Supervision 24/April/2017

Arts C – 10.30am – 11.30

General Notes:

VIRAL -> define the term trough a reference or quote since the first time that is mentioned is important. Bring in again term/reference for each chapter.

Keep self-contained chapters so that they can be read separately but work en conjunto. This means taking the time to re-explain and frame in which terms I’m talking or using specific yet important topics like Viral, Culture, meme, etc.

“I borrow the definition of the viral from theorist… when he says…“ (theoretical scholarly foundation)

When I talk in terms of humour it seems to be more accurate to describe it as satire to narrow the term. The kind of humour is then satire since it is used as critique.

VITAL -> to take life of their own

Address the idea that it seems as though online everything is changing and the problematic is huge whereas sometimes the reality in the physical world is that nothing is happening, there is no change or it looks like nothing is happening. Ex. Saqueos en las calles en toda la República por el aumento a la gasolina cuando en realidad no sucede mucho en las calles. Or expressing discomfort in Trump or other causes bit little to no protest (marchas) are happening and it seems like just another normal day.

Doesn’t shift protocol -> still the same -> online % everyday -> this difference on online world and “real” world is another BORDER 

ANALYSIS: Seems that I am using a user-centered design so mention it -> “I’m approaching from a user-centered design” since I’m focus on who the speaker is along with from where they are speaking (Mexican users creating memes online and platforms they use)

CREATIVE WORK:

Keep working on prototypes parallel to research work along with constant update of Log (Log can be divided into two, 1 creative work and 2 theoretical context) 

Prepare the FINAL IDEA or concept on how I perceive the final project outcome, ex. as an installation, website, both, video project, etc. To have a clear picture and also start addressing the needs of renting a space or venue and see who or how I would approach to achieve this

Discuss with Mel (in the near future mini VIVA) my ideas since she is a photojournalist and ask her advice in terms of venue if I see my final project as an exhibition

Web exhibition? -> FINAL PROJECT ? -> Projectors + Visual TV’s (recall the Sweden Museum pictures of the visual exhibitions on video)

*Keep in mind that the Creative Zone Space in Physics department seems to cease to exist or we are not granted access anymore, maybe they are only remodeling but the new Attenborough Place could have a space to offer either that or book and prototype in the TV studio

STATEMENT -> ENCAPSULATE FINAL SHOW -> DIGITAL SKETCHES (explain how the exhibition would look like with, for example, with projection or computers) and use those sketches to APPROACH STUDIOS in Brighton

TO DO:

Submission Deadline 16th May

  • Chapter 1 & 2 (Draft Form) 
  • DEMO’s of sound project & Landscape Meme project
  • Log of Website progress & notes

Send Desktop Recordings of Projects // DEMO videos // Include prototyping work which is already here posted as previous content

TRIGGERS FOR SOUND -> Makey Makey? -> INSTALLATION -> Remember to give context needed for non Mexican people experiencing the Installlation 
*Reference for Installationmoving through space – Mike Nelson – http://ift.tt/1p2UZ9n

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Supervision 24/April/2017

Arts C – 10.30am – 11.30

General Notes:

VIRAL -> define the term trough a reference or quote since the first time that is mentioned is important. Bring in again term/reference for each chapter.

Keep self-contained chapters so that they can be read separately but work en conjunto. This means taking the time to re-explain and frame in which terms I’m talking or using specific yet important topics like Viral, Culture, meme, etc.

“I borrow the definition of the viral from theorist… when he says…“ (theoretical scholarly foundation)

When I talk in terms of humour it seems to be more accurate to describe it as satire to narrow the term. The kind of humour is then satire since it is used as critique.

VITAL -> to take life of their own

Address the idea that it seems as though online everything is changing and the problematic is huge whereas sometimes the reality in the physical world is that nothing is happening, there is no change or it looks like nothing is happening. Ex. Saqueos en las calles en toda la República por el aumento a la gasolina cuando en realidad no sucede mucho en las calles. Or expressing discomfort in Trump or other causes bit little to no protest (marchas) are happening and it seems like just another normal day.

