writing narratives as a swarm

Taming the spaces

Today I tried to map the design experiment findings from Hybrid narrative ecology on top of the foraging behavior in swarms.

writing narratives as a swarm

Every time when individual starts some narratives it leaves a trace and focuses his own attention on certain features. This makes him accumulate more similar narratives until he becomes aware of the story.
So, web 2.0 stories are granular and appear even for the individual as a result of accumulating some idea traces, which works as an environmental feedback to notice more similar traces.
The more the narratives are accumulated, the more attractive and visible the story as a trace becomes, this attracts other individuals as well.
The attention is caught by various trace-leaving techniques like mashing, pulling and aggregating, tagging for social retrieval, social awareness technologies, hybrid maps etc.

Picking up traces of other individuals of the swarm depends on analogy or closeness of the attractors narratives to…

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Interplay Under Construction

Exhibition opening:

London College of Communication

Interplay Under Construction 

May 1st  5pm

Atrium Gallery

Interplay Under Construction is an interactive exhibition where visitors are invited to explore and experience how the University of the future might collaborate, innovate, theorise and provide new learning and teaching spaces. Artworks and projects by alumni, staff and students are presented to show innovation in teaching and learning practices. The exhibits pose questions to visitors and playfully invite them to answer. By engaging in an interactive multi-sensory experience, we hope you construct and play with your own ideas of collaboration, teaching and learning.

Refreshments will be provided.

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The Creative Critic

As practitioner-researchers, how do we discuss and analyse our work without losing the creative drive that inspired us in the first place?

 

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Built around a diverse selection of writings from leading researcher-practitioners and emerging artists in a range of fields, The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice celebrates the extraordinary range of possibilities available when writing about one’s own work and the work one is inspired by. It re-thinks the conventions of the scholarly output to propose that critical writing be understood as an integral part of the artistic process, and even as artwork in its own right.

Finding ways to make the intangible nature of much of our work ‘count’ under assessment has become increasingly important in the Academy and beyond. The Creative Critic offers an inspiring and useful sourcebook for students and practitioner-researchers navigating this area.

With contributions from:

Jane Rendell, Susannah Thompson, PA Skantze, Iain Biggs, Emma Cocker, Graham White, Mike Pearson, Mojisola Adebayo, Nic Conibere, Diana Damian Martin, Augusto Corrieri, Owen G. Parry, Joe Kelleher, Taru Elfving, Peter Jaeger, Undine Sellbach and Stephen Loo, Salome Vogelin, Ella Finer, Helene Frichot, Kristen Kreider and James O’Leary, Brigid Mcleer, Cathy Turner, Phil Smith, Mary Paterson, Tim Etchells, Chris Goode, Hayley Newman, Mitch Rose, Maria Fusco, Simon Piasecki,  Goze Saner, Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson, Tracy Mackenna, Rajni Shah, Joanne ‘Bob’ Whalley & Lee Miller, Karen Christopher, Louise Tondeur, Johanna Linsley, Lucy Cash, Douglas Kearney and Timothy Mathews.

Read introduction here