Unit Two Prompt: Media and Affect

Our discussion for this unit introduces a series of ideas about embodiment, affect, emotion and labour. At the core of the readings is the argument that communication often involves the body in complex ways, ways that have not always been discussed in communication theories that focused on the transmission of ideas.

For your assignment for this unit, apply the key concepts of affect, embodiment, emotional or affective labour to a specific media text or technology device. In your analysis, explain how these concepts help us to better understand the way in which these texts are produced or consumed?