WHAT TO DO ABOUT TECHNOLOGY? (ROBERT)
TOPIC TITLE: What To Do About Technology?
NAME OF PERSON CONVENING: ROBERT VESTY
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Discussions / Recommendations / Next Step:
I called this because I know how integral technology is to Julyen and Billie’s work, both within it often but also as a way to disseminate it.
There’s a full audio recording of this discussion but here are the main points:
Go to youtube for ‘how-to-dos’ on literally everything
Read the manual
Applications give you power, apps go in a different direction
Final Cut 7 is better than 10 – there’s an American man (google ‘things you think you couldn’t do with Final Cut’)
Julyen uses Photoshop, but also simple tools in preview
Use it, play with it, take on a ‘ludic’ attitude to technology
Susan mentioned Schmiede – http://schmiede.ca/ – Schmiede is a cooperative prototyping environment, focused on the arts, hacking and entrepreneurship. Schmiede is a place where our ideas come to play.
Maybe it’s not so necessary to meet and skill-share since everything is online/youtube etc.
Videoing the work is useful for feedback but only to confirm what you already know. Video won’t pick up the mistakes but it’ll confirm the mistakes you already know you spotted.
There’s no possibility of technology representing the ‘purity’ of the work, so may as well turn it into something – put a filter in it, take
How vital is ‘this’ technology (to me)?
Which technologies are ‘useful’ to us?
Should we consider the ethics of paying/not paying for software? What are the effects of pirating?