H1: The Post-Critical Edge: Releasing New Media Creation and Exchange

Session Abstract/Description: 

Screen shot of Trainsplaining videoScreen shot of 68% Opacity videoScreen shot of Post Production video
After the presentations were delivered, the audience took up a question that speaks to the nature of this session: "What have we just witnessed?" Witnessing marks well the experience of participating in this session--either as presenter or audience member. Live tweets noted the active involvement evoked by the presentations. @Wilkeslydia noted the affective, associational experience and that it feels wrong to live tweet during the session as it "breaks the mood." @kstedman and @mgarcia noted their emotional response and the way that varied movements of attention during the session. As the session transition to Jason Loan's performance which asked the audience to choose the direction of the presentation using laser pointers, @vymanivannan described the activities as "chaos cinema and sensory overload" and @mgarcia suggested that "narrative is a consequence of putting things in relation with one another." Justin Hodgson live tweeted key statements during his presentation, complementing his video piece with extensions like "To be is to be mediated, to be in the process of becoming, to become digital something elses." Again, the audience noted the visceral affect of the presentation and the live tweeting, "love, love, lov[ing]" it and noting the participatory experience. We are still collecting materials associated with the session.

For now, you can explore a retake of the first half of Daniel Anderson's performance and a draft of Justin Hodgson's video piece.

Trainsplaining, by Daniel Anderson

A Post-Production Turn, by Justin Hodgson


Presenters for this session

Dan Anderson's picture
Justin Hodgson's picture
Indiana University Bloomington
Jason Loan's picture
UNC-Chapel Hill
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The Post-Critical Edge: Releasing New Media Creation and Exchange

New media offer opportunities to break free from the bonds of familiar academic representation and to engage in transformative expressions that usher in new practices. Yet a variety of constraints--legal, political, and cultural--continue to prevent scholarship from moving beyond convention, even as disruptive texts appear all around us in vital new forms. As new media alternatives to knowledge construction emerge, we need to be cautious of aligning those considerations primarily with the all-to-familiar representational modes and practices of critique and critical production.  These presenters offer a few productive interventions into these considerations (via new media forms): touching on digital modeling of generous response, video instantiations of emergent ontologies, performative ruminations on the post cinematic, and creative engagements with new media ethics and the rhetoric of the screen. Together, they gesture toward potentialities for new media creation, exchange, and engagement.

Digital Humanities, Interfaces, Revolutions New Media, video, performance Justin Hodgson, Bonnie Kyburz, Virginia Kuhn, Jason Loan, Dan Anderson


Emi Bunner has volunteered to film this panel