijn's paper, "Man Is Ill Because He Is Badly Constructed" and consider the role of language in the creation of cosmologies.