Wade Tillett on Tue, 15 Jul 2008 23:36:01 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Dreaming of Molly Millions, the Panther Moderns and Body Hacking

Interesting post. Just wanted to discuss this statement:

On Sat, 2008-07-12 at 23:44 -0700, lotu5 wrote:
> http://technotrannyslut.com/2008/07/11/dreaming-of-molly-millions-the-panther-moderns-and-body-hacking/

> form of resistance to them. A major part of biopower, in my view, is to 
> ensure that you are limited to the body that you???re given, and so 
> changing it disrupts the way biopower functions.

Why wouldn't biopower welcome new possibilities of body? Of course body
modifications that increase productivity would be welcome. But even any
body modification stands to potentially produce "an emerging market
area" (as you mentioned), ???a new field of limitations/possibilities. A
fresh ground for (re)territorialization. This does not mean it shouldn't
be done, but rather that we should question any assumption that this is
necessarily liberatory or disruptive with regard to biopower.
Modifications need to be deliberated within particular situations, with
the "awareness of the extent to which media divorce the act of terrorism
from the original sociopolitical intent" (as you quoted Gibson).

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