Stage III   Assem­blage Tes­ti­mony
Project: “MemeMo­r­ial”
Par­tic­i­pa­tory Assem­blage — Net­work Ora­cle
F 12-Dec   Stu­dio Project Work­shop — Works-in-Progress

  • Due project in-progress:
             site re-formatted; assem­blage tes­ti­monal com­posed (10–20 entries + tags); emblem draft (sketch or col­lage images)
  • Activ­ity: peer feed­back (dig­i­tal rhetoric: arrangement/organization) & tech sup­port
    — dis­cuss: mul­ti­modal com­pos­ing (nar­ra­tive, infor­ma­tion, expres­sion) + effects; work­ing in Elec­tracy;
    design soft­ware + tech­niques

      e.g. Pixlr for emblem col­lage & edit­ing images (in tes­ti­mo­nial)
      — other media uses? (audio/video?) * cus­tom GIFs: appli­ca­tions
  • Brainstorm/Discuss: remain­ing com­po­nents (emblem, periph­eral, ora­cle inter­face); par­tic­i­pa­tory poet­ics for MemeMor­ial (“pub­lic ped­a­gogy”?) & net­work rhetoric
    on-going dis­cus­sion: Q&A before/during/after class in com­ments

» Due (S 13-Dec) Project 3

  • Sec­tions: Emblem, Tes­ti­mo­nial, Periph­eral, Mate­ri­als (page)

— Poet­ics & Reflec­tion pages due S 14-Dec (see prompts)


    “The MEmo­r­ial shows us not our fate, but our sit­u­a­tion. The Inter­net is a liv­ing mon­u­ment. The Emer­A­gency offers a prac­tice for a vir­tual civic sphere that does for the imag­i­na­tion what sta­tis­tics does for the intel­lect.” (Ulmer p.176)
    “A goal of elec­tracy”: “to do for the com­mu­nity as a whole what lit­er­acy did for the indi­vid­u­als within the com­mu­nity. Could a com­mu­nity go to school col­lec­tively? […] The Inter­net is the place of this scene of instruc­tion,
    and the Emer­A­gency pro­vides the ped­a­gogy for group sub­jects.” (Elec­tronic Mon­u­ments xxvi)

peripheral campus


    “A mon­u­ment does not com­mem­o­rate or cel­e­brate some­thing that hap­pened but con­fides
    to the ear of the future the per­sis­tent sen­sa­tions that embody the event:
    the con­stantly renewed suf­fer­ing of men & women, their re-created protes­ta­tions, their con­stantly resumed strug­gle.”

    — Deleuze & Guat­tari, What is Phi­los­o­phy? (p. 176)


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  1. notes 12/12/14
    –Place + ?
    –Pick a loca­tion
    –What is your pro­posal?
    Traf­fic fatal­i­ties — sirens + num­ber
    –More than just show­ing the prob­lem
    –What is the col­lec­tive con­ver­sa­tion?
    –Place + internet/communication tech­nol­ogy
    –Want to use a pop­u­lar behav­ior and local­ize it
    ex. hash­tags, tweets, com­ments, etc
    –What are peo­ple search­ing for?
    –Pop­u­lar behav­ior
    ex. Papenheimer(sp?)
    –Videos (views)
    –Twit­ter feed

    –what would be the effect
    –Rev­e­las blindspot/sacrifice
    –Place plus interface

    –Page with as much descrip­tion as you can envi­sion
    –Images +emblem

    “What makes the dro­mos­phere so chal­leng­ing is that it requires the inven­tion of a new mode of gov­er­nance. The rhetor­i­cal skills of delib­er­ate rea­son within a pub­lic sphere that made democ­racy pos­si­ble were inven­tions of lit­er­acy, and are not nec­es­sar­ily sus­tain­able within electracy.

    The time of deci­sion, the civic process of crit­i­cal analy­sis and per­sua­sion through argu­men­ta­tion, is a lux­ury we do not have in the con­di­tions of Right Now. We need a rhetoric that is foren­sic, epi­de­ic­tic, and delib­er­a­tive at once. What hap­pened, who is respon­si­ble, and what do we do now?

    This is the point of depar­ture for flash rea­son, the image logic of con­cept avatar, respon­si­ble for intro­duc­ing mea­sure into Tar­tarus. Avatar logic is as com­pressed as the com­pres­sion ratios of the equip­ment sup­port­ing it.

    An appa­ra­tus is not only equip­ment, but also prac­tices of think­ing devel­oped within emerg­ing insti­tu­tions, and behav­iors of iden­tity (indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive).” (pp. 88–9)
    — Ulmer, Avatar Emer­gency

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