Life poetry
told by
sensors
Opening keynote // ELO2014: Hold the light // Milwaukee, June 18, 2014
Jill Walker Rettberg!
P...
Life poetry
told by
sensors
Opening keynote // ELO2014: Hold the light // Milwaukee, June 18, 2014
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trixietracker.com
Sunday at home with the kids.
Monday at work.
Tuesday - walked to work, used
standing desk, more aware of not
just sitting...
The Shine Misfit
uses badges to
represent your
activity through the
day.
(the moment the
Shine first
detected
movement - i.e...
Chronos: Find your
time. See how you are
spending your time
without lifting a
finger. chronos runs in
the background on
you...
The more
automated
the better.
Our technologies track us in many ways we don’t even
consider.
There are no digital natives but the
devices themselves; no digital
immigrants but the devices too. They
are a diaspora, t...
And of course, often we can’t see the data
about us. But others can.
Action Figures
Animated Films
Arts & Entertainment
Autos & Vehicles
Babies & Toddlers
Banking
Bicycles & Accessories
Billi...
“Numerical narratives”
— Roberto Simanowski in his
keynote to Remediating the
Social, Edinburgh 2012.
709. Hard winter. Duke Gottfried died.
710. Hard winter and deficient in crops.
711.
712. Flood everywhere.
713.
714. Pipp...
1976-2001 2003-2007 2008-2013
Our ideas of electronic literature
change
Feral Hypertext Hypertext
Jill Walker, Dept of Humanistic Informatics, University of Bergen
ACM Hypertext 2005

Salzburg, ...
Feral (a): Of an animal: Wild,
untamed. Of a plant, also (rarely),
of ground: Uncultivated. Now
often applied to animals o...
“Author announces mortal work of art.”
Shelley Jackson: Skin
Flickr
The Impermanence Agent
Michel Foucault, 1969
“How can one reduce
the great peril, the
great danger with
which fiction threatens
our world?”
Michel Foucault, 1969
“The author allows a
limitation of the cancerous
and dangerous
proliferation of
significations withi...
it seems evident that various web/net/code
artists are more likely to be accepted into an
academic reification circuit/trad...
http://
www.thatssotrue.com
http://
www.thatssotrue.com
Disciplined.
Scumbag Steve
Grumpy Cat
Seeing Ourselves
Through
Technology
How We Use
Selfies, Blogs
and Wearable
Devices to See
and Shape
Ourselves
Parmigianino:...
Three modes of self-representation:
Written	

Diary: (CC) Ellen Thompson http://www.flickr.com/photos/eethompson/2142754337...
To photograph is to appropriate
the thing photographed. It means
putting oneself into a certain
relation to the world that...
Germaine
Krull: 

Self-Portrait
with Cigarette
and Camera
(1925)
Look at the
intimacy of the
selfie; the
outstretched
arm embracing
the viewer.
(http://www.makingselfiesmakingself.com)
Kati...
What is a work of art if not
the gaze of another person?
Not directed above us, nor
beneath us, but at the same
height as ...
Text
jilltxt

on Twitter
jilltxt.net Blogging 

(Polity Press, 2013)
Read more:
Rettberg, Jill Walker. Seeing Ourselves Th...
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
ELO 2014 Keynote: Life Poetry Told by Sensors
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My opening keynote for ELO2014, the annual conference of the Electronic Literature Organization, held in Milwaukee this year. The presentation connects my current work on quantitative self-representations and surveillance to my earlier work on feral hypertext and other disruptive forms of electronic literature.

