[csaa-forum] Transformations issue 31 released - Technoaffect: Bodies, Machines, Media

Erika Kerruish Erika.Kerruish at scu.edu.au
Fri Jun 22 09:34:07 ACST 2018

Transformations announces the release of Issue 31

Technoaffect: Bodies, Machines, Media

The body and affect have always been technological. Technologies of the body circulate affect, producing flows and forms of feeling that are economically and politically situated. Contemporary digital practices are inevitably corporeally enframed, calling upon and creating bodily norms. People diversely experience new 'configurations of bodies, technology and matter' that are accompanied by reworked public feelings and structures of feeling. Sticky affects glue together 'ideas, values and objects' and arrange boundaries between peoples and worlds. All too often the resulting inclusions and exclusions reinforce problematic structures of domination.  At the same time affective technologies can be a site for challenging past marginalisations and reworking experiences and understandings of affect, as evidenced by creative and scholarly practices in this area.
This special issue of Transformations pays critical attention to the circulation of affect by bodily technologies. Demonstrating the centrality of affect to the cultural, critical and creative analysis of technologies, these papers explore affect's movement in and through virtual reality, artificial intelligence, gaming, disconnection, drones, Facebook, blogging, and e-sports.
Issue editors: Erika Kerruish and Rebecca Olive

Susan Kozel, Ruth Gibson, Bruno Martelli
The Weird Giggle: Attending to Affect in Virtual Reality<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_01_kozel.pdf>

Poppy Wilde
Avatar affectivity and affection<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_02_wilde.pdf>

Hannah Lammin
Conversing with Machines: Affective Affinities with Vocal Bodies<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_03_lammin.pdf>

Jenny Sundén
Queer Disconnections: Affect, Break, and Delay in Digital Connectivity<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_04_sunden.pdf>

Michael Richardson
Drone Capitalism<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_05_richardson.pdf>

Zsuzsanna Dominika Ihar
Friend Requests from the Force: Affective Mimicry, Intimate Imitations and a Softened Police Apparatus<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_06_ihar.pdf>

Susannah French
Musings of an Aspie: Blogging, Gender and Affect<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_07_french.pdf>

Elena Pilipets
Queer Workings of Digital Affect: The Hypermediated Body of Conchita Wurst<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_08_pilipets.pdf>

Ben Egliston
E-sport, phenomenality and affect<http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans31_09_egliston.pdf>

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