Monthly Archives: November 2011

AVATAR: Zizek vs the Post-Jungian Vision

AVATAR is a good example of the tension between ideology and fabulation in modern myth-making that I have been tryng to describe. Zizek can only see the ideology and the oedipal foreground: “In a typical Hollywood product, everything, from the … Continue reading

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Politics of Fantasy: Ted Friedman

The distinction I have been trying to make between myth as fabulation and myth as ideology can be reformulated in Ted Friedman’s terms as a distinction between essentialist narratives and readings and anti-essentialist ones. If Lacan can be allowed to … Continue reading

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Myth: Ideology vs Fabulation

Myth is a difficult subject to discuss without forcing our conclusions by the definitions we use. For me myth is a system of beliefs and practices that give meaning and value to our lives. It has two faces: 1) a … Continue reading

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Mechanology (5)

This is my summary in English of part 5 of a 5 part video interview of Gilbert Simondon by Jean Le Moyne. Q: Inspired by your ideas I tend to see the long obscurity and incomprehension of the steam engine … Continue reading

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Mechanology (4)

This is my summary in English of part 4 of a 5 part video interview of Gilbert Simondon by Jean Le Moyne.   Further, by diving back in time one can find the poetic power of that which was once … Continue reading

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Mechanology (3)

This is my summary in English of part 3 of a 5 part video interview of Gilbert Simondon by Jean Le Moyne. Q: This brings us back to your idea of the incomprehension of the machine, due to its being … Continue reading

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On Mechanology (2)

This is my summary in English of part 2 of a 5 part video interview of Gilbert Simondon by Jean Le Moyne. Q: This establishes the relation between mechanology and your principles of individuation. S: Yes, in a simplified form. … Continue reading

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