- https://www.are.na/block/12305490 (mindful sharing of knowledge, FChimero on workflow/process)
- https://www.are.na/block/13016263 (general notes: criteria?)
- https://www.are.na/block/13440868 (initial capstone theme notes)
- https://www.are.na/block/13578996 (eng comm final project)
- "sadness so profoundly ordinary it's embarrassing"
50m: "Improvisation in its purest form is goal free and necessity free. It may sound kitsch, but the politics of play are fundamentally anticapitalist and anti-neoliberal because it denies consumption. There is no supply and demand in an act of play. Roleplaying is also anti algorithmic: it’s improvisatory and a chance to exit the system and imagine yourself in a new one."
Sianne Ngai, Ugly Feelings
— Ngai, Our Aesthetic Categories (cute, zany, interesting; EF proposes: epic, chill)
Emile Frankel, Hearing the Cloud
Laura U. Marks, Touch
sections of Michel S. Laguerre, The informal city
Leigh Alexander, Distracted Boyfriend meme: stock photography
Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text
Kristina Milnor, Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii
Nicholas Holm, "Art for Fun and Profit"
thing about/for/to generate interactions with people
keywords: care, intimacy, connection
analogs: a conversation with a stranger/neighbor on the street, a chat at the airport: experiences, moments where there is a mutual recognition/acknowledgement of there not being a need to follow up
connection in transience
whats the website you were at before you got to your site? how did you get there? where would it be found?
a tool that tells a story
a tool whose mechanics tells the story
a tool that's more functional
raising awareness v. offering a solution/steps to start questioning
the default age range is assumed to be late teens, but is that really who this is for?
Encourage students to be generous readers of a text.
Which is to say: not only tolerating ideas that you disagree with, but also not automatically assuming that you’re correct when you’re reading something. You shouldn’t let your first response to a text be to agree or disagree (put the text in the context of your existing notions), but instead to try to understand an author’s ideas in all their complexity. Often philosophers have serious reasons for the claims they put forth, and rather than rejecting/accepting the claims outright, one must inquire into their bases.