Arachnean becoming Ariadnean: networks of Mitopoesis and Minotechnesis in Posthuman Life and Living

Psarologaki, Liana (2020) Arachnean becoming Ariadnean: networks of Mitopoesis and Minotechnesis in Posthuman Life and Living. In: 13th Deleuze and Guattari Studies Conference, 5-7 July 2021, Prague, Czech Republic. (Unpublished)

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We (humans) have come to crave for charging our devices and are often asked to prove to a machine organised reality that we are not robots. We have never been closer to animal and machine at the same time, experiencing a vampiric consumption of goods, identities and options, which Rosie Braidotti calls advanced capitalism. In this context I will interrogate two modes of life: the lived experience as veoma (bios) and the lived matter as zoë in the context of eating and feeding. The first I see as posthuman deterritorialization of becoming animal in reference to constructed desire (arachnean) and the latter as affective, fabulative haecceity of becoming machine via fiction (ariadnean). I will follow an interdisciplinary standpoint, both ecological and pedagogical to look at Fernard Deligny’s work and his ontology of nets studying the spider (aragne). To deterritorialize and position ideas in a post-theory context, I then turn to Deleuze and Guattari whose cartography of the rhizome echoes Deligny and examine the lived condition as experience of becoming and life as the conditioning of intelligent autopoetic matter; two realities in conviviality. Referencing Simon O’Sullivan and his notion of mythotechnesis and mythopoesis, two neologisms will emerge and be defined: mitopoesis (creation of mitos; thread) and minotechnesis (amodern production of fabulae). The outcome of this investigation is a lexicon entailing reference to posthumanism, neuroaesthetics and evolutionary biology, particularly discognition and the ‘thinking as’ approach by Steven Shaviro and Rob DeSalle’s plateau of craving that signifies desire and the ‘metaphorical’ brain, respectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: advanced capitalism, lived experience, lived matter, philosophy, architecture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Liana Psarologaki
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 10:41
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 10:41

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