Doesn’t shift protocol -> still the same -> online % everyday -> this difference on online world and “real” world is another BORDER 

ANALYSIS: Seems that I am using a user-centered design so mention it -> “I’m approaching from a user-centered design” since I’m focus on who the speaker is along with from where they are speaking (Mexican users creating memes online and platforms they use)

CREATIVE WORK:

Keep working on prototypes parallel to research work along with constant update of Log (Log can be divided into two, 1 creative work and 2 theoretical context) 

Prepare the FINAL IDEA or concept on how I perceive the final project outcome, ex. as an installation, website, both, video project, etc. To have a clear picture and also start addressing the needs of renting a space or venue and see who or how I would approach to achieve this

Discuss with Mel (in the near future mini VIVA) my ideas since she is a photojournalist and ask her advice in terms of venue if I see my final project as an exhibition

Web exhibition? -> FINAL PROJECT ? -> Projectors + Visual TV’s (recall the Sweden Museum pictures of the visual exhibitions on video)

*Keep in mind that the Creative Zone Space in Physics department seems to cease to exist or we are not granted access anymore, maybe they are only remodeling but the new Attenborough Place could have a space to offer either that or book and prototype in the TV studio

STATEMENT -> ENCAPSULATE FINAL SHOW -> DIGITAL SKETCHES (explain how the exhibition would look like with, for example, with projection or computers) and use those sketches to APPROACH STUDIOS in Brighton

TO DO:

Submission Deadline 16th May

  • Chapter 1 & 2 (Draft Form) 
  • DEMO’s of sound project & Landscape Meme project
  • Log of Website progress & notes

Send Desktop Recordings of Projects // DEMO videos // Include prototyping work which is already here posted as previous content

TRIGGERS FOR SOUND -> Makey Makey? -> INSTALLATION -> Remember to give context needed for non Mexican people experiencing the Installlation 
*Reference for Installationmoving through space – Mike Nelson – http://ift.tt/1p2UZ9n

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Supervision 16/March/2017

Arts C – 10am

General notes:

Since the written work is in English but sometimes incorporates usage of words in Spanish I’m encouraged to use the term as it is in Spanish allowing to explain the negotiation though language and why that word works better untranslated but also explaining the meaning in English.

Change order of paragraphs to fit better the general understanding, for example, the paragraph in page 4 of draft works better as Introduction since it reminds the actual thing happening in the writing. 

Bring up-front the thematic: DIGITAL BORDERS and negotiations, accessibility to certain people and non-accessibility (rationale)

This piece of draft (Meme image analysis) could become the 1st chapter, which is why is important to keep in mind the bigger picture outline along with the central theme, look at variations in theme and maybe incorporate later a chapter I want to do on just video and only sound.

Expand and clear the picture of word meme by incorporating a bigger picture of Dawkins work, who disagrees with him? what are the limits of his work? on what way am I applying it to culture and specifically memes? Do a similar thing with Lemor Shifman analysis on stance, form, context analysing and saying what I feel it lacks or needs to be incorporated to better analyse my content.

Expand, add-on history to have a better comparison. Similarly to the way I incorporated briefly Day of the Dead and Aztecs customs to compare as older form of media. [foot-holes?] It’s good to hear more about cultural frameworks of Mexico to give contrast with new meme.

The general project is about the process memes go through to become viral and remain (become part of culture), the project is not about the origin of memes. to do with evolution rather than genesis. Nevertheless, there is something in the original that sticks in the mind and gets chosen to recreate or duplicate.

How to discuss, address meme? discussion, critique on Dawkins, expand more on Dawkins time of genetics, genome critique [discuss limits of the definition]

Incorporate in the discussion Mimesis/Alterity TAUSSIG since he not only mentions and incorporates relevant elements but also gets hold of culture and the past to understand the present, in other words, on how culture is replicated across space.

