Tamas, Sophie. "My Imaginary Friend: Writing, Community, and Responsibility." Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, vol. 14, no. 4, 2014, pp. 369-73. Abstract: I have a problem with collaborative writing; the words themselves put me on edge. This piece follows the line of that affect down and through identity, agency, power, intimacy, responsibility, representation, and the … Continue reading Tamas, Sophie. “My Imaginary Friend: Writing, Community, and Responsibility.”
Panagia, Davide. The Political Life of Sensation. Durham And London, Duke University Press, 2009. To remember: in producing an effect of 'seeing,' the painting in question constitutes itself as a force, thereby distributing a series of visual effects (98). the self-referentiality of representation ... insists on an order of mimesis that is not likeness but intensity ... … Continue reading Panagia, Davide. “The Viewing Subject”
an impromptu rendering from yesterday's discussion of "alternative facts" with students in my wrtg121: researching the public experience class. wanting to save here to return for further development [and cleaner lines and better spacing]. update: made a thing.
Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York, Hill and Wang, 2010. Summary: In the second part of Camera Lucida, Barthes's reflection centers on his mother's absence/presence [in photographs] as a means to get to the noeme [essence] of photography. Through personal reflection and subjective observation, he sifts through studium to locate punctum. Furthermore, he casts … Continue reading Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part II]
Mazzarella, William. "Affect: What is it Good for?" Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization, edited by Saurabh Dube, London, Routledge, 2009, pp. 291-309. To remember: Even in its relatively untheorized invocations, affect carries tactile, sensuous, and perhaps also involuntary connotations (291). I write in the belief that only those ideas that compel our desire as … Continue reading Mazzarella, William. “Affect: What is it Good for?”
Massumi, Brian. The Power at the End of the Economy. Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2015. To remember: It is the act of choice that is autonomous, in the dissociative dimension of the dividual [individual absorbed in its relation to itself] ... Choice spills from the readiness potential of the subject's affective blind spot, … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. “A Doing Done Through Me,” The Power at the End of the Economy
tonight, my daughter and i took in the lovely flavors of a new [to us] local thai joint. it was the kind of meal in which everything that sounded good was requested from the tiny kitchen, a few bites were taken from each dish, and everything else was packaged for days of delicious leftovers. my favorite … Continue reading quantifying sensing