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What is the relationship between affect and technology? How does technology produce certain affective relations?

Thrift’s piece provided an entry point for asking questions like these. He links the rise of affect to technology, discussing the ways space, new media, and affect are tied in the modern age. Screens and the Internet act as new kinds of neural pathways. The human body transcends itself through digital technologies. To “be” is to always be in touch, to be connected through multiple digital devices and networks. The human body takes on new forms, new vulnerabilities, and new modes of being open. How does the human body physically change? What new forms of consciousness and cognition are produced? What are the implications of new affective relations?