Swarming: Number versus Animal?

Eugene Thacker

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:
Swarming: Number versus Animal?

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This chapter examines new forms of protest and organisation enabled by new technologies, particularly the use of the idea of swarming as a form of multiplicity in relation to this, presents a set of case studies that deal with the phenomenon of swarms, and discusses Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of biology. It explores how a different politics can be conceptualised based on the idea of swarming and suggests that swarms are a foe that is stripped of its ‘faciality’.

Keywords: swarming; multiplicity; protest; organisation; Gilles Deleuze; philosophy of biology; politics

Chapter.  10610 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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