Postdigital is not oppositional to digital. Florian Cramer – taking your typewriter to the park is like doing something against the mainstream and popular. Print and publishing – what is the future of the book? Is it going to die – the binary between the digital and non-digital. There is conversation between the two oppositions, but the true is there is not linearity, it is an overlapping process.
Careers in media to consider; different options for career opportunity. Finding job is about us, what we individually have within us, what is unique about us and what are our talents.
When we find ourselves, we create our brand and we have to market it. Value, professionalism.
What is capitalism?
There some words coming: production, free market. Back in the history there were different landlords, patriating other people to work on their lands. But it was static, the roles were staying the same and people had no drive to change something.
History and background. Sensing the body, sensing the environment, but also the social media, financial sphere. Nothing is new. Quantification can be tracked down to the Renaissance. Normal distributions of dice as away tame a chaotic world. Western understanding of probabilities a non-binary way of conceptualizing the future. Rationalizing how is something going to happen.
Being ethical in the practice as practitioner, as well as researcher. Is it ethical to being a researcher, not showing emotional response, not being empathetic? Being ethical to who?
- Procedural ethics – ethical implicational of the project.
- Personal ethics – how are positions in the world shape ethical practices we take.
- Emotional ethics – the emotional drain of the researcher.
Problems and ideal(ism)s
Problem and ideals proliferate through the whole of the module. When we think about loving the machine, what problems and ideals can occur? Loving the machine is like imagine the perfect relationship, but it is not really embracing ourselves and our relationships. We can reach a lot of people, but then do we really get to know the person we are trying to connect to.
Reality shows – this is not a documentary. Cinéma vérité – ‘film truth’, also known as ‘Direct Cinema’? When you film someone and make them act in certain way, do certain things – it is fake, it is not real in construction. The way we film ‘reality’, the way we film it again and again, edit it and put it together – it is not real.
Loving the machine
When connecting through technology – do we achieve the same connection, or we lose something? How we build relationships online – who is it that we are loving?
Thinking Methodology. The Lure of the Marginal
The Methodology is the reason why we are doing the research, who we are, our position, our way of thinking, all the factors that made us what we are as person, shaped our view of the world. When doing research, we are taking our view and put it in certain area.
What is digital? Are we experiencing new things or are we experience the same old things in a new way.