Sensitive Media

Anna Malinowska 1  and Toby Miller 2
  • 1 University of Silesia, , Sosnowiec, Poland
  • 2 University of California, 900 University Ave, , Riverside, USA

Abstract

The paper engages with what we refer to as “sensitive media,” a concept associated with developments in the overall media environment, our relationships with media devices, and the quality of the media themselves. Those developments point to the increasing emotionality of the media world and its infrastructures. Mapping the trajectories of technological development and impact that the newer media exert on human condition, our analysis touches upon various forms of emergent affect, emotion, and feeling in order to trace the histories and motivations of the sensitization of “the media things” as well as the redefinition of our affective and emotional experiences through technologies that themselves “feel.”

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