Beyond Representation?. Massumi on Terrorism and Natural Disaster. Fear (The Spectrum Said). Media ecology als politiek: hoe grijpt politiek in ons leven? Hoe werkt angst? Onderscheid lichaam – taal. . Societies of Control. Logic : Individu = dividu . Massa = markt, sample.
Massumi on Terrorism and Natural Disaster
There was simply nothing to identify with or imitate. The alerts presented no form, ideological or ideational and, remaining vague as to the source, nature and location of the threat, bore precious little content. They were signals without signification. All they distinctly offered was an “activating contour”: a variation in intensity of feeling over time. They addressed not subjects’ cognition, but rather bodies’ irritability. (p.32)
It was less a communication than an assisted germination of potentials for action whose outcome could not be accurately determined in advance – but whose variable determination could be determined to occur, on hue. (p.33)