Supervision

Emile’s office – Silverstone
15.00-16.00

General Notes

I can make the decisions on when to meet and when to take time off, so I sort of lead the meetings but is important to create a SCHEDULE to send to Emile and Simon regarding WRITING time and CREATIVE PRACTICE time. In the official meetings we can discuss work and then depending on my call or achievements modify the SCHEDULE setting realistic goals.

It would be relevant as well to show Emile some samples of the work I’m doing right now (Photoshop mock ups of city and virtual space as 3D logo signs) since he is involved in some Participatory Design conferences, workshops and meetings that in the future could become relevant for me.

We discussed the idea of seeing the difference between an installation and a manageable prototype, about collaboration and spaces around Brighton. I suggested my mock up idea of recreating the Photo Studio as a gallery space to gather high quality documentation of people interacting with the pieces. Emile kindly advised that the Attenborough Space could become a reality is we wanted to showcase the work perhaps in the cafeteria or gallery space there, since he is keen to help with the contact and approach for it to become a reality.  

He recommended I thing on the simplest mock-up possible and then from that focus on the options of visualization, mostly to get the idea out.

Since he understands there is a disconnection between my work in the Academic Space and the “real” art/design/installation work he said to constantly remind him if I need guidance, input or Networking (some people in mind in the USA) to share my work with when a more package version of it is available. 

It’s important to understand and perceive my work as to what would help me best express or work with me as individual, is video projection useful? sound triggering? Kinect? processing? Is it actually doing what I want? Is it worth it to spend on the technology and learning? (Sometimes it depends on the path I want to pursue after PhD) since for example VR is the trend now and learning could help people interested in hiring others with those abilities but It could be that VR doesn’t suit the creative personality, etc. Another example is the people that become curators rather than sending their own work to events due to the opportunities but also because curating allows them to keep a degree of control on how things are displayed, performed, etc.

It’s alright to take time off to rest and come back to work fresh. (:D) Maybe a new technique depending on how I work best would be to allow for example 4 days of Processing experimentation but keeping in mind that although Creative Practice work is needed there is always pending Writing to do and focus on. Specially thinking in the next evaluation. 

If collaborating is needed is also in terms of thinking on getting more technical assistance, since there is always no time to fully develop or no money. Limitations will remain but they could also become possibilities to acquire or reach new people, work ensemble, etc. It also involves understanding that for example interactive games work as a team project due to time and skills expertise but they also involve human skills to work as a team, etc. 

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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 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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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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