Navigating Moments: A Conversation With Brian Massumi

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The notion of affect is essentially understood along the words such as emotion, feeling and attitude, however it can be termed as a much more complex phenomena which is constituted deeply within human design, influencing cognition and behavior of everyday interactions. In the reading Navigating Moments: A Conversation with Brian Massumi, explains that ‘affect is this passing of a threshold, seen from the point of view of the change in capacity’ (Massumi and Zournazi, 2002, pg. 212). In other words, there is an equal and opposite reaction of affecting something and that is to being affected. The passing of threshold is governed by the bodily self, in which the capacity of the body to affect and be affected does not remain fixed (Gibbs 2002).
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