Touched: Transdisciplinary Perspectives (19th-21st centuries)

This is very exciting - an interdisciplinary day conference on touch at the Nouvelle Sorbonne in Paris, organized by Dr. Caroline Pollentier, and the launch of the Touch, Arts, Affects (TACT) network. There are talks throughout the day by touch scholars and artists, and I'm giving the Keynote at the end of the day, 'Social... Continue Reading →

Video introduction to Body & Society paper on pain

The video abstract for my recently published Body and Society article ‘On Pain as a Distinct Sensation: Mapping Intensities, Affects, and Difference in ‘Interior States’’ is now 'live' on the Theory, Culture and Society (TCS) website. I use images from the article and provide an overview of the paper. Have a look here. It's also on... Continue Reading →

Alphonso Lingis at SPHS

My friend Tom Sparrow of Slippery Rock University has been editing the Alphonso Lingis Reader for University of Minnesota Press. The book was just released, and there was a launch panel at SPHS (Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences), part of the SPEP conference, at Penn State University on Sunday. Alphonso (or, as he likes... Continue Reading →

An ecology of sensing: tracking embodied processes for science, fun, and profit

A talk in the joint CMU-University of Pittsburgh 'Environmental Humanities Research Seminar'. My paper was delivered and there was a response by Jesse Stiles, Assistant Professor of Sound Media at CMU and an accomplished sound artist and musician. The paper was based on my invited submission to Resilience: A journal of the Environmental Humanities, a Special... Continue Reading →

Architecture of Sensation

An article just published in Body and Society, titled 'Architecture of Sensation: Affect, Motility and the Oculomotor'. It appears in an issue with an essay by Juhanni Pallasmaa, the Finnish architect, who I quote and feature in my article, quite some synchrony there. There is also an essay by the managing editor of the journal, Tomoko Tamari,... Continue Reading →

Talk at Temple University, Feb 23rd

An upcoming talk in the Architecture division of the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. February 23rd. The title of the talk: 'The Architecture of the Oculomotor: Body Motility, Ocular Processes, and the Perception of the Built Environment', based on my recently-published paper for Body and Society.

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