Resolution Dispute 0011 : Institutional Tactics
Kunst Hochschule Kassel New Media Slides Summer Semester.
Slides of the Kunst Hochschule Kassel New Media Slides Summer Semester by Rosa Menkman.
From the course "Beyond Resolution".
To establish a better understanding of our technologies, we need to acknowledge that the term »resolution« does not just refer to a numerical quantity or a measure of acutance. A resolution involves the result of a consolidation between interfaces, protocols, and materialities. Resolutions thus also entail a space of compromise between these different actors.
Resolutions are the determination of what is run, read, and seen, and what is not. In a way, resolutions form a lens of (p)reprogrammed »truths.« But their actions and the qualities have moved beyond a fold of our perspectives; and we have gradually become blind to the politics of these congealed and hardened compromises. Technology and its inherent resolutions are never neutral; every time a new way of seeing is created, a new prehistory is being written.
Donna Haraway's 'A Cyborg Manifesto’ (1984)
Not a regular feminist:
Haraway proposes a blur between the boundaries of human, animal and
machines - technologies of light (machines are becoming more lifelike).
not everything is in a binary, they are fluid and overlap and intersect.
They are not exclusive.