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Xárene Eskandar
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    A confusing reading... A Thousand Plateaus but I really liked getting carried away by chapter six, "How do you become a Body without Organs?"

    Deleuze and Guattari were way too abstract so I broke it down to what I'd like to get from it. I came up with two ways to look at it:
    1. The body is the Mind
    2. The body is our Posthuman Body

    If 'body' means the Mind, the imposed limitations (the organs which need up keep like eating and excereting) must be removed in order for the mind to advance. We must become non-material.

    Paying attention to human evolution, our physical evolvement hasn't been significant. We've gotten taller, stronger and live longer, and our brains have grown in size and capacity. We must physically evolve, in the same way we've imposed evolution on other biological matter.

    Our technology is developing fast and our minds can forsee the possibilities of becoming posthuman. But by being limited in our current physical state, we limit our mind to achieving those possibilities.

    I think it is fear.

    If the BwO is the body, we must rid the body of its physical limitiations in order to survive in most environments.

    Mon, Apr 16, 2007  Permanent link
    Categories: BwO
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