Sunday, April 10, 2011

Shake and Repeat!

5.    Prototype — build fast. test and improve it together.
 (Shake and repeat.)
Wednesday, April 13 – Always in development
• pick 3 ch we have not read yet in any book, according to your interests
• project workshop 

Now we enter into the prototype stage of our class: where a version of what you have been thinking about is tried out, where some trial and error allows us to see more about what does and doesn't, might or might not work, and where the resources offered to you at the conference might be used.

So think about this next stage, about what folks offered as help to your group, about what you noticed about other grps stuff that you might help with, how to put your vision into some action now in order to see what could happen right away and so on.

And we also now want to consider what this term "scholarship and practice" means (click the link presented and go to p. 18). The university is very big on it now, this class is itself a prototype of doing this, I need your input into what that phrase could/should/might mean. How is the class itself a prototype and how can I and you get feedback and from where about how to make it work out? What should the next version of the class look like?

Please read my talk for my Sweden trip and consider what role it does or could play in all this? What does it reveal about intentions and possibilities here?

How do we all frame what we need and want to know in order to see how to work with our prototypes?


Wednesday, April 27 – What happens next?

=> • demo your prototype

A final exercise: here.  

Prototyping the class.


Donna Haraway
 & vid if you have silverlight

Worlding Project!  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

people, people and more people!

    4.    People — who are you trying to reach? how can they help right now? 

Wednesday, April 6 – Creativity, people, things and relationships
• look again at Zandt 2010, Boler 2008: ch 17, 11, 15
• projects and conference workshop: how do we include the workshop and conference into the process we are learning? how can any people who attend be invited into the process? in what ways are they part of the people to reach? in what ways are they some of the people to help? how can we share with them the strategies, stories, tools, other people and prototype? Explain that this is a PROCESS, that they are part of it, and where you all are in that process! 

• we are creating a workshop for the conference! Be there! Art/Soc 3203. Be there at 8:30 AM to set up for 9:30 event.

=> • people analysis in written form with contact log
Some students will be developing a project with an NGO or activist group in mind. Others will be thinking about audiences for projects. In these and other cases analysis of who is involved in what you are doing and what it is supposed to make happen are essential. You will write this up and may include a contact log of people involved. 

Megan Boler with Stephen Turpin: "The Daily Show and Crossfire: Satire and Sincerity as Truth to Power":


Boler 385: "New counterpublics" and "ironic citizenship." 386: "Coping with Complicity in Spectacular Society"

390: referring to Deleuze 1967: "the location of a problematic. The empty square is the very possibility of forming a problem that intersects a variety of different planes or registers (government, the family, race, gender, class, etc.)--without falling victim to an apathetic passivity nor filling in the square of meaning with any final determinant (the desire to fix cause and thus determine course of action too simply)." 

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