|Region Western Philosophy|
Name Brian Massumi
Education Yale University
|Main interests Virtual, affect, micropolitics|
Philosophical era Contemporary philosophy, 20th-century philosophy
Schools of thought Radical empiricism, Post-structuralism
Influenced by Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Henri Bergson, Alfred North Whitehead, Fredric Jameson, William James
Books Parables for the Virtual, What Animals Teach Us, A user's guide to capitalis, Semblance and Event: Activist P, First & Last Emperors
Similar People Gilles Deleuze, Erin Manning, Felix Guattari, Manuel DeLanda, Henri Bergson
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Brian Massumi (born 1956) is a Canadian social theorist, writer and philosopher. Massumi's research spans the fields of art, architecture, political theory, cultural studies and philosophy. He is widely known for his English-language translations of recent French philosophy, including Jean-François Lyotard's The Postmodern Condition (with Geoffrey Bennington), Jacques Attali's Noise and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus.
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He received his Ph.D in French Literature from Yale University in 1987. Massumi emigrated to Canada from the United States in 1988, and is currently teaching at Université de Montréal, in the Communication Sciences Department. Massumi has taught and lectured internationally at Cornell University (2010), European Graduate School (2010), University of Helsinki/Turku (2009), Goldsmiths', University of London (2008) and University of California, Los Angeles (2000). In 2009 / 2010 Massumi was a Senior Scholar in Residence at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. Massumi is the author of Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (2002) and Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts (2011) among other books. He is editor of The Politics of Everyday Fear (1993) and A Shock to Thought: Expression After Deleuze and Guattari (2002).
Massumi’s current research is two-fold: the experience of movement and the interrelations between the senses, particularly in the context of digital art and technology; and the emergent modes of power associated with the globalization of capitalism and the rise of preemptive politics. Massumi collaborates with Erin Manning, Director of the Sense Lab, a research-creation laboratory affiliated with Hexagram: Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology in Montreal. They co-edit a book series at MIT Press entitled Technologies of Lived Abstraction and are founding members of the editorial collective of the SenseLab journal Inflexions: A Journal for Research-Creation. Also with the SenseLab, Massumi co-edits the open access Immediations series at Open Humanities Press.