I left the theatre thinking: I reckon this is kind of what Deleuze and Guattari want us to do. Their calls to becoming direct us exactly to this kind of experimental engagement with our own subjectivities. Mowgli's journey is one of creative self-transformation, in which he overcomes ‘from-the-packet’ forms of subjectivity.
I’ve come to think that my running body is—when it is working well—a body without organs. I have to follow the steps Deleuze and Guattari describe. I first produce a surface on which it is possible to circulate the intensities I desire: the rhythmic jolting, the contracting and relaxing of muscles, the heat and sweat and stink pouring out of skin.
So I’ve recently submitted my PhD thesis for examination and, as is customary, it is now time for me to explain to you the best way to finish a thesis.
I used to do lots of different kinds of writing. But while over the last few years of doing a PhD my writing ability has certainly improved, I've felt increasingly less free to write. I've felt less free to play around with different modes of writing and expression.
150 years ago, Karl Marx wrote a book called Capital and provided what is probably the most important analysis of political economy ever published. While I haven’t read it (yet), I have read David Harvey’s latest book about it: Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason.