for 11 – 14 April 2014

code poetics

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”

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