Archive for January, 2010

Chora

Schedule / Update | Posted by Gary Hink
Jan 31 2010
      Note: “Inventory” Page created and updated (notes through week 3 for each item)

     
    M 01-Feb Internet Invention Chapter 4 (96-122): “Cosmogram”
    » reading tip: closely review “Comment,” “Remake,” & “Office” sections.

      Digital Ulmer? (new media relays) optional — view time permitting

    • Relay (Chora-mapping p.114):     Not Found by Christophe Bruchansky
    • “Remake” (p.115):                     Cruising by Ankerson and Sapnar
    • Relay (ficelle p.119):                   Strings by Dan Waber
    • Synthesis relay?                   — Career mem(e)blem? (p. 104)

     
     
    W 03-Feb Read: Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky (Sharif Ezzat) & The Cape (J.R. Carpenter)

      Also view (before class): Sigur Rós Heima (U.K.) & Hvarf-Heim (U.S.)     — Relay?

       
      » blogging tip: Prompts — “Cosmogram” (109), “Mapping Home” (110), “Vernacular Genres” (113)

     

       
      R 04-Feb Screening:

          My Winnipeg (Dir. Maddin, 2007; 80 mins.) & Sigur Ros—Heima (Dir. DeBlois, 2007) (clips)

         
         
        F 05-Feb Due: Exercise 2 (“Memory Glimpse” & “Mapping Popcycle”) Notes & Design Tips below.

            Note: work independently (not meeting)

           
           
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          Stimmung

          Theory / Method | Posted by Gary Hink
          Jan 31 2010

           

          The project is to learn to write with patterns that function
          more like music than like concepts
          .” (91)    — Ulmer, Heuretics

           

          •   Stimmung   = “mood,” “atmosphere,” tone or “tuning”
                of “chora(l) category” (Internet Invention p.101).
                See below, including “Micro-Guest-Relay Lecture”….

             

            •    key lesson:    modality of method and (eventual) poetics of project

             
             
            Karlheinz StockhausenStimmung for Six Vocalists:      (Relay?)



             
             
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            Pre-electracy Problem (post-literate situation)

            online writing | Posted by Gary Hink
            Jan 31 2010

             


             

              (recommended reading) Divided Attention. By David Glenn. The Chronicle Review 31 Jan 2010.

            • Disciplinary / Institutional perceptions; highly relevant for our experiment.
               
            • Indeed eager to know your perspective; strongly encourage discussion (below) or a blog entry — participation / blogging e.c.
              • 02-Feb: see imaginary exchange below for prompt

             

             
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            Daily Impasse

            online writing | Posted by Gary Hink
            Jan 30 2010

             

            • Title: “To Go Online, Or Not”
            • by Chris Onstad, Achewood.com
            • via Will Burdette
            •  

            • Q. → potential task (or responsibility?) for electracy?
              • insights about impulse-behavior, decision-making?
                intervene with “Flash reasonat which moment in feedback loop?

             
             

            Endocept

            Schedule / Update, online writing | Posted by Gary Hink
            Jan 23 2010

             
            M 25-Jan Internet Invention Chapter 3 (72-94): “Home and Family”

                    Discuss: Part Two “Family Discourse”

                   
                  W 27-Jan Shelley Jackson: my body—a Wunderkammer(1997) and The Doll Games (2001)

                      → Instructions for “Inventory” page here.

                     
                    R 28-Jan Screening:Sink or Swim (Dir. Friedrich, 1990) & Hide and Seek (Dir. Friedrich, 1996)
                     
                    F 29-Jan Discuss: Mediating Family-Memory-Home Online Discussion (see below)

                            Due: “Inventory” Page created and updated (notes through week 3 “in progress”)

                           
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                          Wabi-Sabi

                          Schedule / Update, online writing | Posted by Gary Hink
                          Jan 17 2010

                           
                          M 18-Jan No Classes—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

                               
                              W 20-Jan Internet Invention Chapter 2 (43-68): “Image”

                                     
                                    R 21-Jan (E1-E3) Discuss: Fisher; Wabi-Sabi, “Attunement,” “Illumination” (Ulmer)

                                        Screening: The Virgin Suicides (Dir. Coppola, 1999; 97 min.)

                                       
                                      F 22-Jan Due: Exercise 1 Assignment (“Obtuse Meanings” & “Illumination”) — prompt below
                                       
                                       
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                                      Beginning the (My)Story

                                      Schedule / Update | Posted by Gary Hink
                                      Jan 10 2010

                                       
                                       
                                      M 11-Jan read (for class): Internet Invention Chp 1 (18-42): “Mystory”

                                            Discuss: Part One “Career Discourse” (Popcycle, Humanities)

                                           
                                          W 13-Jan read: Bobby Rabyd, Sunshine ’69 (1996) Discuss: New Media / Hypertext

                                                * Note: I still need to see everyone’s introductions on their blogs — specifically: grade, major/minor, technical skills and web/creative experience, and enrollment rationale.
                                                (I need this info in order to arrange groups. Please post ASAP.)
                                                 
                                                note: weekly blog entries normally due Wednesday evening;
                                                suggest writing / posting first entry before Thurs class (when you have time).

                                               
                                              R 14-Jan Screening:

                                                  Y tu mamá también (Dir. Cuarón, 2001; 105 min.)

                                                 
                                                F 15-Jan Discuss: all assigned material to date, including blog entries.
                                                                    (quiz? Take notes while reading…)

                                                    Discuss: Method: Films & Project 1 (1st Component)
                                                        Due: First Blog Entry

                                                       
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                                                      Praxis

                                                      online writing | Posted by Gary Hink
                                                      Jan 10 2010
                                                        praxis (— noun; plural: praxis or praxes)

                                                        1. practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.
                                                        2. convention, habit, or custom.
                                                        3. a set of examples for practice.

                                                       

                                                      (from syllabus)
                                                      Blog Entries (10 minimum; 200 words. Credit/no credit assigned.)

                                                      Every student will create and maintain a blog throughout the semester, beginning week 2 and due each Wednesday except when noted (e.g. project weeks). Entries are informal and ungraded, except for credit. This is an on-going “Research Journal, ” testing ideas and compiling “materials” for the projects: associative links and media, questions and hypotheses; observations and insights—particularly connections between media within and outside of class.

                                                      Elaborating upon this, “orientation” and specific suggestions about blogging below.
                                                       

                                                      (update) Additional tip from Monday’s class in comment.
                                                       
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                                                      schedule revision (in progress)

                                                      Schedule / Update | Posted by Gary Hink
                                                      Jan 09 2010

                                                       
                                                      As promised yesterday…

                                                       
                                                      Not official yet, but soon; feel free to peruse now and to let me which films you’ve seen in a comment below… or, in your first blog entry. (More about blogging, including tips and prompts/Qs, coming soon.)

                                                       

                                                      Feed News (Live)

                                                      online writing | Posted by Gary Hink
                                                      Jan 07 2010

                                                      The Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus

                                                       
                                                      Thoughts?
                                                      (more on this tomorrow)