Spatz, Ben. “Embodiment as First Affordance: Tinkering, Tuning, and Tracking”

Spatz, Ben. "Embodiment as First Affordance: Tinkering, Tuning, Tracking." Performance Philosophy, vol. 2, no. 2, 2017, pp. 257-71, doi:https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2017.2261 ISSN 2057-7176. Accessed 6 Feb. 2017. To remember: Thomas Csordas wrote ... ‘consistent methodological perspective that encourages reanalyses of existing data and suggests new questions for empirical research’ (1990, 5) (257). Summarizing Marcel Mauss, Csordas indicates … Continue reading Spatz, Ben. “Embodiment as First Affordance: Tinkering, Tuning, and Tracking”

Panagia, Davide. “The Viewing Subject”

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”

Mazzarella, William. “Affect: What is it Good for?”

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. “A Doing Done Through Me,” The Power at the End of the Economy

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

Massumi, Brian. “The Inmost End” The Power at the End of the Economy

Massumi, Brian. The Power at the End of the Economy. Durham And London, Duke University Press, 2015. To remember: the 'rationality of the economy' is a precarious art of snatching emergent order out of affect. The creeping suspicion is that the economy is best understood as a division of the affective arts (2). The implications … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. “The Inmost End” The Power at the End of the Economy

Protevi, John. Intro to Political Affect

Protevi, John. Political Affect. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2009. To remember: ['political physiology':] the imbrications of the social and the somatic: how our bodies, minds, and social settings are intricately and intimately linked ... indicate[s] not only this mix of intellectual resources [science, philosophy, and politics] but also in order to indicate that subjectivity … Continue reading Protevi, John. Intro to Political Affect

Park, Ondine, Tonya K. Davidson, and Rob Shields. “Introduction.” Ecologies of Affect: placing nostalgia, desire, and hope

Park, Ondine, Tonya K. Davidson, and Rob Shields. "Introduction." Ecologies of Affect: placing nostalgia, desire, and hope. Waterloo, Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011. To remember: ironically kitsch names like "The Branding Place" or "The Shangri-La" ... speak to ambivalent desires for imagined other times (when ranching was supposedly the mainstay) and places (in this case, … Continue reading Park, Ondine, Tonya K. Davidson, and Rob Shields. “Introduction.” Ecologies of Affect: placing nostalgia, desire, and hope