2007/08/27

Local Nomad: Simon Rodia and His Towers « Becoming Minor: think…subvert



Local Nomad: Simon Rodia and His Towers « Becoming Min

or: think…subvert

Plato rejected the concept of the universe as constantly becoming. Rather, in response to the question of Timaeus, “What always is and never becomes…what becomes and never is?”[1] He established that the universe is, that is, constantly being without becoming.[2] Deleuze and Guattari wrote that with this shift, Plato “raises this possibility [of becoming as a model], but only in order to exclude it and conjure it away in the name of royal sciences.”[3] These royal sciences are in direct opposition to nomad science. They suppress and appropriate nomad science, portraying it “as a prescientific or parascientific or subscientific agency.”[4]