Volume 1 No 1 (May 2008)
How is Research-Creation?

Each issue of Inflexions has a section entitled Nodes, which will feature a group of conceptually interlinked pieces that engage with a particular problematic in a variety of different modes, including but not limited to academic essays. The inaugural issue of Inflexions tackles an endlessly generative question that is a once the thematic of the issue, and the raison d’être of the journal as a whole: “How is Research-Creation?” Nodes contributors are invited to be experimental in their responses, not so much commenting on what research-creation might be, but creatively and critically pushing against the constraints (enabling and otherwise) of recognizable models of thought.



Alanna Thain: Affective Commotion

Andrew Murphie: Clone your Technics!  Research-Creation, Radical Empiricism and the Constraints of Models

Erin Manning: Creative Propositions for Thought in Motion

Derek McCormack: Thinking Spaces for Research-Creation

Stamatia Portanova: Infinity in a Step: On the Compression and Complexity of a Movement of Thought

Brian Massumi: The Thinking-Feeling of What Happens: A Semblance of a Conversation

Each issue of Inflexions includes a Tangents section presenting individual contributions to the theory and practice of research-creation. Tangents pieces strike off in directions all their own, and resonate across their divergences. Taken together, they suggest potential connections with each other and the issue Node. Tangents may be art works in any web-presentable medium or media mix. They may also be written pieces of any genre: commentary, creative writing, ephemera, short academic articles, art or political reportage, reviews,  or “rearviews” (reassessments of old but relevant material).



Frédéric Lavoie: Systèmes des Sons

Yuk Hui: What is a Smooth Plane? A journey of Nomadology 001

Amélie Brisson-Darveau: Horizons

Bianca Scliar Mancini: Fugue

Marc Ngui: Diagrams for Deleuze & Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus

Mark Iwinski: This Was Now; Terrains of Absence

Edited by Christoph Brunner and Natasha Prévost


We gratefully acknowledge the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for the generous support it provided for the research-creation event Housing the Body - Dressing the Environment (August 2007), from which the Node content for vol. 1 no. 1 was generated.

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