1st Draft is good to be a stream of consciousness, but for 2nd keep in mind bullet points outline to hook and hang to topic. [Another draft could incorporate corrections and tips given in workshops on language I’ve been attending for Academic writing]

Incorporate in writing [possibly] if useful commercial meme & file size. They came from the discussion on how I posted all memes I got on photoshop to be aware of their actual size and you can see how the small ones are made for phone and the big ones were created by commercial websites that want their content to get likes therefore someone with design knowledge created them like Pictoline. *Archive in memes in Milenio and Aristegui are also worth mentioning.

*Reappropriation* -Page 7 on draft – mimesis TAUSSIG incorporation. Find more solid references, negotiate through visual images.

Bring in more examples for distinction between my 3 groups on how they could also merge or become their own thing [1. Politics & The Wall 2. Mexican Culture 3. Pop Culture movies and film] concepts using borders

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Reference – Gillian Rose [read and search references]

MIMESIS/ALTERITY

– Taussig -> Walter Benjamin -> Why are people doing it? what is it doing globally? -> anthropology 

affect/emotion lack or missing in technology research, genome, etc. Acknowledge limits of disciplines – Comes from the realisation that Digital Culture tends to focus on the development of hardware and software rather than on the cultural or person individual effect – Meme: I’m sad/upset but I send Memes all day, in a sadly way.  

Possible new Outline?

Digital Borders & Negotiations 
-Chapter image meme (Dawkins, Shifman)
-Chapter video (remix?)
-Chapter sounds (disrupt geographical place with sound)
-Chapter websites (Situationists)

To Do:
Send objectives to supervisors and keep in mind through the whole writing [bullet points as outline could help]

Send updated Draft by noon – 19 April Wednesday 

Next Supervision – 24 April Monday in Arts C – 10.30am

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Supervision 16/March/2017

Arts C – 10am

General notes:

Since the written work is in English but sometimes incorporates usage of words in Spanish I’m encouraged to use the term as it is in Spanish allowing to explain the negotiation though language and why that word works better untranslated but also explaining the meaning in English.

Change order of paragraphs to fit better the general understanding, for example, the paragraph in page 4 of draft works better as Introduction since it reminds the actual thing happening in the writing. 

Bring up-front the thematic: DIGITAL BORDERS and negotiations, accessibility to certain people and non-accessibility (rationale)

This piece of draft (Meme image analysis) could become the 1st chapter, which is why is important to keep in mind the bigger picture outline along with the central theme, look at variations in theme and maybe incorporate later a chapter I want to do on just video and only sound.

Expand and clear the picture of word meme by incorporating a bigger picture of Dawkins work, who disagrees with him? what are the limits of his work? on what way am I applying it to culture and specifically memes? Do a similar thing with Lemor Shifman analysis on stance, form, context analysing and saying what I feel it lacks or needs to be incorporated to better analyse my content.

Expand, add-on history to have a better comparison. Similarly to the way I incorporated briefly Day of the Dead and Aztecs customs to compare as older form of media. [foot-holes?] It’s good to hear more about cultural frameworks of Mexico to give contrast with new meme.

The general project is about the process memes go through to become viral and remain (become part of culture), the project is not about the origin of memes. to do with evolution rather than genesis. Nevertheless, there is something in the original that sticks in the mind and gets chosen to recreate or duplicate.

How to discuss, address meme? discussion, critique on Dawkins, expand more on Dawkins time of genetics, genome critique [discuss limits of the definition]

Incorporate in the discussion Mimesis/Alterity TAUSSIG since he not only mentions and incorporates relevant elements but also gets hold of culture and the past to understand the present, in other words, on how culture is replicated across space.

1st Draft is good to be a stream of consciousness, but for 2nd keep in mind bullet points outline to hook and hang to topic. [Another draft could incorporate corrections and tips given in workshops on language I’ve been attending for Academic writing]

Incorporate in writing [possibly] if useful commercial meme & file size. They came from the discussion on how I posted all memes I got on photoshop to be aware of their actual size and you can see how the small ones are made for phone and the big ones were created by commercial websites that want their content to get likes therefore someone with design knowledge created them like Pictoline. *Archive in memes in Milenio and Aristegui are also worth mentioning.

