Archive for July, 2007

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Publishing and Being There

I used to work in the theatre, and to teach it - now they were great days, as they say! Teaching theatre is completely different to anything else - simply because learning is embodied in a very different way (no one seems to care too much about marks for one thing - either it’s too […]

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Paper, Pixels and the Body

In the first discussions at Documenta12, Nat Muller writes on Text Tactility (registration and login required) and Alessandro Ludovici writes on The Persistence of Paper. Both are understandably attached to paper, particularly to books or, as editors, to the permanence of ink and printing. Both seem equally immersed, however, in the world of pixels, and […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

On torn muscles, the health of publishing, politics and the end of the medium

A couple of days ago I was supposed to be on a plane to Germany. I’d been invited to Documenta12, often regarded as the world’s most important art event, to talk to some very interesting people about the current state of publishing. I was of course grateful to the good Documenta people, and looking forward […]

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Can we survive dynamic, networked thought? Networked perceptions? The blurring of thought, perceptions and actions in dynamic networks?

Thought might always have been dynamic, distributed and networked, material but in a way that makes us rethink materialism. It might even always have been somewhat hard to locate, not because it happens in a different dimension, but because of its dynamic distribution, extended through brain, body and world. Thought might not even be “us” […]

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Thinking about mobile media

I’ve been trying to figure out my ambivalence to mobile media for ages - not least because I teach them all the time. We are planning a workshop on the issue of mobility at CCAP in December, and an invitation to submit some questions led to this.
What exactly are the new technics of mobility? Can […]

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