A review of Onto-Cartography by Bryan Bannon can be found here. The review is mixed, but generally positive, I think. He speaks of difficulties in individuating machines, yet as I argue, machines are individuated both by their powers and their history. I’ll have to reread OC to see if I develop this point explicitly there, but it is developed in The Democracy of Objects, here on the blog, and in published articles. At one point in the interview he makes the odd claim that “[t]he Deleuzian position on this subject is more sensible: the virtual is wholly indeterminate and is made actual in the specific relations a machine enters into. In many ways, Bryant develops his view out of what I take to be a misunderstanding of Deleuze and Guattari’s position on relationality.” Here it’s worth quoting Deleuze, “…far from being undetermined, the virtual is completely determined” (Difference and Repetition, 209). This is a central point of chapter 4 of Difference and Repetition where the concept of virtuality is most thoroughly developed.
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