SPRING is Becoming!
Networks escape our immediate attention because we are naturally and generically always engaged with them, like moving our legs and hands while walking and talking on a sunny day of a spring. Space and time is however abundant in networks, in all their diverse forms and modes.
Networks ….networks….networks…networks…networks….Life is just full of networks…..and……relations…….social/political…..culturial…….economic…..spiritual……..material…….from nature through mankind upto the universal …..even in a cosmic scale……
If the INTELLECTUAL as a singular and an autonomous entity …..could ever see through the intensities and multiplicities (Deleuze’s philo-catagories) of these networks ….with the good will/desire (Deleuze**) of mediation…..the Political and the Social would turn to be a positive plane, where progress could be attained as a whole,…… with its total sum of ….. “CIVIL—ization” (not meaning a “western” mode of life, but a process of building a solid social complex in the interest of the citizen)….be it cultural or technical modernization…….
The Ethiopian modern elite so far seem to have a problem in this role….(The role of a catalyst (cf. DeLnada) for something to emerge anew (cf. complexity theory)).
We have to break out of the box!!
Like these young people at the grass roots,
I find the following approaches**, to be helpful to do better in our reflections:
If you want to download Delanda’s lecture (for individual use):
**”Deleuze’s conception of philosophy is characterized by an aspiration to think through flows, movements, alliances, and disentanglements rather than essences, structures, or institutions: for him it is desire and lines of flight that set the conditions of power, communication, and history.”(Foucault, deleuze, and the ontology of networks, Kai Eriksson a Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland. p604/p11)
+ Deleuze’s works and books /rather difficult to follow/ (Difference & repititions, Anti-Oedipus, A Thousand Plateaus, What is Philosophy etc.); Delanda’s (A thousand of years of nonlinear history; A new philosophy of society, War in the Age of Intelligent Machines etc.)