The latest addition to “Desiring Machine,” and one which now spreads our project across three continents, is Australian philosopher Ian Buchanan. Director of the Institute for Social Transformation Research based at University of Wollongong, he wrote “Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus,” “Deleuzism: A Metacommentary,” and a collection of papers published under “Deleuzean Century?” as well as co-editing a great number of Deleuze Studies books through Edinburgh University Press including “Deleuze and Feminist Theory” with Claire Colebrook and “Deleuze and Space” with Gregg Lambert.
A new addition to the “Desiring Machine” project is Prof. Alexander Galloway, of the Media, Culture, and Communications of New York University. He is a programmer and artist, who teaches several Deleuze classes at NYU. His publications include “Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization,” “The Exploit: A Theory of Networks,” and “Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture.” He is also responsible for several computer art projects such as the surveillance tool “Carnivore,” and the computer game “Kriegspiel,” based on a game of war designed by Debord around the military theory of Carl von Clausewitz. Prof. Galloway is also a translator of the French philosophical group Tiqqun, in particular their “Introduction to Civil War.” We appreciate his machinic expertise in our undertaking.
We want to welcome another participant to “Desiring Machine,” Patricia Pisters, Professor of Media & Film Studies at Universiteit van Amsterdam. She is the author of “The Neuro-Image: A Deleuzian Film-Philosophy of Digital Screen Culture” and “The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory.” Also, she appeared in the 1997 Dutch TV documentary on Deleuze titled “Mille Gilles.”
We also just received word that Claire Colebrook will take part in our film. She is a professor of English at Penn State University and has a number of publications on our subject including “Deleuze and the Meaning of Life,” “Understanding Deleuze (Australian Cultural Studies),” “Deleuze: A Guide for the Perplexed,” and “Deleuze (Routledge).” Her specialties include contemporary literature, theory, and visual cultural studies with an emphasis on film. We are glad to add her to our roster.
Another scholar to join the Desiring Machine project is Prof. Gregg Lambert, Dean’s Professor of Humanities and Founding Director of the Syracuse University Humanities Center at Syracuse University. His books include “The Non-Philoophy of Gilles Deleuze,” “Who’s Afraid of Deleuze & Guattari,” and “In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism.” He was also co-editor of “Deleuze and Space (Deleuze Connections).” We look forward to interviewing him.
We have another confirmation to announce – John Protevi. Professor of French Studies and Philosophy at Louisiana State University, he specializes in contemporary French philosophy (Deleuze, Foucault) and how it relates to biology, earth sciences, dynamic systems theory, and cognitive science. Some of his publications include “Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences,” “Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic,” and “Between Deleuze and Derrida” (editor). We are grateful for his interest in our project and look forward to working with him. One of Prof. Protevi’s lectures on “Deleuze, Music, and Ancient Warfare,” can be found here.
We are excited to announce that we already have our first confirmed participant for “Desiring Machine,” the philosopher Avital Ronell. She is a professor at NYU in the German and Comparative Literature Departments, as well as the co-director of the school’s Trauma & Violence Interdisciplinary Program, and in her summers lectures at the European Graduate School. She has written extensively on a wide array of topics including philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism, and addiction. Her works include “The Telephone Book: Technology-Schizophrenia-Electric Speech,” “Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania,” “Stupidity,” and “The Test Drive.” She has also appeared in other documentaries such as “Derrida” and “The Examined Life.” We are glad to have her on board!