30.01.20

Guest Skype lecture from Clareese Hill

Martine Syms The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto 2013 "postcolonialism is a misnomer" - we only have ourselves and the planet, no hope with speculation(?)

Aria Dean The Labour of Appearance 2018 (memes)

possibility with VR to depart from gaming expectations and conventions

I do my work in attempt to isolate from [oversaturated referential culture background internet overproduction], create slowly, using software and methods which are ephemeral and quickly made obselete, like making a sandcastle and it being washed away, futile... incapable with really engaging with the world around me.

I asked the Oracle, "WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH THE BURDEN OF KNOWING THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT WILL SOON END?" and looked to page 17.

M Archive is a 'critical fabulation' says Gumbs

'The universe is a fat black woman' - there is a black woman in all of us - ecology?

Sun Ra black people from space

I ended the activity and the class with a thought to prioritise 'dignity and accessibility' through some kind of design practice- something that I would not usually conclude about my work or think myself capable of, but having the opportunity to repeatedly reflect deeply on the forces that do or could drive my work has opened me up to bigger possibilities. 

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