*Reappropriation* -Page 7 on draft – mimesis TAUSSIG incorporation. Find more solid references, negotiate through visual images.

Bring in more examples for distinction between my 3 groups on how they could also merge or become their own thing [1. Politics & The Wall 2. Mexican Culture 3. Pop Culture movies and film] concepts using borders

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Reference – Gillian Rose [read and search references]

MIMESIS/ALTERITY

– Taussig -> Walter Benjamin -> Why are people doing it? what is it doing globally? -> anthropology 

affect/emotion lack or missing in technology research, genome, etc. Acknowledge limits of disciplines – Comes from the realisation that Digital Culture tends to focus on the development of hardware and software rather than on the cultural or person individual effect – Meme: I’m sad/upset but I send Memes all day, in a sadly way.  

Possible new Outline?

Digital Borders & Negotiations 
-Chapter image meme (Dawkins, Shifman)
-Chapter video (remix?)
-Chapter sounds (disrupt geographical place with sound)
-Chapter websites (Situationists)

To Do:
Send objectives to supervisors and keep in mind through the whole writing [bullet points as outline could help]

Send updated Draft by noon – 19 April Wednesday 

Next Supervision – 24 April Monday in Arts C – 10.30am

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Supervision 08/Feb/2017

General Notes
11.30am-12.30
Arts C229

First week of May probably the 5th is the next submission deadline – Annual Review
A piece of practice and writing will need to be submitted to show to a panel as a mock VIVA


The main topic that links both my writing on psychogeography and Trump memes together with my practice is BORDERS – digital boundaries and how they articulate with virtual and physical space

Need to come up with at least 3 few ideas of practice work
1*Map the Internet as neighborhoods (Netflix vs Yaske)
2*Trump/Peña documentation video era
3*Sound connects you to memory – Mexico Noise Archive
0* Pending* search what gives me inspiration…

Simon and Emile will send literature to review around soundscape psychogeography and Judith Butler (?) humour resistance

When doing Interactive projects in arduino or processing do not attempt to do the techy light a bulb one or stuff since there is no point but rather incorporate from the beginning and work with material used in writing, for example, video and pictures or wall pics resolution, etc. Doing test that connect with work to be less ephemeral ex. Trumpet (trump) hair using processing and visual techniques

Use imagery of my work and screen record the test as video to show process 


NEXT DEADLINE

Writing – Send something by March 6 April by noon
MeetingMarch 9 Thru at 11.30 
Use Interactive Project audit class to develop Practical work

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My First Vimeo Fair Use Restriction

So I decided to login on my vimeo account, thing I barely do since I use it as a mere backup of videos, I use to think Vimeo was a more free space in which compared to YouTube in terms of fair use you could easily depend on Vimeo since it rarely cared? or banned that kind of material, example being Lisa

Kreisinger

famous video in which she uses Taylor Swift song with Kaney West material which obviously gets blocked on Youtube but happily you can just google the title and the same video appears on Vimeo without any issues. 


But weirdly as I was saying I decided to login and discovered I got an unread message that appear to be a reclaim on content on my funnyly styupid remix video of when the President Peña Nieto decided to apologize for things happening under his government, in specific the scandal brought to light by journalist of his white house which in my head upon hearing the speech it weirdly match with Justin Bieber’s song “Is it to late to say Sorry?” I found the Spanish version and it was even better since the song had a line in that sort of says “understand the lifestyle I’m used to, please understand that if this was on my hand (to handle )I wouldn’t have give it up to luck” “Entiende mi estilo de vida, por favor comprende que si esto esta en mi mano no lo dejo a la suerte” by which juxtaposition of video and sound would make it look like the president was not only apologizing to the people for the scandal but asking understanding of his situation, which according to the general public, memes and the usual jokes on hashtags is how people felt it was, an unnecessary thing to do and rather slap on the face telling citizens I sort of address the mistake, or rather that my image was compromised (as if it wasn’t already) but will do nothing about it…

