Calendars:Networked Media Calendar/Networked Media Calendar/15-12-2021 -Event 1

From Media Design: Networked & Lens-Based wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

LB1 11:00 - 17:00 Reading, Writing and Research Methodologies with Steve Rushton

Today's pad:

11:00 Steve Intro

11:30-16:30 = 1, 2 & 3

14:30 = come together to read and make annotations of synopses.

15:30 =

16:30 Recap and review


1) Synopsis of a text

2) Collective annotation of synopsis

We will follow the techniques of annotation we employed over the last two sessions

3) Bringing together this trimester's writing workshops on wiki page

BRING: a text you want to annotate and make synopsis of (a text you feel has some relation to the work you are making).

if you are at a loss, look here for inspiration:

Throughout: Steve will be giving individual tutorials

11:00 Steve gives outline; example of synopsis (rough draft) of Hito Steyerl's Proxy Politics: Signal and Noise.

[text and author]

Hito Steyerl's Proxy Politics: Signal and Noise is a chapter from a book of essays Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War(2017) by artist and writer Hito Steyerl 

[what is it about- what is it’s thesis? (2-3 sentences)]

Steve notes: In recent years there has been a shift in the role of the apparatus of the camera as a mediative agent. Until recently the lens and mechanical construction of the camera apparatus determined the image (format, scale, material support, reproducibility). Today when our phone camera takes a photo software makes alterations to the image (an algorithm constructs an image based on comparison with a series [directory-library] of existing images). This software is updated remotely. The camera apparatus takes on a different status. Steyerl examines the implications of this change. ]

[what is its context?]

The text can be seen in the tradition of a critique of  media which understands that the material practice of discourse produces its object. See also, There is No Software, F. Kittler (1992-97); The Burden of Representation J. Tag (1993); Techniques of the Observer J. Crary (1992) and Objectivity L. Daston & P. Galison (2010) [other core text: The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Recombination, Jos De Mul (2009):]

[Texts and art works it relates to…]

[Relation to your own work?]

Breaking those elements down to a template we have:

[text and author]



[relation to my own practice]

Making a wiki page of this trimester's writing workshops


SteveR15-12-21 Interview





Links to previous sessions (pads)

What, how, why


Two people will make annotations (notes, links, handy references) of each presentation on this pad.

Steve's notes on what you read and write and what you want to do with writing on this course).

Annotation in groups

Next trimester:


Workshops with Natasha Soobramanien