The opening reading was a selection from brazilian playwright and theorist Agusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed, dealim mainly with the notions of “Invisible Theatre”, or specxtacle that remains invisible or until the moment of its fulfillment. The concepts were illustrated by numerous examples, but especially schumann's Bread and Puppet Theatre and Chicago's Puppetbike. Coule we wind up parading through the streets???
The first sesion was Patrick's talk about examples of tactical media, including, RTMark, IAA, Critical Art Ensemble, and the Graffiti Research League. The overall idea was to consider mass media engagement in tactical media and technological solutions and potential resources. A lot of the conversation turned to the notion of Second Life as a space of engagement, and the result was that we determined that it defined an interesting context for potential engagement with larger social spaces.
Burak Arikan gave a lecture on network analysis, which is described in his syllabus earlier in the blog.
For the afternoon, Burak led a workshop in network mapping, where Iz Oztat and all the other participants described their philosophical, methodological, and social networks well into the early evening.
cura: 1. spiritual charge: care. 2. to restore to health and soundness, to bring about recovery: cure. 3. Root of the word “curator” in Latin; one who is responsible for the care of souls, later, one in charge of a museum, zoo, or other place of exhibit. 4. instrument with two or three strings that is used in folk music. 5. small sparrow. 6. the name of a short story written by Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, also known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus (A Flower Thrown to the Sea from the Aegean, 1972). 7. “The double sense of cura refers to care for something as concern, absorption in the world, but also care in the sense of devotion” Martin Heidegger