Affective Infrastructures – Reference List


Affective Infrastructures – Reference List

A list of articles, interviews, and projects that have been collected and used as reference in preparation for the Study Circle Affective Infrastructures. The list is being enriched as reflections upon the topic and its discussions continue.

Transformative Images, Temporality and Infrastructures of Feeling – An interview with Rebecca Coleman

In this interview Rebecca Coleman discusses the affective relations between bodies, images, and environments. Coleman offers an overview of her work on images and the body, as well as her interest in theorizing the present and the future.

Software Garden – Performance by Rory Pilgrim, Casper-Malte Augusta, Robyn Haddon

Elvia Wilk, “Trauma Machine” (2018)

Elvia Wilk on rewiring empathy with virtual reality.

Judith Shulevitz, “Alexa, Should We Trust You? 

The voice revolution has only just begun. Today, Alexa is a humble servant. Very soon, she could be much more—a teacher, a therapist, a confidant, an informant.


Sasha Costanza-Chock, Design Justice, A.I., and Escape from the Matrix of Domination (2018) 


Constant, The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation (2017)

Fiona Barnett, Zach Blas, Micha Cárdenas, Jacob Gaboury, Jessica Marie Johnson, Margaret Rhee, Queer OS: A user’s manual (2016)

Lou Cornum, The Space NDN’s Star Map (2015)

Lou Cornum, The Irradiated International (2018)

Decolonial aesthetics (2011)

Stephanie Dinkins, Conversations with Bina48

Can an artist and a social robot build a relationship over time? Artist Stephanie Dinkins and Bina48, one of the worlds most advanced social robots, test this question through a series of ongoing videotaped conversations.

Stefano Harney & Fred Moten, Undercommons (2013)

In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. 

Maya Ganesh, “Technologies of Identity in Digital India” (2017)

Marina Garcés, “What are we capable of?” (2008)

Kara Keeling, “Queer OS” (2014)

Kéfir & Vedetas, “# From Steel to Skin Manifesto” (2017)

A four-handed raw manifesto by Nanda from Vedetas, transhackfeminist brazilian server and Nadège from Kéfir, a feminist libre tech co-op.

Nadège, “Keywords of the Internet. Fraying Edges of Algorithmic Production” (2018)

Nadège, “Feminist Autonomous Infrastructure in the Internet Battlefield: From Zombies to Ninjas” (2017)

“Digital Neuroland. An Interview with Tony D Sampson”

A Parede, Yarn Sessions (2017)

A Parede on Yarn Sessions, a pedagogical framework which uses storytelling as its main device.

Possible Bodies

Jara Rocha and Femke Snelting on their Possible Bodiesinventory, a collaborative research on the very concrete and at the same time complex and fictional entities that "bodies" are, asking what matter-cultural conditions of possibility render them volumetrically present.

Olivia Rosane, “Empathy Machines” (2018)

Olivia Rosane on fellow feeling as a technologically mediated experience.

Eric Snodgrass, “Executions” (2017)

Eric Snodgrass' dissertation Executionis an attempt to work through questions of power and expression as they are composed in various ways within net- worked and computationally-informed situations of the present.

Spideralex & Sophie Toupin, “Introduction: Radical Feminist Storytelling and Speculative Fiction: Creating New Worlds by Re-Imagining Hacking”


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