Utilizing the Octothorpe (#)
Schizoanalytic cartographies recognized in War Games
Keywords:Felix Guattari, schizoanalytic cartographies, cybernetics, octothorpe, War Games, futility
Felix Guattari’s ‘Schizoanalytic Cartographies’ acts as a methodological blueprint and can be used to explain a subject’s lack of expressivity when confronted by Foucauldian systems of discipline and punishment. Understanding mechanisms of regulation and control within a closed or open system is the purpose of cybernetics. This communication studies tradition emerged from the artificial intelligence work of Norbert Wiener’s data flows with the intentional purpose of steering people, thought, societies, and the cosmos towards—becoming. Using the analogy of the octothorpe (#) as a roadmap explaining the four cartographies (Flows, Phyla, Territories, Universes) as outlined by Guattari, this manuscript will analyze the film, ‘War Games,’ demonstrating schizoanalytic technique. Another layer of power over humanity is not a panacea, rather it ushers forth civilisation’s speedier, and predicted, demise.
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