Calendars:Networked Media Calendar/Networked Media Calendar/20-09-2023 -Event 1

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XPUB1: 11:00 - 17:00 Methods with Steve + Lidia, in the aquarium

Methods sesh #1 PROTOCOLS FOR AN ACTIVE ARCHIVE with Lidia and Steve

André Malraux's "The imaginary museum" from 1950. Image: Krauss, Rosalind: Das Schicksalsministerium, In: Wolf, Herta (Ed.): Paradigma Fotografie-Fotokritik am Ende des fotografischen Zeitalters. Bd. 1. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp Verlag. 2002, p. 395.

Outcome for the day: 4 annotations and discussion in which reading experiences are compared.

Outcome for the PROTOCOLS FOR AN ACTIVE ARCHIVE methods seminars (December): an annotated reader.


Whilst working on PROTOCOLS FOR AN ACTIVE ARCHIVE, the methods sessions provide a moment to step back and consider the special issue we are working on. We take time to reflect. In the first session we will experiment with methods of collective annotation. This is an informal, group activity that helps collective reading and thinking. We read and take notes, share knowledge and raise questions.

1) Brief intros: how, what and why we annotate?

Protocol: For this session Steve and Lidia have chosen 4 texts which relate to PROTOCOLS FOR AN ACTIVE ARCHIVE. We will try out a collective annotation in a big group to establish the principle. As we progress, we can use these reading and annotation sessions to add texts (in which case "text" can be widely defined) and establish new protocols through which to collectively annotate. After several sessions a "reader" will be generated.

2) The group split into 4 sub-groups and annotate one of the texts below.

3) The groups will gather into one group and reflect on their reading of the texts (the "thesis", the similarities and differences between texts).

4) Building a PROTOCOLS FOR AN ACTIVE ARCHIVE bibliography together (in which case "bibliography" can be widely defined).

Group 1

On the data set’s ruins

Nicolas Malevé (2020)


Group 2

Postscript on the Societies of Control

Gilles Deleuze (1992)

Collective Annotation:

Subgroup Annotation:

Group 3

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

Jo Freeman (1970-73)


Group 4

Queering Homophily

Wendy Chun (2018)

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Album of photographs gathered by Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909), Italian criminologist: the photographs correspond to different types of criminals (at least according to the system Lombroso used). “The criminal man”