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

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]


touching cells

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].

touching [writing, writing] feeling

Handout/notes from yesterday's WIDE-EMU '16 presentation with my brilliant colleague, Thomas Passwater. touching [writing, writing] feeling The sense of physical touch itself, at least so far, has been remarkably unsusceptible to being amplified by technology (Sedgwick 15). The experience named “writing” is this violent exhaustion of the discourse in which “all sense” is altered, not into another … Continue reading touching [writing, writing] feeling


performing empathies [the empathics]

I'm always thinking about what are the potentials for the body. What can we be? Who could we be? Who could we become? -Saya Woolfalk wanting to put The Empathics into conversation with Blackman's work in body studies and Manning's relational movement concepts, as well as explore this project from a cultural/comparative and/or visual rhetorics perspectives ... … Continue reading performing empathies [the empathics]


gel pens & markers on post-its

draft 1: the ease of a rolling ball point across smooth whiteness pleases me. the coolness of my shared desktop meeting the pressure of my right hand's ulnar border, both calming and reassuring. thin purple lines feel too jaunty though, too thin to catch my eye and remind me of my current mantra. try again ... draft 2: … Continue reading gel pens & markers on post-its


Manning, Erin. Touch as Technique

Manning, Erin. "Taking the Next Step: Touch as Technique." Senses & Society 4.2 (2009): 211-26. Web. To remember: We move to touch and touch to move. Touch operates as a technique of the moving body, inciting it to direct its movement. The direction is relational, it is towards.Touching towards means igniting a relation that does … Continue reading Manning, Erin. Touch as Technique


Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling Introduction

Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2003. Print. To remember: Famously, these are a cluster of sentences about which "it seems clear that to utter the sentence (in, of course, the appropriate circumstances) is not to describe my doing [a thing] ... or to state that I am … Continue reading Sedgwick, Eve. Touching Feeling Introduction