Present and discuss
Present and discuss
Mentioned in Delagrange, chap 4: Pulling the Difference
examples. It’s not hard to argue that most blogs can be used or seen as wunderkammun, but some aim for the purpose. Here are two.
Borges’s List: Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge at Wikipedia
A dubbed over speak by Pope Francis
A link to the clip from the episode that started it all:
A compiliation of 28 parodies:
With new background music, Mitch McConnell’s campaign ad becomes much more interesting.
NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps The Sugar Hill Gang’s classic “Rapper’s Delight” — and, yes, he brought two friends along.
Read what you can of mez’s datableed, explore it, and we’ll see what we can say about it Tuesday. Read closely. Near the beginning, mez gives you instructions on how to read her work.
“Attention, focus, presence, engagement, immersion, are essential qualities of powerful, compelling experience. Yet they’re hard to achieve in a world of click, click, click, next, next, next. No wonder so many marketing types jumped into the comments on your LinkedIn post. It sort of saddened me that they so quickly turned your insight on cyberculture into a new marketing angle. But whether it’s commerce or culture, attention, almost more than time, is the commodity that there’s never enough of.” from danah boyd Why Snapchat is Valuable: It’s All About Attention
wunderkammer. This will lead us to our look at collecting and arranging. Delagrange, Technologies of Wonder, chap 4 Visual Arrangement as Inquiry (PDF)
Any elements, no matter where they are taken from, can be used to make new combinations. The discoveries of modern poetry regarding the analogical structure of images demonstrate that when two objects are brought together, no matter how far apart their original contexts may be, a relationship is always formed. Restricting oneself to a personal arrangement of words is mere convention. The mutual interference of two worlds of feeling, or the juxtaposition of two independent expressions, supersedes the original elements and produces a synthetic organization of greater efficacy. Anything can be used. “détournement: a user’s guide”
Every reasonably aware person of our time is aware of the obvious fact that art can no longer be justified as a superior activity, or even as a compensatory activity to which one might honorably devote oneself. (Guy Debord and Gil J Wolman)
Pay Attention: Here is danah boyd on Snapchat. boyd considers how having 7 seconds to view something influences the way we look at and think about the artifact, the artist, and the way we look at artifacts.
The works on Tapestry demand participation, and they create operations and action involving information structures and behaviors. Shopping, checking email, googling are information behaviors (New Media Arts). So are reading, browsing, viewing a snapchat image, reading a tweet. Fish and Tapestry place an unusual constraint on how we can work with the information structure: there is no back button.
Tapestry itself, and the works created with Tapestry, enacts a few new media aesthetic moves or strategies
There are other moves common in new media art, but these will do for now.
And I’m employing some of these strategies in this blog post. It’s not like they are new or unique to the media or the message. Pay Attention.
New media art is interested in how cultural objects and spaces organize data and how it structures the audience’s experience of the data.
For Tuesday, let’s start with some historical artifacts and some samples.
We’ll wrap up this stage of the crowdsourcing project this week by making the last few moves –
The document we’re working on is here. If we can wrap this up by Thursday, we can start Digital Aesthetics that day.
Update: For the Weekend of 4 Apr 2014
For our first meeting after break
Read/consider/browse the sources below. They all go beyond the mechanical turk kind of collecting and focus on creation of new content. No need to read everything in the two textbooks linked to. Better to get a good sense of what they are, what kind of stuff they include, and how they were done as projects. But numbers 1 and 4 are really worth digging into.
“In our study, we took a different perspective to classify crowdsourcing, and we focused on the tasks that participants are asked to perform.
As the analysis of the thirty-six initiatives progressed, two main trends emerged:
2. Hacking the Academy – as an example of how it’s done in the humanities.
3. Open Textbook Tweet – WikiEducator – another example of how it’s done in the humanities. The book itself is at wikieducator.org/images/e/e2/OPEN_TEXTBOOK_tweet_eBook.v1.0sa.pdf
4. Essay on crowdsourcing the humanities curriculum | Inside Higher Ed “Undergraduate students should join professors in selecting the content of courses taught in the humanities.” Scan the comments, too.
Project Notes for 20 Mar: From these sources, develop some notes towards creating a crowdsourcing project for us to engage in. Use this googe docs document.