WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
6:00 – 8:00PM *PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE*
BCNM COMMONS (340 MOFFITT), UC BERKELEY
In this second to the last meeting of the working group, we shift gears to consider more directly the relational practices involved in doing collaboration. We have seen the co-operative and the collective appear in various forms over the previous working group meetings: in the business + tech ideas of platform cooperativism discussed in our “Global Networks” meeting last November; and in the collective and communal formations of ‘the public’ that came up across readings for “Public Spheres” in February. From navigating the group dynamics of the collective, to building an equitable and inclusive co-operative model, how does building a framework for ‘the many’ work on the ground?
Continue reading “Readings for Meeting Six: Co-operative Models”
by Megan Hoetger
On 20. February Jacque Rancière gave a lecture at UC Berkeley.
When speaking about the Occupy Wall Street movement, he slowly and with a self-consciously belabored affect expanded the list of occupations being called for until he reached the slogan/provocation ‘occupy everything.’ The overcrowded lecture hall erupted with laughter—maybe nervous laughter? Perhaps it was a ‘laughing with’ Rancière whose slow, belabored build-up had just ventriloquized the position of someone who laughs off the suggestion of everything. It’s hard to know exactly over what the group was laughing. But they laughed on cue at what seemed to be the punch line to an implicit joke.
Continue reading “Public Spheres: Opening Remarks”
After kicking off the 50th anniversary of ’68 in January, the working group turns to a discussion of what the “public” in phrases like (digital) public sphere, (virtual) public space, (online) public discourse, and (networked) public good, is or might be. As issues of access and equity increasingly expand into new and diverse frames of communication technologies, how and where do classical formulations of “the citizen,” “the public,” and “the nation-state” still offer helpful sight lines for imagining? How and where do they reach their limits? What are we envisioning beyond them? And what can we envision beyond them?
Shannon Jackson [UC Berkeley Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts + Design; Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies]
Michael Wolfe [UC Davis Director of Scholarly Communications Program]
Continue reading “Readings for Meeting Five: Public Spheres”
[image: UC Berkeley TWLF Solidarity Newsprint 03/1969]
By Megan Hoetger
Most of the last meeting of the working group grappled with the problem of representation of an event in history; two big questions emerged:
- Where are the edges of the event? How do we know when it ended or when it began? How do we determine its form?
Continue reading “Protokoll: Life/Style after ’68”
by Megan Hoetger
My own research is on underground film events and their circulation through East and West Europe and the US during the Cold War period.
I was recently finishing a chapter of my dissertation that orbits around 1968 (in the historical context of my project, it’s really 1967-72—and as Cynthia Young points out in the intro to Soul Power, we might more accurately talk about the period 1955 – 1972) and so I’ve been thinking a lot about the politics of that period and, more specifically, what the relations between the political and policy might be…
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I’ve chosen three texts we might think alongside each other for this discussion on global networks. First, we have excerpts from Jaron Lanier’s book Who Owns the Future? (2013); second, a transcript of Michel Feher’s lecture Investee Activism: Another Speculation is Possible, one of a series of lectures he gave at Goldsmith’s College in 2015 and collectively titled The Age of Appreciation: Lectures on the Neoliberal Condition; and last, a few selections from Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet (2017), edited by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider.
Continue reading “‘Global Networks’ Framing Remarks from Christian Nagler”
In preparing my brief comments for this evening a handful of concepts kept circulating through my notes and mind. While they have appeared in my thinking processes before, Megan’s prompts encouraged me to consider them more formally, and how they might intersect with each other and with the generous parameters of this evening’s theme, “Global Networks”. The next few minutes will be an attempt to navigate through a series of ruminations on keywords, dipping in and out of my own research while also beginning to think about the potential usefulness of these concepts in deepening an understanding of the conditions under which the contemporary global economy, and specifically the maritime economy, functions and produces places in differentiated and uneven ways.
Continue reading “‘Global Networks’ Framing Remarks from Elizabeth Sibilia”