ATP reading notes 3 - mapping and tracing

ATP reading notes 3 – mapping and tracing

Turning to the 5th and 6th characteristics of the rhizome – the principle of cartography and decalcomania – we move from discussions of the book, of evolutionary science, of music, to discussions of psychoanalysis, the first real moment in which a continuity between ATP and Anti-Oedipus really makes itself felt.

Capitalism and the schizoanalytic unconscious.

Capitalism and the schizoanalytic unconscious.

“I am interested”, Guattari says, “in a totally different kind of unconscious. It is not the unconscious of specialists, but a region everyone can have access to with neither distress nor particular preparation: it is open to social and economic interactions and directly engaged with major historical currents”.

It lives.

It lives.

This ‘it lives’ – rather than, say ,’it is’ – is more than simply ‘it works’, though it depends upon this primal production of production.