Stewart, Kathleen. Ordinary Affects [part one]

full disclosure: this particular tome has rested on my bookshelf for more than a year since it was loaned to me by a mentor. i remember the moment it came to be in my hands, and the feeling that it may hold magic. i sensed that cracking it open could be a game-changer. and as i … Continue reading Stewart, Kathleen. Ordinary Affects [part one]

Gibbs, Anna. “After Affect”

Gibbs, Anna. "After Affect: Sympathy, Synchrony, and Mimetic Communication." The Affect Theory Reader. Ed. Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2010. 186-205. Print. Moments to remember: "mimetic communication [:] ... the corporeally based forms of imitation, both voluntary and involuntary ... involv[ing] the visceral level of affect contagion ... … Continue reading Gibbs, Anna. “After Affect”

Sedgwick, Eve. “Teaching/Depression”

this article was a total stumble-upon while looking for some of sedgwick's other affective work (though i did note it as a breadcrumb to follow in 'an inventory of shimmers'). interesting discussion of a frequent topic of commiseration in the office i share with colleagues. i am left curious about: what it means to care for caring, not … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve. “Teaching/Depression”

Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

Benjamin, Walter. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," in Illuminations, translated by Harry Zohn, 217-251. New York: Schocken Book, 1968. To remember: "Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it … Continue reading Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

the mourning post as punctum

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York, Hill and Wang, 2010. thumbing through Camera Lucida (Barthes) in preparation for a project about mourning on social media. sensed possibilities: [Studium refers to experiencing an] average affect, almost from certain training ... studium ... which means a kind of general enthusiastic commitment, of course, but without … Continue reading the mourning post as punctum

wondering that there is being.

Deleuze, Gilles, and Félix Guattari. What is Philosophy? New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. Print. To know oneself, to learn to think, to act as if nothing were self evident-wondering, "wondering that there is being"-these, and many other determinations of philosophy create interesting attitudes, however tiresome they may be in the long run, but even … Continue reading wondering that there is being.