• On being affected: feeling in the folding of multiple catastrophes

    Author(s):
    Andrew Murphie (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Affect, Catastrophe studies, Media ecology, Technology, Technology studies, Theories of affect
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    catastrophe, future, media change
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/cgdq-sy91
    Abstract:
    How possible is it for a life of ongoing feeling to hold, given the world’s current becomings? Much of this article will consider three of the most pervasive of the current disruptions as disruptions of living and feeling: climate change, social change, and, in more detail, what I will call a ‘third media revolution’. All three of these disruptions (and many others) are themselves multiple. They all fold through each other. Living and feeling thus find themselves in the midst of catastrophic multiplicity. This catastrophic multiplicity haunts much of what’s going on. Questions concerning what can be felt within this folding of catastrophes into each other are important contemporary questions. Feeling itself—what it is, what it does, and what the future of feeling might be—has become both a field of struggle, and a complex and open-ended question. A secondary set of questions here will concern the future of studies in relation to these questions of living and feeling—of Cultural Studies, Media Studies, disciplinarity in general, and finally ‘study’, as discussed by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney (2013).
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