VISA 1800S S01: New Genres: Time Deformations


Notes for 2/10 & 2/12
February 14, 2015, 12:43 am
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February 10

DelawareThe Conceptual State

Trauma can be passed across generations via DNA

Scars make your body more interesting

Film Speed vs Eye Speed (see the Visual Frame Aliasing section)

The Wandelweiser Group

Family names from successive lines in a poem (David – need link)

February 12

Charlemagne PalestineBefore and After a few

Grant writing and other practical resources – Creative Capital, Fractured Atlas

Cecil Taylor – Jazz pianist who plays dense clusters.

Cecil Taylor – by Jonathan Wilson who plays smooth clusters

MIT 48 Hour Key Search (need link)

University of Chicago three-day challenge (need link)

Today – by the Smashing Pumpkins. Ed thought it was about Rupert Pupkin, but it was really about something else. Rupert Pupkin’s finest moment.



Notes for 2/5
February 8, 2015, 7:45 pm
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Some of the things mentioned in class on February 5th

Fragile Dwelling – book by Margaret Morton

Visualizing thoughts from brain scans.

Memento – Film structured backwards

Betrayal – based on a Harold Pinter play. The plot moves backwards in time. Note the lunch scene and the melon pieces that disappear and reappear (4:00 – 6:15 in the clip).

The Betrayal – Seinfeld Episode that is structured backwards.

Adventure Time – Time Bubble episode (need link)

Trouble on the Green – Mini Golf vs. the Fin du Monde

Goodbye to Language – film by Jean Luc Godard

Paprika – animated film by Satoshi Kon based around a device that allows therapists to enter their patients dreams.

Utopia – book by Thomas More. Round up of utopian literature. Utopia, the prog-rock group.

Childhood’s End – book by Arthur C. Clarke

A Void – book by Georges Perec that omits the letter ‘e.’ Availabl in Frnch and Nglish. An Xcrpt.

Oulipo – Loose group of French writers and mathematicians who used formal constraints to produce work. Italo Calvino and Georges Perec were among the members.

The Uncanny Valley

Avril 14th – by Aphex Twin

Canon X – by Conlon Nancarrow. Some detailed background on the piece

Conversnitch – Covert tweeting project by Brian House and Kyle McDonald

Love U Brit – by Volinez Spears

If You Seek Amy – Britney Spears tries to spell.



Notes for 2/3
February 4, 2015, 3:44 am
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A few notes and links from today’s discussion

Ceal Floyer’s Monochrome Till Receipt

Linda Montano – Did seven year performance project, one color per year as part of her Seven Years of Living Art project.

Sophie Calle – Conceptual artist that made The Blind, a piece that showed what a group of people who are blind since birth thought was beautiful.  Also made a set of meals organized by color called The Chromatic Diet.

The House of the Scorpion – SF novel about a drug lord and his clones.

Discussion on the benefits of raising your own clone. This is not much different than arguing about how many days there are in a week.

Olafur Eliasson – artist that deals the the nature of perception, among other things.

There doesn’t seem to be a whole breast milk restaurant, but there is this.

Walter Murch – well-known film editor who often edits to the pacing of actors’ blinks.