control_society's Journal

Societies of Control
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Near the end of his career, French philosopher Gilles Deleuze synthesized the thoughts of American author William S. Burroughs and fellow French philosopher Michel Foucault to argue that we have entered a new mode of power that he terms "Control." This Control Society exists on the backs of the failed and metamorphed sovereign society and disciplinary society.

This community seeks to analysis control societies: to map their genealogy, understand their relays of power, unravel their logics. Moreover, this community seeks to design new weapons and models of resistence or flight.

In so doing we will delve into the history of philosophy, explore the political and economic landscape of the world around us, interrogate new technology and information services, and question and build the material-semiotic mythology of our current existence.