Wednesday, November 26, 2008
My Phone Must die 01
Originally uploaded by letsmakeart
Here is a list of posts on textually.org for the tag “isolation from cell phone ideas,” which date back to 2005. Emily Turrettini of Geneva, Switzerland keeps three different blogs on aspects of mobile phones and mobile content. You can see that this is a recurring idea in creative works. There is a pervasive ambivalence about these devices that intrigues me - directly related to my own ambivalence, of course. It is the aspect my mind returns to again and again...
textually.org: Isolation from Cell Phones ideas
Monday, November 24, 2008
From the New York Times: Becoming Screen Literate
Now invention is again overthrowing the dominant media. A new distribution-and-display technology is nudging the book aside and catapulting images, and especially moving images, to the center of the culture. We are becoming people of the screen. The fluid and fleeting symbols on a screen pull us away from the classical notions of monumental authors and authority. On the screen, the subjective again trumps the objective. The past is a rush of data streams cut and rearranged into a new mashup, while truth is something you assemble yourself on your own screen as you jump from link to link. We are now in the middle of a second Gutenberg shift — from book fluency to screen fluency, from literacy to visuality.
Is there a name for that?
Pilgrim at Bottle Creek
Pilgrim at Bottle Creek
...The Tinker Creek kind of detailed concentration and focus of observation is impossible when the cell phone is ringing. Perhaps it is even impossible simply with the device in your pocket – a sliver of consciousness and concentration always diverted.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I am working on a long post about the Data Forensics workshop I attended last week, but my pictures are trapped on my camera for the moment (lost cable.) In the meantime, I just had to post this picture of me with the WiFi antenna I built from a juice box. The process was quite a bit more persnickety than I had imagined it to be.
Siv has uploaded a lovely gallery of photos she took at the workshop.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
For the next three days I will be here:
Data forensics [in the landscape]
A practical workshop with Martin Howse and Julian Oliver.
With an emphasis on the active construction of hardware and software apparatus, the Data forensics workshop will apply practical tools, techniques and theory to analyse [un]intentional data emissions within the city of Oslo.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Workshop taught by Andrew, Pattie Belle and Jørn
Books and articles:
Uses of Blogs, Edited by Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs
We've Got Blog: How Weblogs Are Changing Our Culture, Rebecca Blood
Mortensen, Torill & Walker, Jill. (2002).‘Blogging thoughts: personal publication as an online research tool’. In Morrison, Andrew. (Ed.). Researching ICTs in Context. InterMedia/UniPub: Oslo. 249-279. See SESSION 6:
researchers/PhD students that blog:
Torill Mortensen: http://torillsin.blogspot.com/
Anne Galloway: http://purselipsquarejaw.org/blog_archive.html
Malene Charlotte Larsen: http://malenel.wordpress.com/
danah boyd: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/
Akshay Java: http://socialmedia.typepad.com/
Michiel de Lange: http://www.bijt.org/wordpress/
Cati Vaucelle: http://www.architectradure.com/
style, attitude, critique
that get attached to wider sites
that experiment with space
academic yet chatty tone
graphic design/communication design
collaborative research blog
Pattie Belle’s Blogs & Blog Info
From the class discussion: