Archive for the ‘affect’ Category
I’m afraid this blog is going the way of my many other blogs.
Let’s face it – I’m not much good at regular blogging on just one topic or in just one location – all the things I’ve wanted to “say” on this blog have been happening in scattered online and offline presences and writings – the talks, the exchanges in facebook reading groups (that meet offline actually), in my instagram image, in my kindle book notes and in my print book margins and offline diary/notebook pages…
Been working through the idea of subaltern citizen and cybersubalternity in relation to online publics and shifting privates…
issues of visuality, affect and the body…
issues around labor and globalization,,,
now to go back and remember the conversations. Perhaps I will write about them yet.
while I wait to organize a bunch of in-progress works and recent themes from book chapters published into a coherent whole for another book project – am wondering if I should actually blog… at length.
Part of me is just a bit tired – but the other part of me wants to share my thoughts and fill gaps in what I might have written in the most recent MS I sent out and just in general be a writer again. Not constantly jumping to producing according to deadline.
Well – let’s see… I have to write three pieces on (subalternity, diasporas, networks, platforms) Affect and social media – in relation to two different kinds of online/offline communities -
one in relation to youth, digital diasporas, social media and virtual worlds through international contexts (where US youth also count as one of several inter-national contexts).
another in relation to craft communities and networked affect
forthcoming paper presentations at conferences will take both these up and yes they continue and connect (with) what i started in recent publications – including the book-length MS I just mailed to my publishers.
I should also probably rework the Cambridge Platforms conference presentation into a paper for the special issue… (this connects subalternity and affect with non-profit presences online – and actually also connects with craft communities research – so it bridges from my recent book-length MS – chapters 1 and 2 espectially – and the work I will be presenting at AOIR – hopefully have written it for Ken and Susaana before then…)
Still – there are so many thoughts and reflections that happen – which I cant and wont put down in public space anyway.
just a thought.
In the interim. so to speak.
Ordered cotton punis and also cotton carders today – in the meanwhile I did try spinning the cotton roving I have without it being put into punis, using my new tahkli spindle with the brass whorl. no image of that attempt and failure yet – will put one up later in the week maybe. Meanwhile what I call my westernized tahkli spindle arrived today and I am trying to spin the wool on that – all in the name of hybridity