[-empyre-] LHE related links
christina at christinamcphee.net
Fri Jan 18 05:15:10 EST 2008
Thanks so much, Katherine and Srdjan! The students they're referring
to take part in a new seminar I 'm offering at the University of
California-Santa Cruz, Department of Film and Media. Srdjan,
Katherine and Naeem were all able to join us remotely last night via
video skype, from Philadelphia and New York respectively, and talk
about "Lost Highways",(SMS) and "Disappeared in America" (Naeem) and
relate to these large themes about public space and participation.
It was great, chatting live.
A 'station' -- as when documentary film can be seen in a museum space
in short takes as people connect with it at will, wandering in and out
of spaces-- self-organizing around works, distracted, connect or
not--- understand/misunderstand, or not-- I like the fluidity ...
ephemerality. is there healing or transformation in these contact
zones-just in the way the 'station' sets itself up-- or is this
aspiring to too much? Srdjan and Katherine, the Balkan wars must
still be a present memory there, along the former 'highway of
brotherhood.' in your encounters with artists, designers, architects
and other participants in the Lost Highways project, in some cities
did people bring up the wounds of war or, not? is the pace of change
over to market capitalism so fast that people are just moving on as
quickly as possible? or, what themes did they really engage in, if
not the the aftereffects of war?
On Jan 16, 2008, at 7:06 PM, School of Missing Studies wrote:
> For the UCSC students, here are links that we mentioned during our
> skype chat:
> Networked Cultures
> Also projects that we were part of that sparked SMS and LHE:
> Interactive Normalization
> Nomads and Residents
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