[-empyre-] -empyre- is here for you- sharing for week one in NOVEMBER.

Annie Abrahams bram.org at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 21:33:31 AEDT 2020

Of interest for some:

Article by Geert Lovink:
"The anatomy of Zoom fatigue"

Intro: "*Covid has flooded our lives with online encounters and
interactions. We work, minding our image on screen, or struggle to
socialise in a hall of mirrors. Geert Lovink considers what we have lost
and how we can reclaim our bodies, relationships and shared physical

For me cryptic end of the article:

"*Given this context, should we be talking in terms of ‘harm reduction’?*

*Online wellness is the craze of the day: our days on Zoom include breaks
with live music performances, short yoga and body scan sessions. It is
Bernard Stiegler’s pharmakon in a nutshell27
technology that kills us will also save us. If Zoom is the poison, online
meditation is the antidote.*

*After the Covid siege, we will proudly say: we survived Zoom. Our
post-digital exodus needs no Zoom vaccine. Let us not medicalize our
working conditions. In line with the demonstration on Amsterdam Museumplein
(2 October 2020) where students demanded ‘physical education’, we must now
fight for the right to gather, debate and learn in person. We need a strong
collective commitment to reconvene ‘in real life’ – and soon. For it is no
longer self-evident that the promise to meet again will be fulfilled*."
Annie Abrahams


“Why is the use of videoconferencing so exhausting? An analysis on the
demands” *Video essai with Daniel Pinheiro* https://doi.org/10.16995/jer.67
FR ici <https://aabrahams.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/video-essay/>. "Pourquoi
l’utilisation de la visioconférence est-elle si épuisante? Une analyse sur
la demande."

*Nov. 20 and 27, and Dec 4*. 18h30 - 18h55 London time (20h30 Paris time)
*Utterings* on We're All Bats <https://www.wereallbats.co.uk/utterings>
Listening Arts Channel.

On Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 10:25 PM Renate Ferro <rferro at cornell.edu> wrote:

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