Goldsmiths Lecture 1

Dr Stamatia Portanova would like you to bring examples of rhythm in your everyday life, based on the difference between 'rhythm' and 'meter' that Deleuze and Guattari outline in the chapter on the refrain. Please bring these together with your questions, insights and provocations!

Details of the texts we will discuss follow, together with a short bio of Dr Stamatia Portanova:

  1. Deleuze, G and Guattari, F ([1980]1987) '1837: Of the refrain', in A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. London and New York: Continuum, pp. 342-386.
  2. Deleuze, G ([1968] 2001) 'Ideas and the Synthesis of Difference', in Difference and Repetition. London and New York: Continuum, pp. 168-221.

Stamatia Portanova is a Research Fellow at the Università degli Studi di Napoli 'L'Orientale' (Naples), where she is also a member of the newly born Technocultures Research Unit, directed by Tiziana Terranova. Her research focuses on philosophy, digital culture and the aesthetics of movement. She is the author of Moving without a Body. Digital Philosophy and Choreographic Thoughts (MIT Press, 'Technologies of Lived Abstraction series), and of several articles published in books and journals such as Body and Society, Computational Culture, Space and Culture, Fibreculture, Angelaki and Inflexions. She is also a member of the Senselab, a Montrèal-based interdisciplinary laboratory on research-creation directed by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi.


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