‘ontology of machines and flows’ – ‘onto-cartography and geophilosophy’ from Levi Bryant. Looks really interesting.

Larval Subjects .

217831_4785597210524_1113354364_nOnto-Cartography:  An Ontology of Machines and Media is nearly complete.  I conceive the relation between Onto-Cartography and The Democracy of Objects as the relation between the transcendental dialectic and the transcendental analytic.  Where The Democracy of Objects explored being in terms of the constituent elements that make it up– objects, or what I’m now calling “machines” —Onto-Cartography explores relations or interactions between machines in worlds, assemblages, or networks (all three terms are synonymous).  Part 1 develops a detailed ontology of machines and flows, departing in a number of respects from the theorizations of The Democracy of Objects.  Above all, the concepts of entropy, work, and energy become far more important in this work.  The world is a world in perpetual decay such that machines require energy to sustain themselves and must engage in constant operations or work to continue existing across time.

Part 2 is devoted the structure…

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