All Eyes on Method — 4 June 2015

Changes in ‘facts’  /// Changes in ‘tactics and strategies’  /// Objects are methods 

Bernard Dionysious Geogehagan  //

  • Media technologies of psychoanalysis 
  • Chris Csizetmihali and the motivation of programming / technical 
  • Technological media is not the primary thing at play 
  • Gender – clerical links
  • Learning programming … 

Kafka: How on earth did anyone get the idea that people can communicate with one another by letter! Of a distant person one can think, and of a person who is near one can catch hold – all else goes beyond human strength. Writing letters, however, means to denude oneself before the ghosts, something for which they greedily wait. Written kisses don’t reach their destination, rather they are drunk on the way by the ghosts.

Noise and backgrounds / foregrounds… Kittler’s line about the sounds of noise 

Leibniz:  said that he hoped his stepped reckoner would help astronomers… just like the first computer uses of Watson / IBM / Columbia first labs…

The media generative of — difference generating machines — media structure relations 

Book about transatlantic cables 

“Prison-house of wires” 

Working so hard to be subjects… 

Sarah Benhaim 

  • Noise ethnography
  • signal scrambling 
  • support / love 
  • irony and provocation — so

Harsh Noise Wall /// Sister Usine… 

How to create a discourse out of something that is 

Acting out what you thought… asking out the question of 

Music fidelity fetishism … noise lovers do not think of it as ‘bad sound’ 

Outsides of codification — 

Paul Legarty — noise as aesthetics 

The noise signal as ‘semantic-less’ — it’s both the best and worst topic, the hardest and easiest ‘object’ of discourse.  There is in this the same thought about politics… which creates noise

Anthropology of media-technologies… different recording devices make you a different reseracher
Perspectivism … what it is to see/hear as the musician, as the researcher, as the audience member – but also as the speaker, as the cement, as the air in the room… 

Luis Manuel Garcia

  • Luis in Paris
  • Talismanic value 
  • Fun and work
  • Distance / proximity… 
  • Blog post as a ‘form’

Kathleen Stuart – everydayness 

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