Things about Mask improvisation pedagogy

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PEDAGOGY OF A RESEARCH AND CREATION BASED THEATER

  • THE JOURNEY
  • THE SPIRIT OF RESEARCH
  • THE NECESSITY OF A TEACHER’S PERSONAL PRACTICE
  • THE PEDAGOGICAL SPACE

A PEDAGOGY OF MASKS

  • THE MASK​
  • THEATRICAL MASKS
  • PEDAGOGICAL FUNCTION
  • The Body and the Space​
  • Forms

 

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01/25/2018

> Explore Steganography,  and embedding signal into Wearable Objects,

01/20/2018

State Machines is a programme of activities devoted to the investigation of new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies. Focussing on how such technologies impact identity and citizenship, digital labour and finance

Every time a smartphone powers up, their user is tied inextricably into data, laws and flowing bytes to different countries. Their every personal expression is framed and mediated by digital platforms which now include those operating new kinds of currencies, financial exchange, and labour relations that bypass corporations and governments.

Meanwhile these same technologies increase governmental powers of surveillance, allow corporations to extract ever more complex working arrangements, and, although seemingly the epitome of globalization, they do little to slow the construction of actual walls along actual borders.

We ask how might the digital subjects of today become active, engaged, and effective digital citizens of tomorrow?

State Machines now launches an open call for a new commissioned artistic project.. What kind of Project ? :

  • efforts and actions that resist new enclosures and preserve mobilities, freedom of assembly and other hard-won rights
  • unintended impacts of digital flows on physical bodies, places and infrastructure
  • shifting techniques for controls and flows of information and finance by governments, private companies and individuals;
  • public deliberation and free speech in social media – algorithmic and human corruption and its counterforces;
  • new tools and data for wrangling the personal and political impacts of cloud computing

The call is open to artists, technologists, activists, inventors and individuals, groups and hybrid human- artificial intelligence collaborations.

We are interested in all art forms and actions that can be encountered and experienced across networks, online and in physical exhibition. We welcome diverse viewpoints, experimental and playful approaches.

Fading Memories The social, political and economic future is determined globally by the evolution of digital technologies. The boundaries between the analogue and digital spheres have become increasingly blurred, and the digital has become an integral part of our actual reality. Fading memories devoted a year of international events to the themes of privacy and data ownership in the digital age against the backdrop of developments in the countries of north-western Europe.

 

What we give away when we log on to a public WiFi network experiment of creating a fake network and stealing data from visiting mobile phone in public space.The idea that public WiFi networks are not secure is not exactly news. It is, however, news that can’t be repeated often enough. There are currently more than 1.43 billion smartphone users worldwide and more than 150 million smartphone owners in the U.S. In the U.S., more than 92 million American adults own a tablet and more than 155 million The US census has numbers. own a laptop. Each year the worldwide demand for more laptops and tablets increases. In 2013, an estimated 206 million tablets and 180 million laptops were sold worldwide. Probably everyone with a portable device has once been connected to a public WiFi network: while having a coffee, on the train, or at a hotel. by Wouter Slotboom

> display the facts, rather than the content of counting smartphones and simulating their behaviour/ connections with K cells?

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Vladan Joler -ShareLab

Exploitation Forensics. Interview with Vladan Joler

The Human Fabric of the Facebook Pyramid

Questions about research questions

After Session 3 with Helen Pritchard,

sort out all that matters in circle around The Subject :

Network, Visual dominance , Identity, Mask, Memory, Futur, VR, Affect, Perception, Body/Brain, Ubiquity, Interaction, Power/Control and Bio Politics, Creative process, Objectification, Potential, Expectation, Tension, the Other, the Self, Mirror, Transversality, Feed, Shape Memory, Hyperobject

and find that the title of the essay could be … the Network as the Ultimate Mask (of the Self) or the Mask of the Network

 

Alternatives to increased networking of the digital media, Chaos and creativity

In conclusion to her talk with Richard Grusin and Clemens Apprich at Transmediale 2017 in Berlin, theorist of digital media and Prof Wendy Chun challenges artists to create viable alternatives in response to the increased networking of our digital world and the elusiveness of mediation.
Invoking art as an “agent perturbateur” is interesting as it calls for challenging established rules before creating as it means chaos before emergence of a new order. In a very Simondian way, it is looking for tensions. It is waking up from the delusions we have created ourselves and break the infinite feedback loop we are living in. Life is not linear , seldom logical. Why trying to fit so hard in a logical system which leads ultimately to segregation? Chun ’s answer is homophily or “tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others”(Wikipedia).

W.Chun defines how networks are structured by habits and homophily and how habits are shaped and embodied into a monogamous network environment based on similarities , likes and dislikes. “We become our machines”. As Richard Grusin tells us too, not only the present but also all potential futures are pre-mediated and expectations are pre-formatted by algorithms. To reduce segregation induced by homophily, W.Chun invites us to foster another type of network where clusters would be mutual indifferences rather than likeness.
“Homophily create clusters, it is about collaborative filtering, similarities breeds connection. What matters, it is that people likes you, who follows you. Network not only finds connections but also create them for us”.
According to W.Chun, we are living in a world auto-fed by continuous updates ignited by crisis over habits and dependencies embodied in our environment. We are“creatures of the update. To be is to be updated: to update and to be subjected to the update.” (Chun , Habitual New Media, p12). She also warns us that updates means erase the old and replace it by the new. “Things no longer updated are things no longer used, usable, or cared for, even though updates often ‘save’ things by literally”. Consequently, in a world defined by networks, we become variables used by functions. As such, in order to create viable alternatives, not only we would have to resist to homophily but also our needs for belonging and our quest for a definite identity /value.

Recognising the network’s creativity, W.Chun quotes Elisabeth Grosz : “Habits enables stability, which in turn gives us the time and space needed to be truly creative: without habit there could be no thinking, no creativity and no freedom.”

In another hand, one could suggest that  Chaos is also another reliable source for creativity. If we were to create another system, where clusters are not relying on similarities, it could be an open system where input could have no output, where the equation input/output is broken, a system where the traveling salesman problem is solved by optimising the order of visits to several places in a way that the total route is not as short as possible, but the longest.
It would be a permanent chaotic process, where solutions are morphing from one to another, not an infinite loop of updates, but infinite explorations, not only going forward and vertically but also backwards, transversally and horizontally, because the world is not binary, the world is wonderfully messy (Kathleen Vohs). Certainly, not everyone is ready for this. As W.Chun and R.Grusin suggested, artists could find alternatives to the over-controlled networks system as chaos is part of their creative process. About pre-mediated expectations and order over messiness : creativity flows even better when there is no expectations.

Other propositions to break the loop and paths for researching : We are wearing the mask of social media composed by our likes, dislikes and tweets even in the everyday life. Have we forgotten that we could take it off and choose to express ourselves with other masks? How about reversing the trend for empowerment of digital and visual realities over other realms?
How about reconnecting with our embodied cognition to be able to create alternative social systems?