Who (and which ideas*) gets reproduced is political

 

Emma Rae Bruml on Chun at Code Societies 2018 

^ Link to this blog post

 

Agenda

 

Always Already Programming

From Folder Poetry, SFPC DETROIT 2019

 

 

Tabita Rezaire

📼  Sorry for Real by Tabita Rezaire

📼  Deep Down Tidal by Tabita Rezaire

 

✧☽ 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.
  • Questions:
    • 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.

 

Sharing Session

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.

Signup schedule here

Suggested Reading/resources:

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Update: everyone who filled out the class form indicated they were OK with materials related to sex & nakedness