Present world is in grips of an inordinate techno-regime bifurcated into the material side of sophisticated machines, engines, weapons, and suchlike hardwares on the one side, and an immaterial complement constituted of internet, digital imaginary, cyborgs, and computer viruses, and so on, on the other side. For Deleuze and Guattari, technology did not pose an ethical-ontological question in itself as in the case of Heidegger. Its saving or nihilistic potentials did not interest them. Safety or danger lies in experimenting with machines and technological assemblages. Rather than technology in toto, it was machine with multiple dimensions and implications that interested Deleuze and Guattari. Machines are not technical gadgets, but assemblages of component parts interacting between them in a specific manner. Again, machines are multiplicities with wide-ranging material and immaterial locations and niches. So, there are material machines and immaterial machines, technical machines and abstract machines, social machines and military machines, and so on. They also form larger complexes of one embedded within the other, forming “machinic assemblages”.
DGSIC proposes to extend the project on Postmedia research in India, after the successful completion of the International Workshop on Posthuman Technoscapes held as part of the Deleuze and Guattari World Congress 2020. We would like to collaborate with universities, research centres and other institutions across India to conduct workshops/seminars/conferences on the Postmedia research in India. Those who wish to collaborate with us in conducting workshops/conferences, please write to Dr Manoj NY, Gen Secretary, DGSIC
Project Coordinator : Dr Manoj NY