"a How of matter"

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"...the nomadic trajectory may follow trails or customary routes, it does not fulfill the function of the sedentary road, which is to parcel out a closed space to people, assigning each person a share and regulating the communication between shares. The nomadic trajectory does the opposite: it distributes people (or animals) in an open space, one that is indefinite and noncommunicating."

"The nomas came to designate the law, but that was originally because it was distribution, a mode of distribution. It is a very special kind of distribution, one without division into shares, in a space without borders or enclosure. The nomas is the consistency of a fuzzy aggregate: it is in this sense that it stands in opposition to the law or the polis, as the backcountry, a mountainside, or the vague expanse around a city (¿either nomos or polis¿). "

"Therefore..... there is a significant difference between the spaces: sedentary space is striated, by walls, enclosures, and roads between enclosures, while nomad space is smooth, marked only by ¿traits¿ that are effaced and displaced with the trajectory."

This seminar will explore the theory and practice of Nomadology developed by Deleuze and Guattari. The nomadic concept is a unfolding embryonic condition of being. An incessant changing vector of becoming. This Becoming, as multiple possible trajectories of the subject/object, grounds itself on the open and continuous action of the potential , evading the static, catatonic closures of the actual.

The figure of the nomad represents the movement of the multiple possible, called forth by affective intensities (traits) and aided by vectors as manifold movements at various velocities (speed). The nomad is the production of deterritorialization, and hesitant reterritorializations, intrinsic to all phenomena.

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Steven Dixon