Delirium at Halftime: The real excess of the imaginary

Ollie Dawson reflects on his first year on the MSc Society & Space course and looks at the philosopher who has had biggest impact on his thinking so far – Giles Deleuze. It took me twelve years to find my way from undergraduate study in literature to post-graduate study in the social sciences. I flirtedContinue reading “Delirium at Halftime: The real excess of the imaginary”

Chalk Art-ing as Temporary Urbanism: Materiality and ‘Becoming-Art’

By Catherine Midwood An encounter with chalk art in the urban everyday environment is a temporary flash of colour underfoot; an unexpected encounter with a creation that emerged in the interaction between a variety of collaborating bodies (the pavement, the chalk dust, the hands that guided it, the shoes that smudged it, the rain orContinue reading “Chalk Art-ing as Temporary Urbanism: Materiality and ‘Becoming-Art’”

Exploring the Affective (After)Lives of Digital Archives

By Alistair Anderson, Current MSc Society and Space Student The archive is the quintessential arena of historical research, and for the compulsory ‘Experimental Methods’ unit I interrogated the use of digital archives as fields of affective materials. Specifically, my project focussed on the extinct thylacine (Thylacinus cynacephalus) as a theme around which the materials inContinue reading “Exploring the Affective (After)Lives of Digital Archives”