Deleuze’s Postscript on Societies of Control – Video Essay for Liquid Theory TV
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Deleuze’s Postscript on the Societies of Control from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

The second episode in the series takes as its focus Gilles Deleuzes short essay Postscript on the Societies of Control. While this episode is being made available for the first time in an issue of Culture Machine: An Open-Access Journal of Culture and Theory culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/issue/view/22 which has the theme of creative media; and while Liquid Theory TV could be described as a creative project, to the extent it is concerned with producing alternative, rival, or counter-desires to those currently dominant within much of society (at its simplest, a desire for philosophy or more broadly theory, rather than for the creations of Richard Branson, Simon Cowell or Rupert Murdoch, say), this does not mean that either the series, or this particular episode, should be regarded simply as an attempt to perform Deleuzes philosophy. The critical and interpretive aspects of scholarly work remain important to us here, even if they are being undertaken in a medium very different to the traditional academic journal article or book.

It’s been used in various websites and e-learning platforms as a network resource, and seems to have captured people’s interest on YouTube

Liquid Theory TV is a collaboration between Clare Birchall, Gary Hall and Peter Woodbridge. It has been widely cited by a number of publications, journals, elearning repositories and blogs.

Here are some links :

Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance

Thought and Image

Performing Archives

Life After New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process

Art and Education

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