November 3, 2015 6:00pm
Cranbrook Academy of Art
In this lecture I examine how are lurkers “moved” to become active participants in social media environments. This discussion focuses on the role of emotion within participatory media and the haptic and affective modes of experience that the digital age has inaugurated. Borrowing from theorists including Giuliana Bruno, Laura U. Marks and Sian Ngai, we will explore how participatory media forms function as emotional spaces and how the new ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving generated by our digital interactions have permeated artistic practice.