On the problem of visualizing and describing totalities – a defense of cartographic thinking?

“For many then totality is conspiracy – a category by the metaphysical desire for
coherence and the hubris of intellectual mastery. Yet capitalism as a totality is devoid of
an easily grasped command-and-control-centre. That is precisely why it poses an
aesthetic problem, in the sense of demanding ways of representing the complex and
dynamic relations intervening between the domains of production, consumption and
distribuition, and their strategic political mediations, ways of making the invisible
visible.”

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