A Network is a Network is a Network: Reflections on the Computational and the Societies of Control

David M. Berry, Alexander R. Galloway

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In this wide-ranging conversation, Berry and Galloway explore the implications of undertaking media theoretical work for critiquing the digital in a time when networks proliferate and, as Galloway claims, we need to ‘forget Deleuze’. Through the lens of Galloway’s new book, Laruelle: Against the Digital, the potential of a ‘non-philosophy’ for media is probed. From the import of the allegorical method from excommunication to the question of networks, they discuss Galloway’s recent work and reflect on the implications of computation for media theory, thinking about media objects, and critical theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-172
Number of pages22
JournalTheory, Culture and Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016



  • Laruelle
  • computation
  • control society
  • critical theory
  • media theory
  • networks
  • non-philosophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

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