16 May 2023
Resonance, dissonance, and things that get under one’s skin

Susanna Paasonen

21 May 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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Giulia Bertolazzi

21 May 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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Maria Serafini

7 May 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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Katia Mazzucco

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2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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Ilaria Terrenghi

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2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Rape or “rape”? Virtual violence and the somatechnical body

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26 March 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
The Obscene Device. Archaeology of Immersive Pornographies

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1 February 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Techniques of Enchantment. Magic and Contemporary Technology

Sofia Pirandello

25 January 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Alternative Worlds – VR without Headsets

Margherita Fontana

11 January 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
A world of imprints. The epistemology of visual evidence in digital and virtual media-ecologies

Rosa Cinelli

21 December 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
FEMINIST HORROR THEORY – Filmic Forms and Female Identity: Rewriting in the Key of Gender

Rossana Galimi

5 December 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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Francesco Jodice

20 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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Ilaria Ampollini

9 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
The burning gaze. An aesthetics of shame in the age of the virtual

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2 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Forms of the intermediary: spatiality and durations between technology and aesthetics

Neda Zanetti

12 October 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Virtualizing Spaces: Immersive and Emersive Images from Home to City.

Fabrizia Bandi

28 September 2023
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108
LabSim: a fully featured laboratory simulator for innovative teaching of analytical chemistry
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2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Immersive Rhythms, Dismersive Images: On Music Video’s Affective Atmosphere

Tomáš Jirsa

18 May 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Spatialization of Sound

Markus Ophälders

research: Seminar

2022/23 Multisensoriality
104

Resonance, dissonance, and things that get under one’s skin

Susanna Paasonen

Working on the affective and somatic aspects of experience regularly results in dilemmas concerning language and expression: how to translate the sensory into the textual? What kind of terminology and vocabulary are available for making sense of the sensory, and what are its limits? How to find a balance between the particular and the general enough? This presentation addresses the affordances of one pair of concepts – resonance and dissonance – in accounting for the ways in which we become impressed in encounters with networked media (and, arguably, beyond). This conceptual pair is suggested less as a binary than as a dynamic wherein we become grabbed, possibly in ambiguous ways so that positive and negative affect cannot quite be decoupled from one another.

Biography

Susanna Paasonen

Susanna Paasonen is Professor of Media Studies at University of Turku, Finland. With an interest in studies of sexuality, media and affect, she is the PI of the consortium “Intimacy in Data-Driven Culture” (Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland. 2019-2025) and author of e.g., Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography (MIT Press 2011), Many Splendored Things: Thinking Sex and Play (Goldsmiths Press 2018), Dependent, Distracted, Bored: Affective Formations in Networked Media (MITP 2021), Technopharmacology (with Joshua Neves, Aleena Chia and Ravi Sundaram, Minnesota 2022) and Yul Brynner: Exoticism, Cosmopolitanism and Screen Masculinity (Edinburgh University Press 2023).

research: seminar

Resonance, dissonance, and things that get under one’s skin

Susanna Paasonen

Working on the affective and somatic aspects of experience regularly results in dilemmas concerning language and expression: how to translate the sensory into the textual? What kind of terminology and vocabulary are available for making sense of the sensory, and what are its limits? How to find a balance between the particular and the general enough? This presentation addresses the affordances of one pair of concepts – resonance and dissonance – in accounting for the ways in which we become impressed in encounters with networked media (and, arguably, beyond). This conceptual pair is suggested less as a binary than as a dynamic wherein we become grabbed, possibly in ambiguous ways so that positive and negative affect cannot quite be decoupled from one another.

16 May 2023
11:00
13:00

Sala Martinetti

Via Festa del Perdono, 7

Resonance, dissonance, and things that get under one’s skin
Susanna Paasonen
Sala Martinetti
Via Festa del Perdono, 7
20230516
11:00
13:00