this: Sounds go through the muscles these abstract wordless movements they start off cells that haven’t been touched before ...waking up slowly. —Björk Gudmundsdóttir evokes thought of this: touches me differently each time, but always awakens some lovely thing[s].
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]
[proper citation pending arrival of hard copy] To remember: We define an affective method as an innovative strategy for (1) asking research questions and formulating research agendas relating to affec- tive processes, for (2) collecting or producing embodied data and for (3) making sense of this data in order to produce academic knowledge. [We] begin experimenting … Continue reading Knudsen, Britta Timm & Carsten Stage. Introduction: Affective Methodologies
From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) Moments to remember: sensation also presents a directly disjunctive self-coinciding ...It is always doubled by the feeling of having a feeling. It is self-referential ... The doubling of sensation does not assume a subjective splitting, and does not of itself constitute a distancing. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Sensation]
From Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002) When I think of my body, and ask what it does to earn that name, two things stand out. It moves. It feels. In fact, it does both at the same time. It moves as it feels, and it feels itself moving. … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t [Movement]