Governance can continue long after the mythic State breaks its final bond (or pact) and the social factory produces its last subject. With the rise of The Social, the primacy of ‘states’ was already debatable – as long as state is a mere container for sovereignty. Yet with the death of The Social, the State becomes indistinguishable from Biopower and The Spectacle. This transformation often goes unacknowledged because the State is easily confused for its relics, as “Winter Palaces still exist but they have been relegated to assaults by tourists rather than revolutionary hordes” (The Coming Insurrection). But to talk of the State today, one should speak of Empire, which governs the sprawling form of The Metropolis. (more…)
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As the phrase goes, “the communication between two terms generates an independent third.”
Resonance isn’t found by plumbing the interiority of two singularities, or even their overlap. (A U B)
Rather, resonance is an external force in-between singularities that incites forms of content and expression.
Dominic Smith’s response article to Badiou’s Clamour of Being is an amazing descriptive piece that lays the groundwork for theorizing this form of inter-action: (more…)