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Re: November Theme: Curating on and through web-based platforms

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"Martin John Callanan (UCL)" <[log in to unmask]>

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Martin John Callanan (UCL)

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:14:36 +0000

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If the AHRC got it a bit wrong and the Moot was moot, it should be
discussed. After-all, this is the public body prescribing the direction of
research areas for Arts, and they are the main source of funding in the UK
for this.

m


On 21 November 2012 19:39, Sarah Cook <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi crumb
> Thanks for these thoughts Charlie, which I think sum up the recent event
> quite well... I want to be sure that we can now turn the list to address
> Marialaura's topic of discussion for the month, about, just as you say
> here, the potential transformations that digital and web based practice has
> had re curating and other truly critical approaches to the online spaces we
> inhabit, and the images etc which circulate there.
> Mea culpa for mentioning the moot here in the first place!
> Sarah
>
>
> Sent from my pocket.
>
> On 21 Nov 2012, at 19:32, "Gere, Charlie" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Hi all
> >
> > Just to add a few more thoughts on the Moot, which I also attended. My
> major problem with what is a well intended move on the part of the AHRC -
> to fund work on digital transformations - was that, on the evidence of the
> Moot at least, there is little real engagement with actual transformations
> brought about by these new technologies. Part of the problem was the
> relentless focus on kit, as if the issues of how digital technologies are
> changing our lives could be reduced to what academics could do with snazzy
> hardware and software. There was little sense that these technologies are
> potentially transforming the arts and humanities out of all recognition or
> that the real transformations are not taking place at the level of
> equipment but rather at the structural level.
> >
> > Katrina on the other hand expressed it beautifully in her contribution
> to the panel I chaired, when she described the changes in the very ontology
> of the image brought about by digital social networks, as well as in our
> reception of such images. I thought that her contribution and those of
> other panelists on the panel took the debate to a different level, as did
> some other contributors at other times in the day. But the general tone of
> the event mostly militated against this kind of thinking.
> >
> > WIth all due respect to the organisers to some extent it felt like the
> kind of event that happened in the early 1990s, when excitement over the
> technological possibilities of the digital was the main focus. But rather
> than carp perhaps this might offer us opportunities, virtually or
> otherwise, to debate what a genuinely critical approach to digital
> transformations might look like, and how the AHRC might fund that.
> Otherwise my major fear is that the limited number of funding opportunities
> offered will go to instrumental projects involving the application of data
> mining, visualization etc... rather than the, in my view more needed, focus
> on the transformative effects of these media on culture and society
> >
> > Charlie
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Curating digital art - www.crumbweb.org [
> [log in to unmask]] on behalf of Sarah Cook [
> [log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: 21 November 2012 18:23
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] Fwd: November Theme: Curating on and
> through web-based platforms
> >
> > This message from Katrina was meant to go to the list... so I am
> forwarding now...
> >
> > Begin forwarded message:
> >
> > From: "Sluis, Katrina Patricia" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:
> [log in to unmask]>>
> > Date: 21 November 2012 08:34:07 GMT
> > To: Sarah Cook <[log in to unmask]<mailto:
> [log in to unmask]>>
> > Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] November Theme: Curating on and
> through web-based platforms
> >
> > Hi all
> >
> > Just to add briefly to Sarah's comments, I think one of the issues with
> the way the AHRC 'moot' was framed is that there was an absence of
> self-reflexivity about how 'digital transformations' apply to
> epistemologies, ontologies and practices within disciplines and not just
> 'wider culture'. Although there was a great buzz about new 'methods'
> (especially as it potentially gives humanities scholars the ability to do
> quantitative research and embrace positivism) and disseminating 'research
> in progress ' it felt at times that 'method' filled in for critical
> thinking about the politics of software and related tools.
> >
> > Secondly, for those CRUMBsters in London, you may be interested in an
> upcoming panel on 4th Dec at The Photographers' Gallery: "All your cat
> memes are belong to us" where speakers will explore key questions around
> the image economy of the web, from LOLcats to Flickr, 4Chan to twitter, as
> well as issues arising from the curation of online photographic practices
> within the gallery/museum.
> >
> > The panel includes Dr Lop Lop, who established the popular Flickr group
> Somebody else's cat, Dr Alexandra Moschovi, Lecturer in photographic theory
> and history, University of Sunderland, Dr Olga Goriunova, Assistant
> Professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Warwick
> University.
> > http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/all-your-cat-memes-belong-to-us
> >
> > Looking forward to the rest of the discussion.
> > Katrina
> >
> >
> > University of Sunderland - Shortlisted for the Times Higher University
> of the Year 2012
> University of Sunderland - Shortlisted for the Times Higher University of
> the Year 2012
>
>

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