Imogen Heap’s Mi.mu Gloves Singer-songwriter Imogen Heap went through a period of writer’s block and was frustrated with not being able to produce a song that she was happy with. Most of the problem came from the difficulty of translating her musical thoughts onto the computer. Then it dawned on her – what if she… Continue reading Mi.mu Gloves – Sculpting music with our own hands.
In January 2017, one of the biggest arenas for bullfighting in Colombia – the Santamaría’s Bullring in Bogotá, was finally reopened after four years of infrastructural repairing. As soon as the famous Plaza de toros was announced to be ready, a number of lawsuits, public debates, and protests became widely visible in the media. Although… Continue reading Repairing infrastructures, deploying affects: Bullfighting in Bogotá, Colombia
Affect is a slippery term. It can be used to mean something pre-social, something felt, an inbetween-ness, emotive qualities and bodily sensations. In this post I will focus on bodily sensations and virtual reality (VR) technologies. VR is poised to overhaul health care, entertainment, pornography, education and more. These technologies introduce novel ways of thinking… Continue reading Virtual reality and being in a body
In mid-October I saw my friends checking into Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Facebook. After some confusion, I realised that they were trying to disrupt the targeting of Dakota Access Pipeline protestors by the authorities. This online form of activism can reveal a lot about the way in which infrastructures can be affective. The Dakota… Continue reading Were you at Standing Rock?