Category: 2017

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New Article: Reclaiming Melancholy by Emotion Tracking? Datafication of Emotions in Health Care and at the Workplace

Nina Janasik-Honkela Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0052. Abstract Since the time between the world wars, the language of emotions has been dominated by the discourse of therapy, starting a style of emotional expression and...

New Article: Affective Iconoclasm-Codes of Labour as a Human Characteristic

Melissa Gronlund Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0051 Abstract This text argues that a number of recent works of contemporary art have developed an anthropomorphised code to signal “humanness.” Primary within this code is representations of labour,...

New Article: Whimsical Bodies and Performative Machines: Aesthetics and Affects of Robotic Art

Treva Michelle Pullen Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0048 Abstract This article explores the ways in which robots’ behaviours are designed and curated to elicit reactions from their human counterparts. Through the work of artists such as...

New Article: This Pussy Grabs back: Humour, Digital Affects and Women’s Protest

Inger-Lise Kalviknes Bore / Anne Graefer / Allaina Kilby DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0050 Abstract The “affective” turn has enabled many scholars to theorise media representations not only as texts that can be distantly decoded but also as a matter of emotional...

New Article: Motion Capturing Emotions

Karen Wood / Rosemary E. Cisneros / Sarah Whatley Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0047 Abstract The paper explores the activities conducted as part of WhoLoDancE: Whole Body Interaction Learning for Dance Education which is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. In...

New Article: Stranger-ness and Belonging in a Neighbourhood WhatsApp Group

Natalie Dixon Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0046 Abstract The messaging application WhatsApp is often adopted in urban neighbourhoods to distribute and discuss information as part of neighbourhood watch programmes. In this context, certain notions of information...

New Article: “just hanging out with you in my back yard”: Mark Zuckerberg and Mediated Paternalism

Ben Little  and Alison Winch Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0039  Abstract In a video that showcases a new Facebook feature, Mark Zuckerberg chats to his users, telling them that he’s “just hanging out with you in my...

New Article: Liberated from Their Language: Polish Migrant Authors Publishing in English

Joanna Kosmalska Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2017-0061 Abstract The article opens with a brief analysis of the publishing industry in the UK and Ireland to provide an informed assessment of how difficult it is for Polish...