In “Semblance and Event,” Brian Massumi, drawing on the work of William James , Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, and others, develops the concept of. Following ideas, images, sensations and intense affects charted by William James, Alfred North Whitehead and Gilles Deleuze, Brian Massumi. Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the.

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Indeed, the greater the order perhaps the greater the effect, when it finally comes. The Semblance of Subjectivity: Philosophical Practice and Scientific Abstraction in A. Partly because of the way it stretches the meditative form, Massumi’s thought demands interpretation. Added to PP index Total downloads 7of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? And where becoming has been, there is already more to come.

From chapter to chapter, we follow a good story-teller, a patient interviewee and simple, companionable, inner and outer voices. There is great beauty to this rarefication. Yve Lomax – – I.

Science Logic and Mathematics. We can see movement becoming mmassumi in Massumi’s sensitive discussion of the painter and installation artist Robert Irwin. But how do we perceive an experience that encompasses the just-was and the is-about-to-be as much as what is actually present?


Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts

Irwin carried his work through a “succession of reductions” leading all the way to ground zero”. The event is a contact and a transformation. The ‘is’ of ‘to be’ is ‘becoming’.

Meditation calls for commentary.

It gains a more direct involvement in artistic creation and sensibility. There can be an imperceptible yet immensely disruptive virtual effect in apparently the most ordered and safe forms of experience. Its motivations and portents are signs of a much wider problem with many positive and negative directions.

Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts by Brian Massumi

If a maelstrom of sensory disruption is our everyday state, it will be hard to experience the kinds of disorientation and movement Massumi seeks in art events. Surprising only because in the decade following Parables for the VirtualMassumi has continued to be an active and influential figure on the theoretical landscape.

They work with common language and with the appearance of a ‘degree zero’ of style such that everyone can feel invited to follow and think alongside the meditator. This entry has no external links.

Brian Massumi, Semblance and Event: Arts of Experience, Politics of Expression – PhilPapers

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page. Gilles Deleuze and the Missing Architecture. This is not the case for Semblance and Event. Activist philosophy and the occurrent arts — The ether and your anger toward a speculative pragmatism — The thinking-feeling of what happens putting the radical back in empiricism — The diagram as technique of existence ovum of the universe segmented — Arts of experience, politics of expression In four movements.


Massumi’s writing combines the delight of an attractive scene made magical and the unease of the familiar rendered unreliable. Jiri Benovsky – – Locke Studies His phraseology is elegant, simple and enticingly set in motion through a discrete counter-point of puzzles and partial answers. To dance a storm — Second movement.

There will be no space for the non-sensory because all will be non-sensory. Sign in to use this feature.

Events are always passing; to experience an event is to experience the passing. Aspects of Consciousness in Philosophy of Mind.