[NetBehaviour] distant feeling - resisting speed - you are welcome to join

Annie Abrahams bram.org at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 18:25:21 CEST 2019

Thanks Max,
This seems interesting, maybe useful - I will keep it in mind (free flowing
for now)

On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 9:57 PM Max Herman <maxnmherman at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I like the use of nonrecursion, if that is not too off base.
> In neuroscience, the Default Mode Network is interesting.  It's a network
> in each of our brains that kind of "kicks in" during resting state, perhaps
> integrating, perhaps involving mindfulness.  I'm not expert at all but
> gleaned some of this from Olaf Sporns' 2011 "Networks if the Brain" which a
> friend recently recommended to me.
> The DMN it was recently learned also may have a role in active state for
> cognition of self and situation of self.
> I can't really articulate this very well but I think the art event will so
> look forward to it.
> Perhaps this quote from Sporns can help me: "Great progress
> notwithstanding, neuroscience still cannot answer the 'big questions' about
> mind and intelligence.  Consequently, most cognitive scientists continue to
> hold the position that intelligence is fundamentally the work of symbolic
> processing, carried out in rule-based computational architectures whose
> function can be formally described in ways that are entirely independent of
> their physical realization.  If cognition is largely symbolic in nature,
> then its neural substrate is little more than an inconsequential detail,
> revealing nothing that is of essence about the mind.  Naturally, there is
> much controversy on the subject." (Networks of the Brain, page 179.)
> The ideas about the DMN are page 176:. "The relationship of task-evoked
> brain activations with resting-state networks has been documented....[There
> is] significant overlap between brain regions identified as centrally
> involved in social cognitive processes and the brain's default
> network....This suggests the idea that the physiological baseline of the
> brain is related to a 'psychological baseline,' a mode of cognition that is
> directed internally rather than being externally driven and that is
> concerned with self and social context."
> Page 181: "Cognition is a network phenomenon....
> Yet...[parallel distributed processing oriented models'] utility as models
> of actual neural processes was limited since their computational paradigms
> often imposed narrow constraints on the types of network structures and
> dynamics that could be implemented."
> To help myself understand and integrate Sporns' ideas, it helps me to
> include Bohm's ideas in "On Dialogue" (1996) about "non-occupation" and
> "interoception of thought," as well as free-flowing non-determinative
> shared information groups.  This recipe then requires that I add James
> Austin's ideas from his 1998 book "Zen and the Brain," which works better
> for me somehow if done via his first book, from 1979, "Chase, Chance, and
> Creativity."  Then to add a final missing compass-point I try to include
> Calvino's "Six Memos fro the Next Millennium" from 1985 which argues on
> page 124 that the novel is a network and the self is a network.
> Sorry for missing italics and typos, hand-typing on phone with one thumb.
> It helps me to keep the physical copies of the four books mentioned close
> by, like bricks or stones.  Looking around the room, they are in order
> left-to-right and high-to-low Calvino, Austin, Bohm, Sporns; correction,
> Calvino, Bohm, Austin, Sporns.
> Somewhat related, I've been trying to think about an undergraduate
> curricular concentration in Network Studies and haven't found much yet.  Is
> anyone doing this in a concerted way, or, anticlimactically, everyone,
> since years ago?  :)
> ------------------------------
> *From:* NetBehaviour <netbehaviour-bounces at lists.netbehaviour.org> on
> behalf of Annie Abrahams via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> *Sent:* Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:41 AM
> *To:* NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> *Cc:* Annie Abrahams <bram.org at gmail.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [NetBehaviour] distant feeling - resisting speed - you are
> welcome to join
> no Ruth people online won't hear the sound file at all
> only people in Malte in realspace will hear it while watching the people
> online busy distanced feeling and resisting speed
> afterwards we will make a video out of the screenrecording and the
> audiofile
> On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 12:47 PM Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
> Annie,
> Does this mean that those people who join online will hear the sound file
> in the room in Malta?
> Beautiful recursion!
> :)
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 2:26 PM Annie Abrahams via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
> Next *Thursday 26/09 2019 at 18h30 Paris time* you are welcome to join us
> for a session of distanced feeling.
> Distant FeelingS a series of online webcam meetings trying to experience
> each other’s presence *eyes closed and no talking*.
> Distant FeelingS an ever-changing re-enactment of our intra-action with
> machines.
> Distant FeelingS creates an online communality while resisting the speed
> of daily live and producing uninteresting data for AI?
> You need to install the zoom <https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting>
> application on your device and on the 26th connect at 6:25 pm Paris time to
> meeting no *3210554238. *
> At t=0 we set a clock and close our eyes.
> *Distant FeelingS #6* will be projected live during the opening
> ceremonies of Video Vortex
> <http://networkcultures.org/videovortex/video-vortex-12/> Malta.
> The session will last 15 min.
> In Malta there will be one onstage participant. During the session the
> audience in Malta will hear a soundfile: a textcollection of past
> participant reactions spoken by *Ruth Catlow* and
> *Marc Garrett. It would be lovely to feel some of you online next
> Thursday.*
> (btw online there is no soundfile - we will publish it later together with
> the recording of the session)
> "Looking" forward
> Annie
> ps:
> *Articles*:
> *Preconditions for Online Participation
> <https://aabrahams.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/abrahams_annie_paicfin.pdf>*
> for PAIC (2018)
> *Learn together what it means to be connected*
> <https://www.academia.edu/40052680/Learn_together_what_it_means_to_be_connected>
> my chapter in * Cyposium the Book* (2014) and
> *Trapped to Reveal - On webcam mediated communication and Collaboration
> <https://www.academia.edu/3564683/Trapped_to_Reveal_-_On_webcam_mediated_Communication_and_collaboration>*
> (2012) published in JAR #2
> now all three on academia.
> *Sound:*
> ConstallationsOuverture
> <https://soundcloud.com/annie-abrahams/constallationsouverture> for Radio
> Play #7. Played live online Sunday 25 Aug. 7pm UTC+01 2019 via
> channingtatum.
> Mixage: Annie Abrahams.
> Voices: Annie Abrahams, Alix Desaubliaux, Pascale Barret.
> Laughs: Alice Lenay, Gwendoline Samidoust, Alix Desaubliaux, Annie
> Abrahams and Carin Klonowski.
> Music: "Ouverture 14" by Jan de Weille.
> More photos
> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/bramorg/albums/72157709880218681/with/48373432186/>
> by Peter Westenberg of the ConstallationS event at ISELP
> <https://constallations.hotglue.me/?ISELP> Brussels last Mai.
> *Upcoming 12/10* Performance *XD,^_^,:3,:-D*, Annie Abrahams, Pascale
> Barret, Alix Desaubliaux, Alice Lenay, Carin Klonowski et Gwendoline
> Samidoust. *10/10 14h30 CDN*. Table ronde. *Entre virtuel et incarné,
> quelles innovations sociales et écologiques ? *
> 7-12/10 festival Magdalena Montpellier
> <http://theatredelaremise.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/MAGDALENAMF19-ProgrammeWeb.pdf>
> .
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