In Parables for the Virtual Brian Massumi views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet, as cultural formations that operate on multiple. In _Parables for the Virtual_ Brian Massumi views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet, as cultural formations that operate on multiple. Parables for the virtual: movement, affect, sensation I Brian Massumi. p. cm.-(Post -contemporary intervcntions) lncludcs bibliographical refcrcnces and indcx.

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The Evolutionary Alchemy of Reason: As a student of architecture, I found this work challenging and provocative for its implication on building design, if not my consciousness as a whole.

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Brian Massumi

Anything that varies in some way caries the continuities of its variations. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Roberto Diodato – – Metodo. This supplementation virhual sensuous experience constitutes a “surplus-value of life.

The Power at the End of the Economy. Brigitte Bargetz – – Hypatia 30 3: Owing a great deal to the model of semiotics emerging in the s and s via interpretations of Ferdinand Saussure’s writingsthe theoretical paradigms that followed—whether structuralist, psychoanalytic, feminist, ideological and so on—highlighted the mechanism of “mediation.


Massumi presents the reader masssumi a flexible, malleable approach that invites a multifarious and creative method of interpretation.

To ask other readers questions about Parables for the Virtualplease sign up. Influenced by the work of Gilles Deleuze, he sets himself the task of exploring the possibility that movement, affect and sensation “might be culturally-theoretically thinkable” p.

Cultural Policy in Denmark. Mutual inclusion is the logic of immanence, which does not obey the law of the excluded middle. His teenage years were spent in Scottsdale, Arizonawhere he dedicated himself to ecological activism as part of the environmental movement of the early s.

Following Spinozahe defines affect as “the capacity to affect and be affected. You must obtain permission directly from the parbales of the image. As anyone with even a passing knowledge of Massumi will attest, his prose is The Body in Metaphysics.

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That is the experimental aspect. Views Read Edit View history. View additional images and download publicity materials. Massumi argues that affect and direct perception are not confined within a human subject, but are “transindividual” and spread across the “nature—culture continuum.

A Short Essay in Extreme Realism. If anything, our condition is characterized by a surfeit of it. It is allied Foucault’s concept of “environmentality.

Mar 14, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: This separates the body from subjectivity, and plays into scientistic frameworks assimilating the body to inert matter. Thinking-feeling, ontopower, bare activity, semblance, surplus-value of life, nature—culture continuum, immanent critique.


Theoretical Insights From Bourdieu. Affective Resonance and Social Interaction.

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The Distribution of Emotions: Shea Joy rated it really liked it Mar 03, Fo Manning and Massumi understand it, the practice of research-creation is necessarily collective and relational, [75] and thus carries a “proto-political” force of immanent critique. From the theatrics of Reagan to the art of Stelarc the bloke who grew an ear on his arm – look him upfrom the anomalies of science to the rigors of high theory, Parables plunges all these and more into dizzying mix of performance and argument, illustration and staging – of what?

Completely changed my life, not just academically, but personally, socially, poetically Gotta love a book where the author writes of his intention to be headache-inducing in the introduction

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