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Parables for the virtual : movement, affect, sensation

Author: Brian Massumi
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
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Although the body has been the focus of much contemporary 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. 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Massumi, Brian.
Parables for the virtual.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606751719
Online version:
Massumi, Brian.
Parables for the virtual.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)609773440
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Massumi
ISBN: 0822328828 9780822328827 0822328976 9780822328971
OCLC Number: 48557573
Description: viii, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : concrete is as concrete doesn't ---
1. The autonomy of affect ---
2. The bleed : where body meets image ---
3. The political economy of belonging and the logic of relation ---
4. The evolutionary alchemy of reason : Stelarc ---
5. On the superiority of the analog ---
6. Chaos in the "total field" of vision ---
7. The brightness confound ---
8. Strange horizon : buildings, biograms, and the body topologic ---
9. Too-blue : color-patch for an expanded empiricism.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Brian Massumi.
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Views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet, as cultural formations that operate on multiple registers of sensation beyond the reach of the reading techniques founded on the  Read more...

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