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)


Toward MemeMorial


      » Reminder/Update: com­pose optional exer­cise for extra credit
      (choose either prompt 4/5 or optional prompt) — due 12/6
      » Due (S 07-Dec) Project 3 Prep Notes Inven­tory (see list below)

    Stage III   Assem­blage Tes­ti­mony
    Project: “MemeMo­r­ial” → part 1: witness/testimonial (assem­blage)
    M 01-Dec   Read/discuss: E.M. Chp. 7. “Jus­tice Miranda (A Conceit)”

          Activity/Discuss: toward tes­ti­mo­nial — project focus & method

        W 19-Nov   Read/discuss: E.M. Chp. 8 “Soft Wish­ing Y (A Col­lab­o­ra­tion)” & Con­clu­sion “The Web of Changes”

          » Blog Entry [optional if already com­posed 10]

            — tes­ti­mo­nial assem­blage process (dis­cuss, toward project); or dis­cuss Papa­gian­nis/Gure­vitch optional article

            net­work wit­ness final update (sug­gested: disaster/event; chor­ag­ra­phy, “sam­pling” [from] pop­cy­cle databases)

          F 05-Dec   Read/Discuss: Carter & Arroyo (2011), “Par­tic­i­pa­tory Ped­a­gogy and YouTubeU in 2020” (PDF in D2L)
          + Dig­i­tal media relays (stu­dent examples)

                  optional read­ing (relays toward Periph­eral ideas): Papa­gian­nis: “Work­ing towards Defin­ing an Aes­thet­ics of Aug­mented Real­ity” or Gure­vitch: “Google Warm­ing: Google Earth as Eco-Machinima” Con­ver­gence 2014 (PDFs avail­able in D2L)

                  » Due (S 07-Dec) Project Notes Inven­tory (see list below)

                    → prepa­ra­tion for Stu­dio work­shops final week, led by groups

                  » Update! new dead­line: pro­pose by 12-Dec to present at PWR Diver­sity Con­fer­ence
                  — Group Emer­A­gency Net-Work (project 2) would make for great presentation/panel (indi­vid­u­ally or as group)!
                  “Pro­pos­als can be from any dis­ci­pline and in any genre – nar­ra­tive, analy­sis, mul­ti­me­dia, etc.
                  *Pref­er­ence will be given to pro­pos­als that involve dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy* 100 word abstracts

                  Con­tinue reading

                  Reasoneon // Make it New(s)


                      » Reminder: start “net­work wit­ness” focus (indi­vid­ual con­cern — social prob­lem) & tasks (blog­ging)

                  Stage III   Assem­blage Tes­ti­mony
                  Project: “MemeMo­r­ial”

                  M 10-Nov   Read/discuss: E.M.   Chp 3 “The Call (Abject Mon­u­ments)” (pp. 57–81)


                      Focus/topics: “Rea­so­neon” (logic) in MemeMo­r­ial — tes­ti­mo­nial
                      » Discuss/Activity: “Inter­net as liv­ing mon­u­ment”; medi­ated wit­ness & tes­ti­mony

                  W 12-Nov   Read/discuss: E.M.   Chp 4. “Trans­ver­sal (Into Cyber­space)” (pp. 83–111)


                    • Key top­ics: Assem­blage → Fig­ure (relays)
                      » Dis­cuss: “cog­ni­tive map­ping” (re: Exer­cise 4 & MEmo­r­ial?)
                      — “expe­ri­ence of image iden­tity” indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive
                      // “the opti­cal unconscious”

                    • toward project:   emblem, “impresa,” “con­cetto”   (expe­ri­enced image testimony)

                  » Weekly Blog Work:   “net­work wit­ness”   update (page or post/category)

                  F 14-Nov   Inde­pen­dent Project Work (see email):

                    topic (refine); net­work wit­ness (update); class­mate comment

                  Due S 15-Nov (see email)   Exer­cise 4: “Cog­ni­tive Map­ping” (rela­tion to issue/topic) — Instruc­tions Page
                  » PSA: CU Alter­na­tive Breaks Appli­ca­tion (due 18-Nov)



                  Win­dow / Glass / Screen (monitor/monitoring)



                    » (Method) in MEmo­r­ial: imag­ing “fore­grounds the need for a poet­ics of using the vis­i­ble to write the invis­i­ble” (111)
                    cf. “the opti­cal uncon­scious” (103−05)
                    & “image cat­e­gory” of mate­r­ial sig­ni­fiers (in “wreck­work”); exam­ples (52−3)
                    → “The goal of Traf­fic Sphere” [prototype/proposal] “is to make high­way fatal­i­ties per­cep­ti­ble, think­able, rec­og­nizble as sac­ri­fice
                    to shift them from the pri­vate sphere of one-at-a-time indi­vid­ual, per­sonal loss to the pub­lic sphere of col­lec­tive val­ues.” (43)

