Crowds are going to be the ‘in’ academic topic for 2006 and beyond, that’s my tip! See what I mean here and scroll down to the event at Goldsmith’s College on Tarde. Eric Alliez has a paper available for download. A comment on Ted’s blog where I allude to the political economy of affect-capture/spectatorship and […]

Enthusiasm, Affect

The Very Best of Street Machine, Volume 1, was published in 1986 and represents a point of inflection in contemporary modified-car culture in Australia. It covered the last (7th, 1986) Street Machine Nationals before the rise of Summernats in 1987. It is the tipping point for the transformation of an amatuer activity into something else. […]

Time for the Game

I’ve been walking these streets at night, Just trying to get it right (Need some patience, yeah), It’s hard to see with so many around, You know I don’t like being stuck in a crowd (Could use some patience, yeah), And the streets don’t change but maybe the name, I ain’t got time for the […]

Lawrence Grossberg Interview

Connecting with a post from last week on ‘stay-at-home’ adult children and the categories of ‘youth’ and ‘student’, here is an interview, “Being Young Sucks”, with Lawrence Grossberg on his new book Caught in the Crossfire: Kids, Politics and America’s Future (via ted @ differences & repetitions). As a sidenote, there is an interesting lecture […]