By Brian Massumi
Renewing and assessing William James’s radical empiricism and Henri
Bergson’s philosophy of belief in the course of the filter out of the post-war French philosophy of Deleuze, Guattari, and Foucault, Massumi hyperlinks a cultural common sense of version to questions of flow, impact, and sensation. If such techniques are as basic as indicators and significations, he argues, then a brand new set of theoretical matters seem, and with them strength new paths for the marriage of clinical and cultural concept. changing the conventional competition of literal and figural with new differences among stasis and movement and among genuine and digital, Parables for the digital tackles similar theoretical matters by way of using them to cultural mediums as different as structure, physique paintings, the electronic paintings of Stelarc, and Ronald Reagan’s appearing profession. the result's an exciting mix of cultural concept, technology, and philosophy that announces itself in a crystalline and multi-faceted argument.
Parables for the Virtual will curiosity scholars and students of continental and Anglo-American philosophy, cultural stories, cognitive technology, digital paintings, electronic tradition, and chaos thought, in addition to these curious about the “science wars” and the relation among the arts and the sciences in general.