Hi gh & list
I don't think you understand picnolepsy and it is quite an
important point, in terms of the momentary blurring of the real
and the symbolic. I want to raise this issue in terms of performativity
and code because I think it is important that mental health is included
in all your deliberations. Why? You might ask. Because as Virilio says
it is a mental matter - how we interact with screens and machines.
Rehearsal of Memory (Harwood) - oh btw yr operating system won't support
it anymore, so I guess that makes it a performative work...
London (Harwood) exhibited in Old Media at Bristol's Arnolfini was a
between Blake's poem and a computer program. The point is that in 2010 as
opposed to 1996 it was a print which made you think about the symbolic and
the real in terms of programming and poetry, and POLIITICS
Meanwhile eating disorders and self harm abound on Tumblr
'I'll self harm if you will' etc...
Artists and curators are failing young people especially in the
technological sphere by not addressing the reality of screen
use and abuse etc
performativity is yet another distraction when it could be an
apprehension of what is meant by the symbolic and the real
in terms of computing
From: gh hovagimyan
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 8:35 PM
To: Sarah Thompson
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Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] March Discussion Begins: The
Performativity of Code
On Mar 5, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Sarah Thompson wrote:
> My question is do we need a framing structure for psychological safety?
> So that we know what is and isn't us, what is symbolic and what is real
> because if we suffer momentarily from Virilio's picnolepsy then it might
> be disturbing mentally?
Interesting reference. I had to look it up. It seems that Virilio
thinks we blank out and don't see/feel/hear/sense
what we are looking at. I kinda liken this to a monkey reaching for
the photo of a banana rather than the real fruit.
> What does it mean 'to humanize the data space'? Do you mean to make
> symbolic code fool us into losing our sense of self-space etc? Or to
> what the symbolic data space is really made of
By Humanize I mean that we control the how and why and method to
access the data.