Tavia Nyong’o, Shaka McGlotten, and Zizi Papacharissi, "An Invitation to be Affected After-Hours," Affect Theory Conference: Worldings, Tensions, Futures (plenary session 4), on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 8:45 to 11:00am at the Ware Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
‘wrecked the format’ of traditional academic plenaries with an interactive performance which embodied the notion that “affects are always in relation.” Citing Ben Anderson’s concept of “bodily capacity collectively performed” McGlotten discussed “diverse intimacies” in all their fragility and queerness through the forms of #emojis, #touch – via the nudebitionists, and #discomakeout – which invited the audience to “disco makeout” their plenary. Audience participation was required. Shaka McGlotten challenged the audience toexperience affective community rather than simply think about it. Fun times #whathappensinlancasterstaysinlancaster.