Translated by Aileen Derieg
Paperback | $16.95 Trade | £11.95 | ISBN: 9781584351801 | 208 pp. | 6 x 9 in
„The animal of the molecular revolution will be neither mole nor snake, but a drone-animal-thing that is solid, liquid, and a gas.”
As the philosophical, religious, and historical systems that have produced the individual over the years continue to break down, the age of dividuality is now upon us. Grounding himself in the writings of the medieval bishop Gilbert de Poitiers, Gerald Raunig charts a genealogy of the concept dividuum and develops a philosophy of dividuality as a way of addressing contemporary forms of life. His bad news is that dividuality is responsible for much of the intensified exploitation and subservience in contemporary machinic capitalism: Algorithms, derivatives, big data, and social media technology all contribute to the rampant expansion of divisive management strategies and desires for self-division. The good news, however, is that this same terrain of dividuality presents an opportunity for a new kind of molecular revolution, one that can be realized in the form of con/division.