Introductions

Programme fo­rums are a way for the school to avoid li­a­bil­ity. Minutes go up­stairs etc.

Programme Business

Personal Tutors were sup­posed to email us (what’s up Sheena Calvert)

Bright labyrinth

Out of hours events that the pro­gramme de­liv­ers A se­ries of lec­tures about dig­i­tal stuff

Film sem­i­nars

hap­pen twice a term, screen­ings about film and mov­ing imae

The spi­ral of sound

Twice a month by JOhn Wozencroft in the se­nior com­mon room at Kensington. Sounds pretty chill

###Tutor Critical Positions is where tu­tors talk about their po­si­tions, htheir work etc. Thhis starts oc­to­ber 31, 6pm. The same thing we do with By way of in­tro­duc­tion

Work/Play

A se­ries of group tu­to­ri­als (largely for Y2s) which is es­sen­tially ca­reer ad­vice. Also work­shops on in­voic­ing etc.

Elenni is act­ing lead tu­tor of GD

Folks

Gareth polmeer CHS (i.e Critical and Historical Studies, i.e. Dissertation stuff) This also has lec­tures on mon­days Crit­i­cal po­si­tions somethng some­thing Fram­ing Practice

Sian Lund is the EAP (english for aca­d­e­mic pur­poses) per­son

Cathy Johns is the li­brary per­son.

Technical FOlks

Ian Gabb Lettepress in­duc­tions in a cou­ple weeks

James Russel who we’ve met be­fore Nery Edwards runs the print­ing at White City

Welcome to the labyrinth

Started at CSM, there’s also a book. Hid­den & un­seen forces that shape com­mu­ni­ca­tion prac­tice to­day. Things that are hap­pen­ing now started 40 years ago, so we’ll be look­ing at his­tory. The dude’s a writer and an ed­i­tor Ra­dio 4 on mar­t­ian utopias

Microsoft 1994: Where do you want to go to­day? These were the first com­put­ers de­signed to con­nect to modems

It sums up a world we have got­ten used to - mo­bile com­put­ing & con­nec­tiv­ity.

Now you can get four clicks into the or­ga­ni­za­tion’

Ovid cat­a­loged every mth that de­scribes a trans­for­ma­tion - Metamorphisis”

Minos re­solved to re­move his shame, the mo­nio­tair, from his house, and hide it aaway in a labyrinth with blind pas­sage­ways. Deadalus, cel­e­brated for his skill in ar­chi­tec­ture, laid our tthe de­sign and con­fused the clues ro di­rec­tion and led the eye into a tor­tu­ous maze, by the wind­ings of al­ter­nat­ing paths’

Deadalous is the first en­gi­neer/​de­signer recorde in west­ern his­tory

NIetzsche: If we dared and willed an ar­chi­tec­ture…

Jorge Lusi Borges I know of a greek labyrinth that is a sin­gle straight line..

Hillary Clinton peo­ple tak­ing a back­wards selfie

THis is­n’t to say that tech­nol­ogy is bad, but let’s in­ves­ti­gate when it changes ou be­hav­iour: Suddenly these peo­ple ar­ent fac­ing clin­ton any­more - the labyrinth emerg­ing.

The bright labyrinth == the dig­i­tal regime

We talk about dig­i­tal aes­thet­ics, and cul­ture but that is­n’t enough. We have to look at the net­worked com­puter as some­thing that cre­ates new le­gal­i­ties, ways of iden­ti­fca­tion etc.

Visual com­mu­ni­ca­tion to­day

Real time pro­cess­ing - we’re used to stuff hap­pen­ing in real time. Back in the day things took time to process - where do you want to go to­day - wher­er­ever it is, I want to go now.

[email for the pdf]

SOud vi­sion and move­ment

as dif­fer­ent for­mats be­come more in­te­grated, we start deal­ing more in ba­sic cat­e­gories in sound, vi­sion, and move­ment In­sta­gram is­n’t re­ally a set for­mat, theres text, video, sound, things that dis­ap­pear etc

Interdisciplinary thinkn­ing

Why don’t we use com­mu­ni­ca­tion as a plat­form to gen­er­ate in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary think­ing Car­o­line Edwards

Process as a new form of per­for­mance

If we’e no longer dealig with shape (what should type­set­ting be, what should il­lus­tra­tion be), maybe we can get rid of the idea of the fixed out­come book, print etc() as well. Maybe the process can be an out­come in it­self.

Modern de­sign is mod­ern thought

IN the 20th cen­tury, mu­sic was a leader of thought. Now it’s de­sign and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Time based in­ter­ac­tion, per­for­mance is what we’re deal­ing with now. Lon­don un­real city

[IBM ads]

Marshall McLuhann

Without an anti en­vi­ron­ment, all en­vi­ron­ments are in­vis­i­ble. The role fo the artist is to cre­ate an anti en­vi­ron­ment as a means of per­cep­tion and ad­just­ment

For McLuhan, an en­vi­ron­ment is an in­vis­i­ble set of in­flu­ences

How do we cre­ate an anti evi­ron­ment

[The blue mar­ble pho­to­graph] You look at the pho­to­graph as this doc­u­ment of earth be­ing beau­ti­ful and frag­ile, but there’s also a hur­ri­cane go­ing on. It’s the biggest selfie we ever took

[Weird in­flu­encer staged what it’s like when she gets up in the morn­ing] LIs­terne prod­uct place­ment, the pan­cakes are taco shells, there’s no tea in the cup Peo­ple were screen­grab­bing this in­stantly, ie. real time

Kids in front of night­guard No-one in the night­gaurd is look­ing at each other - what’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween that and the kids? Nothing, just dif­fer­ent tech.