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molar / molecular
In mechanics, molar properties are those of a mass of matter, as opposed to its parts -- atoms or molecules.

For Deleuze and Guattari, molarity is the site of coded wholes. It is a productive process: a making-the-same. Its attractor state is that of stable equilibrium. It is the mode of being, rather than becoming.The principle revolutionary objective of their writing is to break down molar aggregates in favor of molecularity, and the "microphysics of desire." They call for becoming rather than being, for becoming-other rather than being the same. For them, becoming-other is thoroughly political.

The molar body is defined by its self-similarity accross its variations , or rather, its invariant self- identity . It seeks to make an either / or from the both / and. Oedipus, phallocentrism, and personhood are all molar wholes. Rhizome, pack, haecceity, singularity , event.. all are molecular.

"Becoming is an equilibrium-seeking system at a crisis point where it suddenly perceives a deterministic constraint, becomes " sensitive" to it, and is catapulted into a highly unstable supermolecular state enveloping a bifurcating future. " (Massumi, p.95)

"There is no becoming-man because man is the molar entity par excellence, whereas becomings are molecular...Man consitutes the majority, or rather the standard on which the majority is based: white, male, adult, 'rational,' etc., in short, the average European, the subject of enunciation. " (A thousand Plateaus, p 292) (see the critique of this concept in Elizabeth Grosz, Volatile Bodies, pp 173-183)

The BwO is a site of decoded flows. It opens a zone of indeterminacy, for imagination as a new circuit between the actual and the virtual, in the place of habit. Becoming bears on a population, even when it is initiated by a single body.
Deleuze  identity  Philosophy  political  desire 
3 hours ago by jstenner
Minority (philosophy) - Wikipedia
For Deleuze and Guattari the "minor" and "becoming-minority" does not refer to minority groups as described in ordinary language. Minority groups are defined by identities and are thus molar configurations belonging to the majoritarian State Machine.
Deleuze  minority  identity  Philosophy 
3 hours ago by jstenner
Identity Mixer
IBM Identity Mixer is a cryptographic protocol suite for privacy-preserving authentication and transfer of certified attributes. It allows user authentication without divulging any personal data. Thus, no personal data is collected that needs to be protected, managed, and treated according to complex legal regulations. Nevertheless, service providers can rest assured that their access restrictions are fully satisfied.
blockchain  identity 
23 hours ago by burin
The Sovrin Foundation
The Sovrin Foundation is a private-sector, international non-profit that was established to govern the world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network. The Internet is missing a layer for secure identity which is currently costing us hundreds of billions of dollars each year. The Sovrin Foundation is showing the world that when we control our own identities, many exciting and liberating possibilities are at our fingertips.
blockchain  identity 
23 hours ago by burin
21 Companies Leveraging Blockchain for Identity Management and Authentication
progetti basati su blockchain che gestiscono l'identità delle persone
blockchain  identity 
2 days ago by cmenzani
W. Kamau Bell Doesn’t Want to Fit In on Vimeo

"Comedian W. Kamau Bell struggled with his identity growing up. As a self-described “nerd,” he favored martial arts over basketball and rock over hip-hop. This struggle carried over into adulthood and his early efforts at standup comedy. At one point, he even considered giving up comedy entirely. It was at this crossroads that Bell stumbled upon a Rolling Stone article, which became the catalyst for him finding his own voice. Since then, Bell has gone on to headline shows across the country, host a CNN series, and document it all in his book “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell.”"]
wkamaubell  2018  comedy  identity  blackness  outsiders  comics  adulthood  comedians  hiphop  martialarts 
2 days ago by robertogreco
The (frustrating) User Experience of defining your own ethnicity
The current standards for ethnicity categorization were created in 1977 by a US government agency, and last updated almost 20 years ago. The world has changed a lot since then: societies have become more global and diverse, and people have shifted the way they think about ethnicity or identify their own. So why are we still accepting the same standards – and designing experiences that force people to pick from a limited number of options?
work  uxdesign  identity 
2 days ago by laurenipsum
RT : Dear community! We are attending the 2018 in (March 26-28), organised by…
Washington  Identity  KNOW  Conference  from twitter
2 days ago by roderik

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