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”

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]

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

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

Nietzche. On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense

Nietzche, Friedrich. "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present, edited by Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, Boston & New York, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001, pp. 1171-79. To remember: language is rhetoric (1169). The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over … Continue reading Nietzche. On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense