The Pill

The Pill

Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control:

"These are the societies of control, which are in the process of replacing disciplinary societies. 'Control' is the name Burroughs proposes as a term for the new monster, one that Foucault recognizes as our immediate future. Paul Virilio also is continually analyzing the ultrarapid forms of free-floating control that replaced the old disciplines operating in the time frame of a closed system. There is no need to invoke the extraordinary pharmaceutical productions, the molecular engineering, the genetic manipulations, although these are slated to enter the new process. There is no need to ask which is the toughest regime, for it's within each of them that liberating and enslaving forces confront one another. … There is no need to fear or hope, but only to look for new weapons."

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a reminder: street poets refer to a basketball as "the pill".


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