Hannah Brasier is an RMIT Media and Communication Honours student interested in how Deleuze's theory of affect, and the slow can be used as a framework for interactive online video practice. You'll also find music and film interests here also.
"What if all the bad things that media critics have been saying about passivity for the past century or two are now equally applicable to all the demands to interact, to participate? What if interactivity is now one of the central hinges through which power works? In many moments today, the most compliant gesture we can make is to consent to interact on the terms presented to us by our software and machines. This pull is especially strong in those commercial platforms that celebrate their own difference from the so-called passive media of previous decades, and in the process monetize their users’ participation either directly or indirectly. What if—from time to time—we chose not to identify with the interactive promise of new media platforms or for that matter new media art? What if, when the new media savants lambast so-called old media audiences as denizens of passivity and ideology, we say, “yes, that’s me”?"Jonathan Sterne, ‘What if Interactivity is the New Passivity?’ (via laperruque)