Atmospheric Things

22 January 2014, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH Seminar room SG2, Ground floor

Dr Derek McCormack (School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford)
 

Abstract
Atmosphere has emerged recently as one of the more important concepts for those in the social science and humanities interested in grasping the affective qualities of places. One of the values of atmosphere is that it emphasizes the diffuse yet palpable qualities of affective spacetimes. Yet we might ask what happens to discrete things in the elaboration of an atmospheric affective materialism. In this presentation I explore how selective attention to the qualities of a particular kind of object ­ the balloon ­ provides opportunities for thinking about, experiencing, and experimenting with atmospheres as spacetimes that are both affective and gaseous/meteorological.

 

 

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