{hhr, 16-Apr-2018}

so far, I found Serres' book extremely boring and written in a horrible prose

  • Hubert Dreyfus, What computers can't do
  • Evan Thompson, enactivism
  • Andy Clark, Being there: Putting brain, body, and world together again
  • Tim Ingold, Being Alive
  • Michel Serres, Variations on the Body
  • Georges Canguilhem, Knowledge of Life
  • Katerina Kolozova, Cut of Real

Body References


meta: true

project: Koerper

kind: reference


Jagodzinski and Wallin - Arts-Based Research, Ch. 1 The Contemporary Image of Thought:

"… but Deleuze|Guattari go much further in developing the bodily drives (Triebe) through what they call a “double articulation” (see Bell, 2007, 3–10) when it comes to creative enfoldment that avoids Lacan’s succinct humanism and structuralism. This ‘double articulation’ leads us to the porous boundaries between the inorganic (or anorganic) and the organic (as both/and), the human and the nonhuman (as both/and). The body becomes a mode, a swarm of agencies that address a posthuman ontology." (p. 23)

milieu, bodies in relation, constitution and interrelation of bodies

Thacker - 'Molecule!'; or, Deleuze and Biotechnology:

"But the playing of the molecule game, and the sort of ad hoc, experimental embodiment it requires, points not just to differing views of 'the body', but both to the continuum of 'multiplicity' in which bodies are intermeshed and to the fact that bodies are 'animated' because of this intermeshing." (p. 161f)

Possibly of interest (not yet reviewd)


  • Katerina Kolozova, The Inhuman and the Automaton / Laruelle, human-in-human
  • Judith Butler, Bodies that Matter
  • Sara Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion
  • Rosi Braidotti, Metamorphoses
  • Massumi, Parables for the Virtual
  • Maldonado, Positive Affirmation of Non-algorithmic Information Processing (year and source?)

"Leibniz's allusion to tendency brings up one more issue and also points to a way of making the link between movement and sensation developed in the work of Spinoza. Spinoza defined the body in terms of "relations of movement and rest." He wasn't referring to actual, extensive move­ments or stases. He was referring to a body's _capacity_ to enter into rela­tions of movement and rest. This capacity he spoke of as a power (or potential) to affect or be affected." (Introduction, p. 15)

"The body remains a bundle of contradictions: it is a zoological entity, a genetic data-bank, while it also remains a bio-social entity, that is to say a slab of codified, personalized memories. As such it is part animal, part machine but the dualistic opposition of the two, which our culture has adopted since the eighteenth century as the dominant model, is inadequate today." (Braidotti, Metamorphoses, p. 21)