Friday, July 25, 2008

Engaging actor-networks

‘an experience by which both the body and what affects it produces each other. Each of the events (wine, thoughts, vessels, jests) creates an occasion for the others: should we say that the wine made us happy or that we made the wine joyous?'
(Despret 2004, p. 127)

A material semiotic; the wine is not joyous until it enrolls an actor, and on being consumed inscribes practice (at least in as much as there is an inscription effect of disinhibition).
When actors are not presupposed or credited with agency there are some curiousities that can be explored and explained differently, even in jest :)
I am indebted to Nana for this gem.

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