Protocol – Alexander Galloway

Protocol book coverThe subtitle of Protocol is `How Control Exists After Decentralization´ which is the question Galloway sets out to answer in his book. Previously the issue of control has been dealt with extensively by Foucault and Deleuze. Foucault addressed the central control in sovereign societies of the classical era followed by the decentralized control of the disciplinary societies of the modern era. Deleuze continues where Foucault has left of and states that with the advent of new technologies such as computers we are now living in societies of control. These societies are defined by neither central control nor decentralized control.

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