This book provides a thorough application of theoretical ideas from Deleuze and Guattari to a series of examples drawn from contemporary film and new media arts. Chapters demonstrate examples of how to do schizoanalysis in philosophically informed cinema studies, new media, and arts based education. Schizoanalysis, as proposed by Deleuze and Guattari in distinction to Lacanian psychoanalysis, provides an imaginary basis to address the precarity of the contemporary world order: from the growing populism with its authoritarian fascist tendencies to the growing concerns regarding climate change within the Anthropocene. Part I of this book initiates this understanding through cinematic examples. Part II calls for a schizoanalytic pedagogical imagination, which is needed to provide insight into the structures of desire as they circulate in media, especially videogames, and the tensions between analogue and digital technological manifestations. Such pedagogy enables an understanding of the 'new materialism' where nonhuman and inhuman (AI) agencies are taken into account. To this end schizoanalytic pedagogy calls for a 'new earth' of transformed values and relationships.
jan jagodzinski is Professor of Art and Media Education in the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Canada. He is the author of fifteen books.
1. Introduction: Schizoanalytic Ventures2. Schizo Times in Cinematic Thought3. Repeating The Butterfly Effect: Schizo Endings4. Migrant Subjectivity and Territory Rethought5. The Schizos of Broken Circle Breakdown
6. Dreamland Welcomes You: The Last Resort7.The Batman Trilogy: An Ethics of Evil, the Law, and the Rise of Trump's Fascism in the United States8. The Prosthetics of Video Games9. Between War and Edutainment10. Explorations of the Analog-Digital in Relation to the Event of the Artistic Process11. Artistic Speculations and Pedagogical Challenges: Facing the Anthropocene