The works of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari have had an impact far beyond philosophy. A Shock to Thought brings together a collection of excellent essays that explore the implications of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of expression in a number of contemporary contexts: beauty vs. modernism, reflection to postmodernism, sensation and politics, the conditions of emergence, and the virtual in politics, poetry, music and digital culture. The volume also contains an interview with Guattari which clearly restates the "aesthetic paradigm."
Introduction 1. That Thinking Feeling '...everything which introduces doubt about the position of mental images and their relationship to one another...' 1. Beauty: Machinic Repetition in the Age of Art, Melissa McMahon 2. Beauty Lies in the Eye Steven Shaviro 3. A esthetics: A Place I've Never Seen Stephen Zagala II The Superior Empiricism of the Human '...everything which disrupts the relationship between things and puts us in touch with certain more acute states of mind...' 4. A Bestiary of Territoriality and Expression: Poster Fish, Bower Birds and Spiny Lobsters Gary Genosko 5. Language, Literature and the Nonhuman Alan Bourassa 6. Exposure: Pasolini in the Flesh Michael Hardt 7. Cruel: Antonin Artaud and Gilles Deleuze Catherine Dale 8. Subjectless Subjectivities Paul Baines 9. The Dancer's Body Jose Gil III Forces of Expression '...everything which provokes confusion without destroying the strength of an emergent thought...' 10. Neo-Archaism Mani Haghighi 11. Diagram, Inscription, Sensation Thomas Lamarre 12. Sound Ideas Aden Evens Putting the Virtual Back into VR Andrew Murphie 14. Trans-Subjective Transferential Borderspace Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger 15. From Transference to the AestheticParadigm: A Conversation Felix Guattari and Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger