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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A Critique,” Critical Inquiryvol. Lists with This Book. Heavy reading, that demands you take your time with it.

Andrea rated it really liked it May 24, They advocate for an “ecology of practices” that explores how philosophical concepts formed in language can be “transduced” into other modes of experience in a way that furthers creative practice, and reciprocally, how the understanding that already imbues non-language based modes of experience can be brought to explicit expression in ways that further conceptual research. The modes of experience untangle from each other to come to expression divergently, actualizing different tendencies.

On that note, Massumi rightly draws a sharp distinction between the virtual the almost and virtuality, which popular cultural tends to confuse. Oct 28, Matt Sautman rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Parables of the Virtual is the latest chapter in the Deleuzean challenge to constructivist cultural studies and theory.


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Parablrs Deleuze in Continental Philosophy. Polity,p. Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies: Massumi’s research spans the fields of artarchitecturecultural studiespolitical theory and philosophy.

Consider his wonderful discussion of a game of football or soccer, to please the Americansin which every element is given dynamic standing: Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation

Fredric Jameson notwithstanding, belief has waned for many, but not affect. Sue Thornham – – Arnold. In collaboration with Erin Manning, Massumi has developed a process-philosophical take on research-creation. The problem is that there is no cultural-theoretical vocabulary specific to affect.

His work with local and national environmental organizations on issues of wilderness preservation and land use, clean energy, and water conservation culminated in an internship in Washington, D.

Thinking-feeling, ontopower, massumk activity, semblance, surplus-value of life, nature—culture continuum, immanent critique. Eugenie Brinkema, writing from a film theory perspective, similarly criticizes what she sees as Massumi’s overreliance on the line of philosophicial thinking about affect descending from Spinoza through Deleuze. Although the body has been the focus of much vkrtual cultural theory, the models that are typically applied neglect the most salient characteristics of embodied existence—movement, affect, and sensation—in favor of concepts derived from linguistic theory.

The concept of mutual inclusion in bare activity has consequences for the theory of perception. Leys further argues that Massumi’s account of the “missing half-second” negates free will. The Brightness Confound 8. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Roberto Diodato – – Metodo. Want to Read saving…. Revised and reprinted in Massumi, Politics of Affectop. The New Ecological Paradigmed. An awesome book that proposes tons of scintillating questions and a new paradigm of thinking about humanities and science.


Nov 05, Philip Cherny rated it it was ok Shelves: Duke University Press,chapter 1, pp. Duke University Press, You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. Mar 14, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: A body present is in a dissolve: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

John rated it really liked it Sep 22, If such concepts are as fundamental as signs and significations, he argues, then a new set of theoretical issues appear, and with them potential new paths for the wedding of scientific and cultural theory. Quotes from Parables for the The speculative and pragmatic aspects of his thought come together around the notion that specific practices can be developed to further this creative movement.

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