Author:Fabian Muniesa (Mines ParisTech)
Paper short abstract:
The paper speculates on the potentials of considering capital as a "semiotic syndrome" (i.e. a regime of signification that propels a particular state of reality), with specific attention to science-related "value creation".
Paper long abstract:
Drawing, on the one hand, on a discussion of the intellectual contributions of Michel Foucault ("veridiction", "gonvernmentality") and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari ("collective assemblage of enunciation", "semiotics of capitalistic valuation"), and, on the other, on a reflection on a number of case studies in the field of science-related "value creation", the paper speculates on the potentials of considering capital as a "semiotic syndrome", i.e. a regime of signification controlled by an investment scenario in which becoming valuable means become asset.
Turning Things into Assets