Any sign of moral didacticism ruins art, if art is understood as its own autonomous social system. Art, in this sense, cannot be the servant of religion, education, philosophy, science any other kind of communication. These other systems can only use art parasitically.
In a previous post, I wrote about Brian Massumi’s idea of preemptive logic, which he also describes as a kind of affective (rather than rational
There is hence no irritation in the system’s environment and there is no transfer of irritation from the environment into the system. It is always a construct of the system itself, always self-irritation–albeit occasioned by environmental effects.
This is a draft of a paper I will present at the University of East Anglia this week. My aim in this paper is to
This post continues a line of thinking from previous posts on affect and resonance capability. Affect is all about resonance capability. For instance, in teaching we
These are a few notes and reflections on the early chapters of Luhmann’s Love as Passion: The Codification of Intimacy (English translation, 1986). Marriage based