Cybernetics of the Accident: Willing the Excess

8 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2013

Date Written: March 13, 2013


In this paper we are going to use the "monstrous" as a way to think through the excess that accompanies the capitalist/technocratic economic principle of maximum performance via the unlocking of all potentialities. In our analysis we will utilize certain texts and concepts by Nietzsche, Bataille, Deleuze and Guattari as well as Samuel Weber and Niklas Luhmann. We shall further focus on the figure of the scientific or "secular" zombie as it functions as a new form of monstrosity, one that functions as a rhizomatic, acephallus network which is unleashed via the ultimate utilization of scientific performance.

Keywords: Excess, Maximum Performance, De-subjectification, Zombie, Networks, Netwar

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Rahebi, Mohammad Ali and Zargari Marandi, Ebrahim, Cybernetics of the Accident: Willing the Excess (March 13, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Mohammad Ali Rahebi

Shiraz University ( email )

Eram Paradise
Shiraz 71454, Fars

Ebrahim Zargari Marandi (Contact Author)

University of Tehran ( email )

Urbanism Dep.,Fac. Fine Arts, Uni. Tehran,Iran
Tehran, Tehran
0989125123527 (Phone)

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