The agony of the rat or the slaughter of a calf remains present in thought not through pity but as the zone of exchange between man and animal in which something of one passes into the other. - Deleuze and Guattari, What Is Philosophy?
The Jane Bennett Vibrant Matter reading group. Please go check them out at his website (here is the overview, here is the reposted interview). I'll be over there shortly to post in the comments my thoughts and opinions. And remember, the reading group moves here next week for chapters 2 and 3.