Bodies, Relations, Codes

The first reading group session of the Department of Biological Flow — “Bodies, Relations, Codes” — took place July 7 at the Kindred Cafe in Toronto. Consistent with our goal to explore the moving body as it is integrated into broader information networks of signal and noise, we discussed the following selections:

Ronell, Avital. “Delay Call Forwarding.” In The ƜberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell, edited by Diane Davis, 5-37. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2007.

Massumi, Brian. “Strange Horizon: Buildings, Biograms, and the Body Topologic.” In Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation, 177-207. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002.

Manning, Erin. “From Biopolitics to the Biogram, or How Leni Riefenstahl Moves through Fascism.” In Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy, 119-141. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2009.

We also screened selections from Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia (1938).