Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation / Edition 1

Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation / Edition 1

by Brian Massumi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822328976

ISBN-13: 9780822328971

Pub. Date: 04/09/2002

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

In Parables for the Virtual Brian Massuni views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet as processes that operate on multiple registers of sensation beyond the reach of the reading techniques founded on the standard rhetorical and semiotic models. Renewing and assessing William James's radical empiricism and Henri Bergson's philosophy of…  See more details below

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In Parables for the Virtual Brian Massuni views the body and media such as television, film, and the Internet as processes that operate on multiple registers of sensation beyond the reach of the reading techniques founded on the standard rhetorical and semiotic models. Renewing and assessing William James's radical empiricism and Henri Bergson's philosophy of perception through the filter of the post war French philosophy of Deleuze, Guattari, and Foucault, Massumi links a cultural logic of variation to questions of movement, affect, and sensation. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822328971
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/09/2002
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
965,670
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
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
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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