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Sous rature◀︎~The~r▼▼hizome~is~an~antigenealogy ▼▼~Dele△uze~and~▲Guattari~2004:▶︎▲▼ 23). ~This~thesis~is~rhizomatic.~It~can~be▶︎~read~genealogi◀︎cally,~but~that~would~be~to~miss~the~poin|t.~When~we~wr▼▶︎ite~of◀︎~hypotheses,~methodologies,~conc▽lusions~and~bibliograph✂︎✂︎✂︎✂︎✂︎✒︎i▼es,~such~wri▽ting~sometimes~resembles~nothi◁ng~more~than~a~description~of~a~high-◀︎△▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▻school~sci⍵⎖en|es.~This~thesis~is~about~things~which~are~about~cyborg~music.~The~thesis~and~its~putative~subject~exist~in~E␎ntangled~Network~Space.~It~starts~ with~this~con⚗clusion.~It~is~about~music⏀␞⏥.~And~humans.~And~technology.~◀︎And~ philosophy.~And~time.~And,~and,~and.“|~The constant~conjunct☪ions~of~and,~ofce~experiment.~T➢➤o~engage~with~this~resemblance~would~be~a~static~reading,~isochronous,~frozen~in~time.~A~bette㉿r~reading~is~dynamic,~heterochronic~and~ diachronic. ~At~risk~of~instant~contradicti▼on,~this~thesis~is~about~entanglements~and~disentanglem⚘ents,~comings~||and~goings.~That~is~thehe~writing~has~a~chronological~flo⏎↖︎w,~but~it~is~full✷~of~ heterochronic~wormholes,~whichgs~are~coloured~by~beginnings☩~and~beginni☄ngs~by~endings.~Ther▽e~are~no~m▶︎onads▷,~only~(ever-changing)~assemblag and,~o▷f~and.~An~assemblage~is~composed~of~ands,~and~the~ands~come~and~they~go.~And~further~ands~change~the~ands.~Entangled~Network~Space~is~full~of~voids;~andless~spaces~waiting~to~be~filled~by~ands~and~voids~which~the~ands~have~ vacated.~It~is~a~space~of~possibilitie◻︎s.~It~owes~its~existence~to~the~real~and~the~ real~owes~its~existe☑︎◁◁◁◁nce~to~it.~It~is~the~immanent,~one~truly~flat~ontological~space,~where~being~and~non-being~are~equivalent.~Tversed~at~the~speed~of~memory~or~of~Google-thought.~They~are~mental~footnotes.~It ~may~✽be~tra~nature~of~the~space,~real~and~metaphorical,~in~which~we~live.~Endin↓⇣⇣⌒radiates~and~is~irradiated.~All~writing~is~li⚩♒︎ke~t⦿his.~It~is~the~New~⇧Writing~in~the~ Hyperconn→ected~Age.~▶︎

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Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari – Simon O’Sullivan

Just before Christmas, Serendipity crossed my path, shook me by the hand and said, “Have one on me!”  I had chanced upon a tweet from someone in my Doctoral Training Partnership alerting me to a too-good-to-be-true offer from the academic … Continue reading

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(Probably not) the introduction to my thesis

The rhizome is an antigenealogy (Deleuze and Guattari 2004: 23).  This thesis is rhizomatic.  It can be read genealogically, but that would be to miss the point.  When we write of hypotheses, methodologies, conclusions and bibliographies, such writing sometimes resembles … Continue reading

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Thinking about conferences as places for thinking

Originally posted on Show and Tell:
In this post, Richard Ashcroft reflects on the shortcomings of academic conferences.  ? For a long time, I have been doing my work without going to conferences. Like going to bed early, this is…

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Retrieving Realism: A Whiteheadian Wager

Re-blogging Matthew Seagall’s piece here. I have a great deal of sympathy with the Whiteheadian position he outlines in this article.

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Questionnaire Design Course

My research methodology requires the design and implementation of a questionnaire as part of a ‘screening’ process for my subsequent ethnographic fieldwork.  Earlier this year I decided to make a start on the design of the questionnaire, with drafts using SurveyMonkey … Continue reading

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2nd Workshop on Philosophy of Human+Computer Music

++++++++ REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ++++++++ We are pleased to announce that registration for this event is now open.  Please follow this link to the University of Sheffield’s bookings page. There are four pricing levels: Standard Full Rate – £25 RMA Member … Continue reading

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Difference and Repetition (Video)

Originally posted on Julian Gill-Peterson:
This performance flows from a collective reading group in which Chrissy Nadler and I, bit by bit, read Gilles Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. Originally performed at the 2014 Cultural Studies Association annual meeting, it has since been…

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Mixing Time… recording technologies in live music performance #arpOslo2014

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Mixing Time: The Use of Recording Technologies in Live Music Performance Yngvar Kjus and Anne Danielsen, University of Oslo Hanne Hukkelberg Author keywords:      Recording Techniques, Live Performance, Creativity, Communication ABSTRACT: Along with the rise of…

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