I was talking to a friend on the issue and told her the remix almost wrote itself since all I needed to do was match with the investigation report video showing the white house and the papers with the price brought to light, the speech and the song, I remixed the material creating what I will call funny juxtaposition XD for her and no one else in particular to see and didn’t expected anyone or anything specific to happened with it but apparently since 3 months ago, the video got claimed as infringement and was taken down under this statement:

[…]notice submitted by International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (“IFPI”) (????) pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Why did this happen? We removed your video because a third party claims that it infringes a copyright that the third party owns or has the right to enforce. The Vimeo Terms of Service prohibit the uploading of content that infringes another person’s intellectual property, including copyrights. Vimeo’s policy is to remove potentially infringing content upon receipt of a valid DMCA notice

So my stupid video got blocked and now I have one of three strikes to which my account can now be:

This takedown will count as a copyright “strike” against your account. If you receive three copyright strikes, we will terminate your account for repeat copyright infringement.

which reminds me I need to maybe create a new account and upload again all my content and maybe put everything on private for no one to see ever as a way to preserve material just in case…*thoughts*

But anyway the funny thing is that also since there is only a message

 I have no way to know who the third party is or what part of the video, sound or image the actual complain is about, the only way to follow is by creating a complicated letter and sending my data to Vimeo telling them why I think this counts as Fair Use 

but the way the page is addressed is rather making you avoid doing anything, starting by the fact that it says “this page is only available in English” 

Política de derechos de autorGracias por visitar la Política de derechos de autor de Vimeo. Recuerda que la política de derechos de autor solo se encuentra disponible en inglés por el momento.

moving on to things like 

UNDER SECTION 512(f) OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY MATERIALLY MISREPRESENTS THAT MATERIAL OR ACTIVITY IS INFRINGING OR WAS REMOVED OR DISABLED BY MISTAKE OR MISIDENTIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY.

” 

which is funny when you think about how actually that same law is the one stated when you say you are using Fair Use

 “Fair use was a common-law doctrine in the U.S. until it was incorporated into the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107″

So, someone bother enough to complain about a silly video that to be honest didn’t even got that many views, 100 maybe? if we exaggerate…a lot? luckily for the terms of this mini experiment (which I will allow myself now to acknowledge as that, given the fact that fair use and Remix is my topic and this can be a happy accident XD) I decided  to check if the Youtube video was still online or restricted as well and found some interesting information:

1. The video is still up in Youtube since there the company is monetizing when someone watches it so no problem there (why is it always about the money?) just the typical yet “not problematic” procedure of “if you accept this conditions (monetization of third party) there is no need for you to do anything further”

but interestingly enough in Youtube I CAN see who complain or rather claim, which seconds of the song (since it’s the sound rather than video, one of the video sources comes from Aristegui and I would like to think they won’t mind material that critiques or uses Fair Use in a funny way) and the company that submitted the claim which apparently is really powerful and represents top starts like PSY, Justin Bieber and GDragon (so now I may have a complain from the company that signs two of my favorite Kpop artists XD)

so the problem is I’m using a song by Bieber (since we all know J Balvin es buena onda and he wouldn’t mind people using his content in Fair Use) and they don’t mind if only 5 people see the video since they can monetize (on Youtube) but when it comes to Vimeo even if it was less people it was a problem, it would be interesting to ask

Kreisinger

if she rather also fought the claim on Vimeo for her video, which seems unlikely since her Youtube video is blocked and one would assume then both would be unblocked if she fought the claim, but rather if maybe the company of kanye or swift (since music seems to have a stronger sense of infringement on fair use videos) has no presence or interest in Vimeo? but then is weird how rather than monetizing in that case they prefer to block the whole video on Youtube? 

