Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday 30 March: techno-emotions: Svedmark

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WHERE ARE WE IN THE COURSE RIGHT NOW? IN EXPERIENCE SET 3! 
>>>MAKING AND NON HUMAN EMERGENCES

What does this title for this section mean? you have read bits of both Chen and Svedmark now. How does their work make this title clearer? 

READINGS FOR EXPERIENCE SET 3: 2/3 of each book, chaps in any order you like
• Svedmark. 2016. Becoming Together and Apart. Link√∂ping.
• Chen. 2012. Animacies. Duke.
• Marcus. 2015. Self Care for Activists. Mocana.

Thursday 30 March: techno-emotions: Svedmark
Thursday 6 April: self-care: Marcus
Thursday 13 April <WORKSHOP 2> NON-HUMAN: DUE PROJECT & POSTER

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TODAY'S CLASS

WELCOME BACK FROM Spring Break! 

for today you should have read 2/3 of Svedmark's Becoming Together and Apart, choosing parts to read in any order that you like. Be able to say why you chose what you did to read now.

NEXT WEEK:
notice that you should have read 2/3 of Marcus

NOTICE THAT 13 APRIL IS ANOTHER WORKSHOP, LIKE THE ONE WE DID LAST TIME!
your project will be due as well as a poster describing the process.
• also notice that WMST will be having an undergraduate research day and your project and poster may be appropriate to share then if you like! Date TBA: last couple of weeks of the term.
• also notice that if you want to show off a poster on Growing Social Justice you need to submit your proposals here. https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_diN3tyHRwtj9ulL     Submissions are welcome until April 3 by 5 p.m. Submissions will be reviewed the week of April 3. Notification that your proposal has been accepted will be ongoing but no later than April 8. Logistical details (where and when to go on April 18) will be forwarded by April 8.

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Thursday 30 March: techno-emotions: Svedmark

>>BEFORE BREAK:

1) Attendance Portraits: Eva will take charge of these now.

2) Co-creating phenomena ....



Co-creating Others: READ pp. 131-135:

=Speculators: "They feed us with speculative and alternative versions of the truth.... Flashback...." Fake? is it real? is that the most important thing?

=Helpers: "These "helpers' seem to be attracted to places where emotional content is shared freely, with few filters...." You may need to "join" to know about.

=Lurkers: "...they can be spotted every now and then when things get rough and situations demand action." Difficult to study....

=Other others: 1) those with honest intents. 2) Trolls: "to provoke, to upset and to do harm...." How does one tell which ones are which?

3) How does this material and its examples and suggestions help you extend your understanding of "others" and "othering" and "otherwise"?

4) DISCUSSION: What is "co-creating"? How does it relate to "becoming-with"? How does all this come into "Becoming Together and Apart"?

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>>AFTER BREAK:

TechnoEmotions: READ pp. 161-181:

"Although this thesis is empirically dense my mission has never been to look at -- but through -- these sometimes extreme cases in search for posthuman relations and practices apart from our first encounter."

=(dis)Trust
=(fiction)Truth
=(dis)Embodiment
=(eternal)Time

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