Infrapolitics – Texas A&M University, Usa
Activities and research
A working group on infrapolitics and deconstruction organized itself as a collective through a “secret” Facebook network in March of 2014. A blog—infrapolitica.wordpress.
If governing is the issue of politics in the wider sense and exchanging falls to the economic disciplines, the matter of living is the business of infrapolitical reflection. The actuarial and statistical logics of the twentieth century have given way to digital figurations that mark the practice of living at every level of the social, even by default. Digital expression is itself an infrapolitical phenomenon that cannot be denied or disavowed. To be sure, no one knows yet how precisely the algorithms organizing Facebook, Twitter, blogs, or other social networks may be affecting or determining our existence, but there is enough intuitive corroboration that they do, in ways that may be more or less fulfilling according to personal taste, but that are rather against the grain of any infrapolitical attempt to step back reflectively on conditions of life and thought.
Infrapolitics is a modest attempt to foster conversation on conditions of life and thought today. It cannot avoid the digital, but it prefers to stay away from the mechanics of desire that fuel the more common social networks. This is an invitation to slow and measured reflection on conditions of contemporary existence, from many perspectives and fields of endeavor.
Alberto Moreiras (coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Vilaros, email@example.com
Maddalena Cerrato, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Rosenthal, email@example.com