Back, Les, and Nirmal Puwar. “A manifesto for live methods: provocations and capacities.”

Back, Les, and Nirmal Puwar. "A manifesto for live methods: provocations and capacities." Live Methods, edited by Les Black and Nirmal Puwar, Malden, Blackwell Publishing, 2012, pp. 6-17. Abstract: In this manifesto for live methods the key arrangements of the volume are summarized in eleven propositions. We offer eleven provocations to highlight potential new capacities for … Continue reading Back, Les, and Nirmal Puwar. “A manifesto for live methods: provocations and capacities.”

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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

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part I]

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. New York, Hill and Wang, 2010. Summary: In the first half of Camera Lucida, Barthes unpacks the experiential reading of photography. Uninterested in empirical, rhetorical or aesthetic perspectives, he not only offers language for the affective photography experience, but also asserts that the sensations produced and received [and intra-acting] … Continue reading Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. [Part I]

Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York, Rosetta Books, 1973, pp. 1-19. Summary: Sontag critiques the presence of photography/the photograph through a comparison to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave." She highlights power dynamics, the difference [and distance] between experience and its capture, and the complications of understanding as flattening the camera's capability to capture Reality and Truth … Continue reading Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Dr. G, The Power of Language, Raciolinguistics and Multilingualism, or: The ‘Mis-education of the Negro’-And You too

at the MCEA/MiCWA 2016 conference this today, i embodied humble awe. i had the distinct honor of being in a room while Dr. Geneva Smitherman infused it with life and powerful truth. following her talk, i had the fortune to sit with her for a while to share how she has influenced some of my work and my … Continue reading Dr. G, The Power of Language, Raciolinguistics and Multilingualism, or: The ‘Mis-education of the Negro’-And You too

Blackman, Lisa. “The Subject of Affect: Bodies, Process, Becoming”

Blackman, Lisa. "The Subject of Affect: Bodies, Process, Becoming." Immaterial Bodies Affect, Embodiment, Mediation. London: Sage, 2012. 1-25. Print. To remember: bodies are not considered stable things or entities, but rather are processes which extend into and are immersed in worlds. That is, rather than talk of bodies, we might instead talk of brain–body–world entanglements, … Continue reading Blackman, Lisa. “The Subject of Affect: Bodies, Process, Becoming”