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Brian Massumi : biography


Brian Massumi (born 1956) is a Canadian social theorist. Massumi's research spans the fields of art, architecture, political theory, cultural studies and philosophy. He received his Ph.D in French Literature from Yale University in 1987. He is also known for 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. Faculty page at European Graduate School. With biography, bibliography and links to web resources. Retrieved: May 13, 2010.

Work as editor

  • University of Minnesota Press book series, 1993-2007. Co-edited with Michael Hardt and Sandra Buckley.
  • The Politics of Everyday Fear (University of Minnesota Press, 1993) (ISBN 0816621632)
  • A Shock to Thought: Expression After Deleuze and Guattari (Routledge, 2002) (ISBN 0415238048)
  • MIT Press book series, begun 2009. Co-edited with Erin Manning.

Works as author

  • A User's Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations from Deleuze and Guattari (MIT Press, 1992) (ISBN 0262631431)
  • First and Last Emperors: The Absolute State and the Body of the Despot (with Kenneth Dean ; Autonomedia, 1993) (ISBN 0936756772)
  • Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Duke University Press, 2002) (ISBN 0822328976)
  • Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts (MIT Press, 2011) (ISBN 0262134918)


Massumi collaborates with Erin Manning,. Retrieved: May 13, 2010 Director of the Sense Lab, Retrieved: May 13, 2010. a research-creation laboratory affiliated with Hexagram: Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology Retrieved December 11, 2010 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 Sense Lab journal Inflexions: A Journal for Research-Creation.. Retrieved: May 13, 2010

Massumi is currently teaching at Université de Montréal, in the Communication Sciences Department. Massumi has taught and lectured internationally at Cornell University (2010), Cornell University. April 29, 2010. Plenary lecture for the Society for the Humanities public workshop, "Critical Mobilities: Thought, Culture, and Performance." Retrieved: September 26, 2010. European Graduate School (2010), University of Helsinki/Turku (2009), 1st Rethinking Art Studies (REARS) Conference. University of Turku, Finland, August 20–22, 2009. Retrieved: September 26, 2010. Workshop with Franco Berardi, Bracha Ettinger, Erin Manning and Brian Massumi. Helsinki / Turku. August 22-20, 2009. The workshop series is part of the Guattari Master Class. Retrieved: September 26, 2010. Goldsmiths', University of London (2008) Goldsmiths', University of London. April 25, 2008. Prof. Brian Massumi and Dr. Erin Manning, chaired by Dr Luciana Parisi. Retrieved: September 26, 2010. and University of California, Los Angeles (2000).. Talk by Brian Massumi at UCLA. April 17, 2000 In 2009 / 2010 Massumi was a Senior Scholar in Residence at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. Retrieved: September 26, 2010.

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