Technically, a pronoun is just a placeholder, a small, seemingly unimportant word that substitutes for a noun. Sometimes, though, the power of pronouns to define what is perceived as reality can be troubling.
I was recently at an unworkshop at the Institute Of Creative Technology, DeMontfort Uni (I'm also dong my phd there, part time). Amongst the attendees were Martin Reiser, Jess Laccetti and others, including Prof Sue Thomas, mine and Jess's supervisor. We were trying to tackle the subject of transliteracy (the ability to think and work across multiple platforms, from orality to new media objects).
The first "women and tech" meeting I ever went to was a weekend workshop in Berlin that was organized by a group of university women there. I read their announcement on the first mailing list I was ever subscribed to, replied that I was interested, and got on a train to Berlin.
imagine living in a country where there is no advertising. imagine living in a country where it is illegal to have the internet at home. imagine living in a country where there is zero unemployment and everyone is guaranteed a job when they graduate from art school. imagine living in a country where you can have a space for a theatre and salaries - once you have official permission.
Shamed into using a desktop client for blogging by a college colleague who forwarded this link to Atlassian which describes how much better wikis, blogs etc support collaborative working than email and Office's 'track changes'.
To follow...a collection of unordered ideas, tools and resources for our new collaboration.
First, some abstract images taken from my mobile phone from a traffic jam south of the Blackwall tunnel on Thursday 13th December. The car was static so all the movement is in my wrist.
The phone is a sony ericsson with a 20 megapixels camera.
i'm briefly back in wellington, touching base with my community here and planning to type up a pile of notes from the my years of cyberformance experiments to take back to brisbane and wrangle into a coherent thesis.
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