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What does 'Deleuzian' mean?

I see this word coming back often in Robin Hood materials and I cannot figure out what it means. I know who Gilles Deleuze is and I am somewhat familiar with his ideas, but since they are so wide-ranging, I cannot pinpoint what is meant by Deleuzian, a dark Deleuzian twist, …

For instance:

  • kafkaesque: Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity
  • quixotic: foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; especially : marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action.
  • deleuzian: ?

Here is what it sometimes means to me:

“Doing things in a completely new way that breaks totally with convention and norms.”
“An open ended, trying, experimenting approach. You can enter from anywhere and it might lead anywhere.”
“Being the under dog with your own slang and culture that you create yourself, a minor hedge fund (a hedge fund for the outcasts and thus always in opposition in a political way through it’s location in time, space and culture - D+G have it from Kafka and the way being a jew in Prague, speaking german, was always a minor litterature).”
“A politics based on realising your desires instead of acting through ethics or norms or whatever.”
“Being a nomad- always moving on to the next thing, like guerilla warfare.”

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Giles Deluze is / was a philospher who is credited with coming up with Assemblage Theory.

http://wikis.la.utexas.edu/theory/page/assemblage-theory

It’s critical stuff to get to know. Have a read of the links and enjoy. It’ll all become even more Deluzian as you read it! :slight_smile:

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Lovely question. :slightly_smiling:

In these nterviews Akseli explains the Deleuzian (sic) idea of “minority” connected to Robin Hood Minor Asset Management:
http://www.futureartbase.org/2013/10/08/democratization-of-finance-a-discussion-about-robin-hood-with-akseli-virtanen/
http://www.journalofculturaleconomy.org/is-it-art-is-it-a-hoax-hedging-precarity-and-protecting-the-commonfare-an-interview-with-akseli-virtanen/

Thanks guys, it’s starting to make sense. I will dive in a bit deeper so I can one day perhaps state: I am a Deleuzian!

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