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How to Surf: Technologies at Work in the Societies of Control

Bent Meier Sorensen

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748633364
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652600 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.003.0005
How to Surf: Technologies at Work in the Societies of Control

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This chapter explores the experience of dividuality in Gilles Deleuze's essay on the societies of control, offering a more detailed view of life in the society of control, and observing that if you have never been unemployed, you have not really understood anything about modernity. It discusses Deleuze and Félix Guattari's concept of the body without organs, and suggests that people can potentially begin to establish more positive connections and productions by connecting to what is established as the outside by the abstract machine of control.

Keywords: dividuality; Gilles Deleuze; societies of control; unemployed; modernity; Félix Guattari; body without organs; machine of control

Chapter.  7401 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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