Thinking about our next readings and our prototyping as we arrive:
- What did you choose among possible readings and why?
- How can our director of readings facilitate our coordinations among these complex systems?
- What did you use as a frame for putting things together?
- Did you draw on Sandoval and/or Law for helping you work with non-coherence? how could that be an alternative to feeling intimidated, rejected, un-belonging, maybe even punishing? How could this matter?
INDUCED MEANDERING: 30 mins prototyping, 30 mins speaking one-on-one with others about what they think their visualization/texturization is all about: What kinds of cognition entangle here? how to share learning with (other) objects in all this? What does that have to do with what we read for today?
Dolphijn shares this:
Indebted citizenship - an interview with Rosi Braidotti from openDemocracy on Vimeo.
Indebted citizenship - an interview with Rosi Braidotti
from openDemocracy: 3 days ago
"Advanced capitalism does not develop in a linear fashion, but by endless processes of overlapping coding, recoding and decoding of the existing rules that construct our socio-economic sphere in the hunt for profit.
"As fascism was colonialism coming home to roost in the 1930s, so in the same way, the impoverishment of Europe is a coming home to roost of policies we have actively implemented in the third world since the second world war: structural readjustment plans that are doing to the south of Europe what we had been doing to the south of the world.
"At this time, we need a serious discussion of masculinities, religious bodies, political violence, systematic necro-politics, stem cell research that relies on the looting of natural resources and colonized territories, financial bulimia, addictive non-food, affective economies, the spectres of fascism, the cartographies of subjective difference. Ours is a figurative, entropic system of unleashed consumerism and multiple choices between quantitative differences without qualitative difference: desire as lack.
"We need to see how we can move this along through intersectional analysis and discussion, and put behind us the pain that can never be redeemed, to challenge the computational rationalities of the system."
Seen on Facebook this Wednesday morning:
"It’s one of my favorite phrases related to rainwater harvesting: induced meandering. The premise is simple. Whenever you can encourage rainwater runoff to slow down, to take a more circuitous route, to wind its way down a hill rather than rush full speed toward the gutter, storm drain, or gully below, you increase the likelihood for induced meandering — and the likelihood that this runoff can become a resource rather than a nuisance…..
"Observation. It is important to first watch how the water flows in a given area. Where does it come from? Where does it go? Where does it run fast and where does it slow down? Observe the path and pattern of the water.
"Action. Once you have observed the patterns of the water it is time to experiment. How might the water be slowed in the fast areas? Typically this is done by either spreading it out, or by adding curves to its path. Perhaps it is a dirt road that gets rutted from the rain; add a rock or other block near the top of the rut and water will spread out rather than make a deeper rut. Perhaps it is a downhill dirt path that, with each rain, gets cut deeper; add speed bumps in the form of rocks or dirt to help slow the water down, to encourage it to spread out as it travels.
"Implemented thoughtfully, this induced meandering can provide irrigation to soil, plants, and trees long after the rains have passed. The benefits are both immediate and long term. The more induced meandering, the greater the overall health of the entire area, not just of a particular plant or tree."