Podcast #11 – Ian Buchanan on Assemblage Theory (Deleuze), Control Society, and More

Prof. Ian Buchanan is, among other things, a leading Deleuze scholar, and he kindly joined me to discuss various aspects of assemblage theory. Our conversation branches off towards various other (sub-)topics such as: political action versus individual action, cycling, mountain climbing, a housing project in Australia a few years ago, and more. The public lecture that Ian delivered at Nelson Mandela University on 5 November 2019 follows after our discussion – the lecture begins at approx. 1 hour 25 minutes. 

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More about Ian from https://www.uow.edu.au/law-humanities-the-arts/schools-entities/hsi/our-people/Ian Buchanan joined the University of Wollongong in 2011. His previous position was Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University. Ian Buchanan has published on a wide variety of subjects across a range of disciplines, including literary studies, cultural studies, communications studies and philosophy. He has published on film, literature, music, space, the internet and war as well a number of other subjects. He is the author of the Oxford Dictionary of Critical Theory and the founding editor of the international journal Deleuze Studies. He is also the editor of four book series: Deleuze Connections (EUP), Critical ConnectionsPlateaus (EUP) and Deleuze Encounters (Continuum). 

Podcast: Bert Olivier on all things Philosophy

NOTE: This episode has been re-uploaded after it was down for a while for ‘technical’ reasons. The technicalities have now been addressed!  

Bert kindly agreed to have another recorded conversation with me in order to elaborate on several topics that arose in our first podcast, which was a flop audio-quality wise (my bad, sorry Bert!).  We also explored a variety of new topics not covered at all in the first discussion. The quality of the first recording is terrible, so I am relieved for the chance to have another go at recording Bert – the quality of this recording is incomparably better than in the first attempt.

Bert’s Thoughtleader page: Bert at Thoughtleader

Bert’s articles at Researchgate: Bert at ResearchGate

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