And yeah, right now I have no point but hope this interesting yet spontaneous experiment will allow me in the future to be used as an example on how Remix works or operates online but rather most importantly the importance of Remix in Digital Culture…*nota mental para mi yo del futuro

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PhD Supervision 22/Nov/2016

General Notes
11am-12.30
Arts C229 

2nd year of PhD is after 6 terms of research

  • A Panel Report will be asked in which a sample of work along with an annual review will be needed for submission. 
  • A short draft chapter, composition or practice piece accompanied by a 500 word commentary contextualizing it within the overall thesis
  • A thesis panel will read it and form discussion in a mock VIVA experience to demonstrate how research is progressing

EXPECTED DATE – JUNE


Emile will share the process on how twitter bot are created to create experimentation work along that, with the discussion on how fictional worlds are created online and how maybe through twitter bots we can see how the narrative emerges or how this bubbles break through each other, connect or aislar from each other. 

In Psychogeography there is usually a character which is the one having an experience on space, for the visual part of my work I could create a narrative in which a character surfs/walks online space and how sounds could trigger a non physical location, for example, exploring alongside a stream of peñabots in a hashtag on twitter, how people interact on Disney movie live in Latin American Spanish sharing their feelings of the movie, but suddenly having this typical Mexican sounds of physical space like camotes, tamales, se compra lavadoras, etc. both are part of your digital and cultural bubble.

In México (December):

Mapping space and the Internet by using a zoom recorder or hand equipment to record video of places used in previous experiments (Google Maps footage of streets because I didn’t have access and time to find raw footage), record sounds I intend to use (List in White Notebook filed as Mexico Archive Sounds) and interviews to people to grasp the feeling of Trump election and differentiate between the experience as a Mexican in UK and the Facebook stream along with a Mexican in Mexico with a similar Facebook feed (Fun aspect, memes, mocking, etc.) 


  • Create cut-out paper and prototyping in paper for visual experimentation of digital aspects
  • Record findings by scheduling, for example, logging to Twitter and Facebook 3 times a week and archiving material to use in the future for visual
  • Create a Field Diary in which to keep rigorous writing alongside the capture of content, for example, Tor experimentation and ideas popping in my head archiving the material along with the notes and ideas I got to expand later
  • The thesis or Field Diary is personal and private so clips, pictures, video can come along with written work (Archive + Field Diary) to organize thoughts later on video, meme, sounds, observations and why I felt that way since it;s all constantly changing and evolving in the Digital but also the topics like Trump election, Brexit, etc.
  • Post-it could be a good way to later better organize notes since I already have some notes in both cuadernos used for the master and PhD audit classes as this would then become a referencia to the digital source (video, meme, sound, etc.)

SEND BEFORE 31ST JANUARY OR AFTER PRIVATE STUDY WEEK

A Literature Review of the things being read at the moment alongside new comments and evolving of previous work (Remix, Societe of the Spectacle, Manovich, Identities in Digital thing I was going to do for Sally in Culture Identities and Social Practices)

Creative work recorded in Mexico and created by experimenting with it and paper prototyping of digital space mapping or film collage, etc.


Topics to cover (rambling overview): Peñabots comparison with strategy in USA bots, #NotMyPresident comparison with #NoEsMiPresidente, Live movies being displayed on Facebook for entertainment tackling Digital Borders (Disney Movies in Latin American) along with a new mapping of emotions in people since they send feeling faces through the movie, funny memes created around a specific topic #YaChole, Trump and the wall, ya se que no aplauden, Profeco tagging for Buen Fin inflación de precios, Tor Browser being not neutral but rather random since it randomly asigns IP so ads do not dissapear but rather are wrongly targeted comprising Digital Borders topic of neutral since you could still realize from where you are and access to content will now vary in a different way, along with all the things that limit you like frame size of monitor being displayed if you select expandir pantalla, empresas that became marketing oriented from being fan made in the beggining like Drama fever and Viki coming from access to Dramas sub by fans now being like Netflix, etc. etc. etc. …

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