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  1. 1. Life poetry told by sensors Opening keynote // ELO2014: Hold the light // Milwaukee, June 18, 2014 Jill Walker Rettberg! Professor of Digital Culture, University of Bergen Image by stAllio! (http://stallio.tumblr.com/image/87127357349)
  2. 2. Life poetry told by sensors Opening keynote // ELO2014: Hold the light // Milwaukee, June 18, 2014 Jill Walker Rettberg! Professor of Digital Culture, University of Bergen Image by stAllio! (http://stallio.tumblr.com/image/87127357349)
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  24. 24. trixietracker.com
  25. 25. Sunday at home with the kids. Monday at work. Tuesday - walked to work, used standing desk, more aware of not just sitting still. Fitbit as diary
  26. 26. The Shine Misfit uses badges to represent your activity through the day. (the moment the Shine first detected movement - i.e. was picked up - becomes read as my wakeup time)
  27. 27. Chronos: Find your time. See how you are spending your time without lifting a finger. chronos runs in the background on your phone and automatically captures every moment.
  28. 28. The more automated the better.
  29. 29. Our technologies track us in many ways we don’t even consider.
  30. 30. There are no digital natives but the devices themselves; no digital immigrants but the devices too. They are a diaspora, tentatively reaching out into the world to understand it and themselves, and across the network to find and touch one another. This mapping is a byproduct, part of the process by which any of us, separate and indistinct so long, find a place in the world. http://booktwo.org/notebook/where-the-f-k-was-i/ James Bridle Machine vision - new aesthetics
  31. 31. And of course, often we can’t see the data about us. But others can.
  32. 32. Action Figures Animated Films Arts & Entertainment Autos & Vehicles Babies & Toddlers Banking Bicycles & Accessories Billiards Building Toys Business & Industrial Cats Celebrities & Entertainment News Computer & Video Games Computers & Electronics Consumer Electronics Consumer Resources Custom & Performance Vehicles Die-cast & Toy Vehicles Dodge Interest Apartments & Residential Rentals Baby Care & Hygiene Baby Food & Formula Chicago Clip Art & Animated GIFs Computers & Electronics Dictionaries & Encyclopedias Education Fitness Games Mobile Phones Movies Music & Audio News Office Supplies Online Video Parenting Photo & Image Sharing based on my searches My interests according to Google, based on websites I visit
  33. 33. “Numerical narratives” — Roberto Simanowski in his keynote to Remediating the Social, Edinburgh 2012.
  34. 34. 709. Hard winter. Duke Gottfried died. 710. Hard winter and deficient in crops. 711. 712. Flood everywhere. 713. 714. Pippin, mayor of the palace, died. 715. 716. 717. 718. Charles devestated the Saxons with great destruction. 719. 720. Charles fought against the Saxons. 721. Theudo drove the Saracens out of Aquitaine. 722. Great crops. 723. 724. The Annals of St Gall
  35. 35. 1976-2001 2003-2007 2008-2013 Our ideas of electronic literature change
  36. 36. Feral Hypertext Hypertext Jill Walker, Dept of Humanistic Informatics, University of Bergen ACM Hypertext 2005
 Salzburg, 6-9 September escapes When Literature Control
  37. 37. Feral (a): Of an animal: Wild, untamed. Of a plant, also (rarely), of ground: Uncultivated. Now often applied to animals or plants that have lapsed into a wild from a domesticated condition. (Oxford English Dictionary)
  38. 38. “Author announces mortal work of art.” Shelley Jackson: Skin
  39. 39. Flickr
  40. 40. The Impermanence Agent
  41. 41. Michel Foucault, 1969 “How can one reduce the great peril, the great danger with which fiction threatens our world?”
  42. 42. Michel Foucault, 1969 “The author allows a limitation of the cancerous and dangerous proliferation of significations within a world where one is thrifty not only with one’s resources and riches, but also with one’s discourses and their significations. The author is the principle of thrift in the proliferation of meaning.”
  43. 43. it seems evident that various web/net/code artists are more likely to be accepted into an academic reification circuit/traditional art market if they produce works that reflect a traditional craft-worker positioning.This "craft" orientation [producing skilled/ practically inclined output, rather than placing adequate emphasis on the conceptual or ephemeral aspects of a networked, or code/software-based, medium] is embraced and replicated by artists who create finished, marketable, tangible objects; read: work that slots nicely into a capitalistic framework where products/objects are commodified and hence equated with substantiated worth. (Breeze 2003)
  44. 44. http:// www.thatssotrue.com
  45. 45. http:// www.thatssotrue.com
  46. 46. Disciplined.
  47. 47. Scumbag Steve
  48. 48. Grumpy Cat
  49. 49. Seeing Ourselves Through Technology How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves Parmigianino: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1524)
  50. 50. Three modes of self-representation: Written Diary: (CC) Ellen Thompson http://www.flickr.com/photos/eethompson/2142754337 Selfie: (CC) TempusVolut http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrmorodo/11230014075 Nicholas Fultron:The Fultron Annual Report, 2007. http://feltron.com/ar07_01.html Visual Quantitative
  51. 51. To photograph is to appropriate the thing photographed. It means putting oneself into a certain relation to the world that feels like knowledge—and, therefore, like power. Susan Sontag: On Photography (1977) Image (c) Chris Felver http://www.chrisfelver.com/portraits/writers2.html
  52. 52. Germaine Krull: 
 Self-Portrait with Cigarette and Camera (1925)
  53. 53. Look at the intimacy of the selfie; the outstretched arm embracing the viewer. (http://www.makingselfiesmakingself.com) Katie Warfield
  54. 54. What is a work of art if not the gaze of another person? Not directed above us, nor beneath us, but at the same height as our gaze. Karl Ove Knausgård, My Struggle
  55. 55. Text jilltxt
 on Twitter jilltxt.net Blogging 
 (Polity Press, 2013) Read more: Rettberg, Jill Walker. Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves. Forthcoming, Palgrave, October 2014. AND CHECK OUT MY BOOK! (IT’S OPEN ACCESS)

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