                  » Net­work Wit­ness (blog tasks):

                  • Mon­i­tor the daily news” — and social network(s)? — to “find a report or story that trou­bles you or stings you in some way.
                    Doc­u­ment the story and do some research on the back­ground of the prob­lem and the pol­icy issues related to it.” (65)

                    • “gather details” — mate­r­ial sig­ni­fiers (as dis­cussed from Chp 2)

                    • The feel­ing aroused by this story con­sti­tutes the call to a con­sul­ta­tion on behalf of the Emer­A­gency” (Prob­lems B Us)


                  • “start an archive of pic­tures and text [and other media] found on the Inter­net that could serve as a vocab­u­lary of stock rep­re­sen­ta­tions of your news event as a scene.” (71)

                    • “the Inter­net is a col­lage engine.“
                      “a sub­sti­tute image (pic­ture or text) works just as well as the actual one, since the point is gen­er­a­tive, to trig­ger or cue the atmos­phere or mood, not the empir­i­cal repro­duc­tion of a past real­ity.” (71)


                  Tactical Velocity

                    → Over week­end (from last week): Continue/increase group-consulting activity
                  • Update/Refine Mis­sion State­ment; Post vari­ety of con­tent (pol­icy + media + stories…?)
                  • Gen­er­ate audi­ence: share pages (social net­works); con­tact local/campus groups
                  • * reminder: par­tic­i­pa­tion credit; plus, need 10 posts for anno­ta­tions by 10/31


                  Stage II          Net­work Engage­ment
                  Project: Beyond “Clicktivism”


                  M 6-Oct    Read/Discuss: “Inter­view with Rita Raley” (on “tac­ti­cal media”)

                  • Group task/activity: select Case Study from sev­eral options iden­ti­fied (orga­ni­za­tion / media campaign)


                      skip to 7:28 for Raley


                    W 8-Oct    View: Crit­i­cal Art Ensem­ble — tac­ti­cal media exam­ples

                      » Group task/activity: dis­cuss Case Study (orga­ni­za­tion / media campaign)


                    • key topics/chapters: “the vir­tual con­di­tion,” “Recom­bi­nant The­ater, “the Per­for­ma­tive Matrix“
                      — Cul­tural Resis­tance, “the bunker,” “non­ra­tional strategies”

                    » Blog entry:

                      — dis­cuss mod­el­ing from Case Study 1 tactic/technique in your post­ing this week


                    F 10-Oct    Read/Discuss: Ridolfo & DeVoss: “Rhetor­i­cal Veloc­ity and Deliv­ery” Kairos 13.2 (2009)

                      read pages: “intro,” “remix,” “ampli­fi­ca­tion,” & “veloc­ity“
                      (other pages optional; “his­tory” recommended)


                    • Discuss/Focus: group-consulting posts/writing as Ephemeral (tac­ti­cal) or Cir­cu­la­tion (for recom­pos­tion) or both?


                    Due (S 11-Oct): Exer­cise 2Prompt below


                          “Tac­ti­cal Media is sit­u­a­tional, ephemeral, and self-terminating. It encour­ages the use of any media that will engage a par­tic­u­lar socio-political con­text in order to cre­ate mol­e­c­u­lar inter­ven­tions and semi­otic shocks that col­lec­tively could dimin­ish the ris­ing inten­sity of author­i­tar­ian cul­ture.“
                          Crit­i­cal Art Ensem­ble

                        Con­tinue reading



                              * reminder: begin “net­work wit­ness” (group posts “mon­i­tor­ing”)
                              — share group site/s & begin seek­ing audience

                        M 15-Sep     » Focus (and dis­cus­sion): Dis­course Com­mu­ni­ties
                        Read­ings from Into the Blo­gos­phere: Rhetoric, Com­mu­nity, and Cul­ture of Weblogs (2004)


                        W 17-Sep   Rice, “The Mak­ing of Ka-knowledge: Dig­i­tal Aural­ity” (2006) Com­put­ers and Com­po­si­tion 23 (PDF in D2L)

                          Focus/Discuss: dig­i­tal rhetoric, net­work forms/modes

                        » Blog Entry due (plus class­mate com­ment due Thurs.)

                        F 19-Sep   Brown, “Com­po­si­tion in the Dro­mos­phere” (2012) Com­put­ers and Com­po­si­tion 29.1 (PDF in D2L)

                          Focus/Discuss: net­work con­di­tions (“real-time”) & expe­ri­ence; mul­ti­modal com­pos­ing
                          look­ing ahead: project 1