[NetBehaviour] reariting of the conversation by Rhea Myers & McKenzie Wark

Joumana Mourad joumana at ijaddancecompany.com
Sun Mar 13 23:12:38 CET 2022

Thank you Annie 
I am following.
> On 13 Mar 2022, at 12:49, Annie Abrahams via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
> Here is a post on our reariting session with Brian Droitcour, Ruth Catlow, Gretta Louw, Daniel Temkin and Annie Abrahams.
> Because I, Annie, felt Myers & Wark‘s conversation contained a lot of interesting points that I didn’t really understand, I organized a reariting* of its publication on OUTLAND. I was/am struggling to comprehend issues around NFT’s, chains and DAO’s, and hoped reariting the conversation would clear up my mind. 
> It worked, I learned a lot. 
> You can dowload a .pdf to check us out:
> https://aabrahams.wordpress.com/2022/03/11/reariting-myers-wark/ <https://aabrahams.wordpress.com/2022/03/11/reariting-myers-wark/> 
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 10:01 AM Annie Abrahams <bram.org at gmail.com <mailto:bram.org at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi, I am sure some of you have seen this conversation by Rhea Myers & McKenzie Wark in Outland https://outland.art/rhea-myers-mckenzie-wark/ <https://outland.art/rhea-myers-mckenzie-wark/> 
> I read it and am intrigued, but some things are very dense or formulated in a way that doesn't refer to what I know.
> Might there be some of you who want to think through this conversation  via a reariting of it?
> I would like to propose Friday March  at 16h Paris time. Please write me an email if you want to think with others on this subject.
> Annie
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> Reariting is the act of simultaneous reading and writing together on the Internet. Reariting is used as a technique to think through a text together. While we read the conversation, we will all use the same framapad to write our reactions and asides related to this text. Thus we explain and explore our understandings and misunderstandings of the text .
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> Thus the Reading Club manifests itself as a 
> facilitator for a diffractive, distributed intelligence on-the-fly, 
> creating text and relational patterns that do not depend on canons. It 
> generates creative and unexpected “outcomes”. These are, in my opinion, 
> not so much the texts produced, as the “diffractive moments” experienced
>  by the reariters. Diffractive Reading in the Reading Club, Annie Abrahams, 2019.
> https://elmcip.net/critical-writing/diffractive-reading-reading-club <https://elmcip.net/critical-writing/diffractive-reading-reading-club> 
> In the article with Emmanuel Guez: The machinic author, published in JCWS (Journal of Creative Writing Studies) we formulate it a bit differently:
> She
>  assists in an event that allows for diffractive moments (5) – i.e “a 
> mapping of interference” which take her out of self reflexivity, out of 
> systemised subjectivity, out of a world that only reproduces what it 
> knows already into an intra-active diffractive worlding (6). The machnic
>  author revealed herself as queer.
> Abrahams, Annie and Guez, 
> Emmanuel (2019) ““The machinic author” Artist’s Statement: The Reading 
> Club”, Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 4: Iss.1, Article 8. 
> ISSN: 2474-2937. Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol4/iss1/8 <https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol4/iss1/8>_______________________________________________
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