2008/03/26

Infrastructures in the society of control « Geographies Weblog


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“The conception of a control mechanism, giving the position of any element within an open environment at any given instant (whether animal in a reserve or human in a corporation, as with an electronic collar), is not necessarily one of science fiction. Felix Guattari has imagined a city where one would be able to leave one’s apartment, one’s street, one’s neighborhood, thanks to one’s (dividual) electronic card that raises a given barrier; but the card could just as easily be rejected on a given day or between certain hours; what counts is not the barrier but the computer that tracks each person’s position–licit or illicit–and effects a universal modulation.”

Gilles Deleuze, Postscript to The Society of Control

L’autre journal, Nr. I, Mai 1990
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Infrastructures in the society of control « Geographies Weblog