Contemporary culture, today’s capitalism - our global information society - is ever-expanding-- is ever more extensive. And yet we seem to be experiencing a parallel phenomenon which can only be characterized as intensive. This book is dedicated to the study of such intensive culture. While extensive culture is a culture of the same: a culture of fixed equivalence; intensive culture is a culture of difference, of in-equivalence – the singular. Intensities generate what we encounter. They are virtuals or possibilities, always in process and always in movement. Lash carefully defines and distinguishes the intensive from the extensive tracking this change through key areas of social life including: SociologyReligionPhilosophy Language Politics Communication  

Information Theology: Philip K. Dick's Will to Knowledge

Information theology: Philip K. Dick's will to knowledge

Angel Archer is the narrator of The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, Philip K. Dick's last novel. This is the final novel of the trilogy provoked by Dick's encounter with the religious. Angel was married to Jefferson Archer, the Damascus-like son of the novel's protagonist Timothy. Angel tells the story in 1980 and the book was published the year of Dick's death, 1982. Valis, the first and central book of the trilogy, was published in 1980. Transmigration, however, can serve as a frame for the information theory that Valis gives us. In Valis, God or the sacred is a Vast Active Living Intelligence System (VALIS).1

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