Brian Massumi

Brian Massumi is professor of communication at the University of Montreal. He specializes in the philosophy of experience, art and media theory, and political philosophy. His most recent publications include Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience (with Erin Manning; University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2014) and Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts (MIT Press, 2011). He is also the author of Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Duke University Press, 2002), A User’s Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations from Deleuze and Guattari (MIT Press, 1992), and First and Last Emperors: The Absolute State and the Body of the Despot (with Kenneth Dean; Autonomedia, 1993).  His translations from the French include Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus. With Erin Manning and the SenseLab he participates in the collective exploration of new ways of bringing philosophical and artistic practices into collaborative interaction, most recently in the frame of the “Immediations: Art, Media, Event” international partnership project for which he serves as co-director.