3e currently operates internationally through an online grouphub (Basecamp) and a Slack channel for those interested in participating in day-to-day organizing and sharing. Activities are organized on an ongoing basis through email lists, project writeboards, and messageboards on Basecamp, and through discussions on Slack. Reading groups are a staple of ongoing 3e activities, and are networked live internationally via Skype. A number of reading groups initiated and coordinated by different constellations of 3e participants are normally operating at any one time. To keep informed of their schedule, please consult the Announcements page and/or contact us to join our Basecamp in order to receive email notices.
We currently have four groups engaged in close-reading studies:
Thinking-Feeling Space, led by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi, continues the work of the primary reading group at Senselab (begun in 2004). The group meets once every 2 weeks on Tuesdays, 7-8pm EST and is networked live internationally via Zoom. These meetings are now focused on preparation for our first 3e event (October 8th-10th).
The Diagrammatic Thought RG started with the proposition of reading “Postulates of Linguistics” (Deleuze and Guattari) and has been going on since early 2018. It found its current name when the text “What is a Diagram for a Sign?” (James Williams) clearly suggested that another way of thinking was necessary in order to grasp the multidimensional and multidirectional fluxes of our rhizomatic world. We read process philosophy together. We ask questions and do not satisfy ourselves with our answers. The work enacts a questioning state: speculative pragmatism. We meet every 2 weeks on Mondays, 11:11am-12:12pm ET on Skype (https://join.skype.com/Eu3BH2RpLWbZ). Contact: email@example.com.
The Latrobe 3e reading group meets every Friday morning 10-11:30am (Australian Eastern Standard time). We are currently performing a very slow reading of Deleuze and Guattari’s 1000 Plateaus. We are 50+ weeks into the book, not yet half way, we read aloud together and stop to discuss as we go. Currently we are meeting via Zoom (https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/
The Melbourne 3e reading group meets fortnightly on Fridays, 3-4:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard time). We are currently reading Erin Manning’s latest book For A Pragmatics of the Useless. We are a disparate group of non-professional philosophers, artists, writers, activists and lurkers, reading together slowly, via Zoom (https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/
Past texts we have read include:
Édouard Glissant Poetics of Relation; Fred Moten & Stephano Harney The Undercommons; Cedric Robinson Black Marxism; Spinoza Ethics; selected essays by C.S. Peirce; A.N. Whitehead Process and Reality; Félix Guattari Schizoanalytic Cartographies; Deleuze & Guattari Anti-Oedipus; Deleuze & Guattari A Thousand Plateaus; Deleuze Empiricism and Subjectivity; Deleuze Nietzsche; Deleuze Expressionism in Philosophy; Deleuze The Fold; Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Nietzsche Last Notebooks; Guattari Chaosmosis; Bernard Cache Earth Moves; Foucault The Order of Things; Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Dancing On Our Turtle’s Back; Miguel Norambuena De l’animation psychosociale à la clinique du quotidien; Peter Pal Pelbart Cartographies of Exhaustion; Eduardo Viveiros de Castro Cannibal Metaphysics; Eduardo Kohn How Forests Think; Maurizio Lazzarato Signs, Machines, Subjectivity.