Wysocki, Anne F. “awaywithwords: On the possibilities in unavailable designs.”

Wysocki, Anne F. "awaywithwords: On the possibilities in unavailable designs." Computers and Composition, vol. 22, 2005, pp. 55-62. Summary: Constraints in our use of communication materials are often socially and historically produced; to ask after the constraints as we teach or compose can help us understand how material choices in producing communications articulate to social … Continue reading Wysocki, Anne F. “awaywithwords: On the possibilities in unavailable designs.”

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Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (2)

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Keywords: creativity, teaching, drawing, writing, image, attention, brain, state of mind Quotations: [Ivan Brunetti] there are things all of us can draw in a way that is recognizable ... All of these things show up without effort--they are already in us (104). … Continue reading Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (2)

Panagia, Davide. “The Viewing Subject”

Panagia, Davide. The Political Life of Sensation. Durham And London, Duke University Press, 2009. To remember: in producing an effect of 'seeing,' the painting in question constitutes itself as a force, thereby distributing a series of visual effects (98). the self-referentiality of representation ... insists on an order of mimesis that is not likeness but intensity ... … Continue reading Panagia, Davide. “The Viewing Subject”

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (1)

Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. Summary: In this collage/course reflection/thought collection, Barry shares her experience as artist-in-residence at UW-Madison. To summarize is difficult. Barry captures force and essence in her compilation of syllabi, student work, and personal musings. The artwork is as compelling as the text as she draws … Continue reading Barry, Lynda. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor. (1)

Massumi, Brian. “A Doing Done Through Me,” The Power at the End of the Economy

Massumi, Brian. The Power at the End of the Economy. Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2015. To remember: It is the act of choice that is autonomous, in the dissociative dimension of the dividual [individual absorbed in its relation to itself] ... Choice spills from the readiness potential of the subject's affective blind spot, … Continue reading Massumi, Brian. “A Doing Done Through Me,” The Power at the End of the Economy

Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York, Rosetta Books, 1973, pp. 1-19. Summary: Sontag critiques the presence of photography/the photograph through a comparison to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave." She highlights power dynamics, the difference [and distance] between experience and its capture, and the complications of understanding as flattening the camera's capability to capture Reality and Truth … Continue reading Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Rogoff, Irit, “Studying Visual Culture”

Rogoff, Irit. "Studying Visual Culture." The Visual Culture Reader, edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff, London, Routledge, 1998, pp. 24-36. Summary: Rogoff sets up a 'what is' [and what is not] for visual culture studies. She casts the field as taking up Derrida's concept of différance and providing "the visual articulation of the continuous displacement of meaning in the … Continue reading Rogoff, Irit, “Studying Visual Culture”