Hi there. I am an assemblage of:
- cooperatives / spaces / communities
- learnings / teachings / practices
- networks / systems / ecologies
- bodies / technologies / habits
- families / friends / societies / cultures
Things I am thinking about lately (as of 2019-02):
Physical space is a computational medium. Physical space computes things. The sound that a doorbell makes in the space is a social/spatial computation that balances proximity and attention.
We are our environments. Our cognition is distributed in the environment. We are the relationships and spaces that surround us. We think through our friends and collaborators and our spaces. If we drew a closed loop around our thought in space, most of it would be outside of our bodies.
A culture of 'professionalism' is predicated on a denial of gender, race, culture, the body, and a denial of (soft, hard) power structures. Let's avoid 'professionalism culture' and find healthier ways of thoughtful, insightful action by being in our bodies and acknowledging them.
(or in other words: 'professionalism culture' comes from a hierarchy of effort, an axis of unvalued labor to valued labor, or a (horrible, flawed) labor/work/action hierarchy. A taxonomy of labor/work/action or personal/professional is maintained by power & aesthetics. Instead: there is no politics without an acknowledgment of our bodies; the personal is political, even though professionalism culture may not want it to be. Our environments should support and acknowledge this. If not; it's not worth it.)
Texts I'm thinking about / (re)reading lately:
- Joy Lisi Franklin, A People’s History of Computing in the United States
- Wendy Chun, On Software, or the Persistence of Visual Knowledge
- Jo Freeman, The Tyranny of Structurelessness
- Édouard Glissant, For Opacity, from Poetics of Relation
- Fred Turner, From Counterculture to Cyberculture
- Kim Stanley Robinson, New York 2140
- Edward Hutchins, Cognition in the Wild
- Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society
- Molly Wright Steenson, Architectural Intelligence
- Kim Stanley Robinson, The Mars Trilogy
- Sarah Schulman, Conflict is Not Abuse
- Jane Bennett, Vibrant Matter
- Gordon Pask, The Architectural Relevance of Cybernetics
- Bruno Latour, The Berlin Key
- James Carse, Finite and Infinite Games
- Jodi Dean, Communicative Capitalism
- Bruno Latour, Reassembling The Social
- Michael Polanyi, The Tacit Dimension
More things I am interested in: are.na
A list of names:
I've worked with The School for Poetic Computation, Parsons School of Design, The New Inquiry, Vera Institute of Justice, Pioneer Works, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP, Spatial Information Design Lab, NEW INC/GSAPP Incubator, Audi, and Tsinghua University.
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