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Technologies of Lived Abstraction

The Technologies of Lived Abstraction book series includes transdisciplinary works that critically and creatively inquire into processes of emergence in the world today. Thought and body, abstract and concrete, local and global, individual and collective: works in this series are not content to rest with such habitual divisions. They explore how these facets come together, if only to form the movement by which they come again to differ.

Work, Welfare, and Creativity in the Neoliberal Age

A celebrated theorist examines the conditions of work, employment, and unemployment in neoliberalism’s flexible and precarious labor market.

Art, Media, and the Sonic

An investigation into the affective modes of perception, temporality, and experience enabled by experimental new media sonic art.

Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts

An investigation of the “occurrent arts” through the concepts of the “semblance” and “lived abstraction.”

Conjunctive Experience in Art and Technology

The experience of networks as the immediate sensing of relations between humans and nonhuman technical elements in assemblages such as viral media and databases.

Digital Philosophy and Choreographic Thoughts

A radically empirical exploration of movement and technology and the transformations of choreography in a digital realm.

Computation, Aesthetics, and Space

A proposal that algorithms are not simply instructions to be performed but thinking entities that construct digital spatio-temporalities.

An accessible yet rigorous introduction to the influential French philosopher Gilbert Simondon’s philosophy of individuation.

Movement, Art, Philosophy

A new philosophy of movement that explores the active relation between sensation and thought through the prisms of dance, cinema, art, and new media.

Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics

A Deleuzian reading of Whitehead and a Whiteheadian reading of Deleuze open the possibility of a critical aesthetics of contemporary culture.

Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear

An exploration of the production, transmission, and mutation of affective tonality--when sound helps produce a bad vibe.