Who (and which ideas*) gets reproduced is political
- Sharing of works from the class & discussion
- In class actvity around capacities and inspirations for making work
✧☽ Homework for Next week
“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” – Audre Lorde
- Read the first 3-5 pages of Audre Lorde’s The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action
- Find a place that comforts you, where you feel connected to yourself and things that give you tender pause, that fill you up.
- Journal your responses to the following questions anonymously in one of the sections here
- When do you wish you had spoken up, and not remained silent?
- What do you need to say? [List as many things as necessary]
- “What are the tyrannies big and small that you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own…”[List as many as necessary today, then write a new list on another day]
- If we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language, ask yourself: What’s the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth? [answer this today, and another day]
- Thank yourself for giving yourself the gift of thoughtful consideration around feelings and ideas that matter to you.
Think back to something you made or processed in this class in the last couple weeks that you would like to share with us to understand and reflect on somewhere you’re coming from. Each person will have 2 minutes to share. This can include sharing your screen (slides! desktop cinema! photos! raw code!) or it can just be you speaking <3 What you share can be something you have made or written about OR something else such as your reflections on cybernetic aspects of sex, gender, and technology that you’re really excited about.
- Paul Preciado, Testo Junkie
- Andrea Long Chu, On Liking Women
- ⚘Tina Horn, Sex Work & Feminism
- Arena Channel on Sexual Labor
- Listen to the Butterfly Effect, explores tech’s impact on the porn industry
Update: everyone who filled out the class form indicated they were OK with materials related to sex & nakedness