Milieux of Desire

Anaïs Nony

conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 21, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in words
practice: philosophy
keywords: desire, milieu

abstract about the author(s)


This paper proposes to reflect upon the elemental realm of desire in today’s digital societies. While most of today’s relationships are monitored by communicative platforms, the aim here is to open a debate by questioning such informational milieu to address the relational operations algorithmic structures socially pre-empt before us. At stake in the face of such platforms is the very possibility of a creative, inventive, and thus desiring approach to allowing spatio-temporal relations to emerge. In this context, and given the call for proposals on “aberrant nuptials” and the “zone of indeterminacy,” this paper will reflect the composition of issue 6 of La Deleuziana journal, which will interrogate desire in this sense. As such, it aims to engage Deleuzian notions of nomadic distributions, multiplicity, and pre-individual singularities to foster debates around the importance of desiring and desired milieu today.

about the author(s)

Anaïs Nony

Anaïs Nony, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Winthrop-King Institute in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. Her current research and writing focus on the theoretical contour of digital aesthetics, video art, and philosophy of technique. Author of several articles, book chapters, and edited volumes, her work appears in Cultural Critique, Parallax, French Review, and Africultures among other journals.

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Florida State University, Tallahassee, US


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