Virtual on Actual: Augmented reality and contemporary worlds

By Jonathan Davies Augmented reality (AR) is nothing new. From Frank Baum’s 1901 illustrated novel The Master Key to the head-up display of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 Terminator the concept of superimposing the virtual on to the real has sinuated into popular culture. After failed attempts at reaching the mass market, AR was thrown back intoContinue reading “Virtual on Actual: Augmented reality and contemporary worlds”

Illness, Temporality and the Subjective Allure: An experimental exploration into the performative process of an affirmative suffering

By Dominic Ader A project that seeks to understand how different theories of time might make us rethink the way in which people suffer from long-term illnesses. Bodies are continuously fixed, given limits, placed within containers, segmented; all from external sources, they are impinged upon, moulded. Within the context of health and illness, social scienceContinue reading “Illness, Temporality and the Subjective Allure: An experimental exploration into the performative process of an affirmative suffering”

Self-care as a form of resistance

By Emma Manion For my dissertation I have been looking at self-care in a mental health context. Self-care can be used as a technique of governance in which the individual internalizes the desires of neoliberalism or it can be the site of radical resistance from neoliberal subjectivation. I have been exploring this tension in self-care,Continue reading “Self-care as a form of resistance”