Dancing with myself, oh oh oh(Friendship, solitude and the experience of                  mediation)
On lists, death and filters
On the floors of TokyoOr down in London town to go, go
A list
A list‣ This presentation might have too many limbs
A list‣ This presentation might have too many limbs‣ It may jump around a bit
A list‣ This presentation might have too many limbs‣ It may jump around a bit‣ Id like to begin again
Standing
http://vimeo.com/23087595         Full (2001)
Thanks for asking.
With the record selectionAnd the mirrors reflection
With the record selectionAnd the mirrors reflection Im dancing with myself
slashie          – Cat Harrison (2011)
“the greatest challenge of our current, digital              information age”          – Derek Bruff, Dwayne Harapnuik & J...
assessing
“core people”                – Bernie Michalik (2011)
wtf?
When theres no-one else in sight In the crowded lonely night      Well I wait so long     For my love vibration And Im dan...
“All the knowledge is paralyzing.”              – Douglas Rushkoff, in Paul Davis (2011)
curated.
“surrounded by too much music, too muchsoftware, too many websites, too many feeds,too many people, too many of their opin...
“looked at the internet as a path toward highly  articulated connections and new methods of     creating meaning is instea...
Oh dancing with myself        Oh dancing with myself      Well theres nothing to lose     And theres nothing to proveIll b...
A list of questions
A list of questions‣ How would you understand and describe your  relationship to screens?
A list of questions‣ How would you understand and describe your    relationship to screens?‣   Do you know where the off b...
“It makes me unsure of what really is ... It isabout losing certainty ... And then the real film            starts, the in...
On reflection
(no proscenium)
(4:3 aspect ratio)
“Technology is anything that was invented         after you were born.”                        – Alan Kay, cited in Kelly ...
“Technology is anything that doesnt work yet.”                        – Danny Hillis, cited in Kelly (2010)
http://bit.ly/kPxfSn– Marshall McLuhan (1977)
http://vimeo.com/23088963    Desire Lines (2010)
me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me m...
shrinking distances
That paragraph just set a record for use of         first-person pronouns.
“Here is a ‘you’ in which my ‘I’ is reflected; here      is where all distance is abolished.”                      – Stefa...
“transcend distance and separation … longing    for immediate contact with people and   audiences across any distance or d...
(which words could be appropriate?)
“... it exists, it is not exactly the same as me, butis also not irrevocably different from me, and in a     broader sense...
Divertissement: Someone Else
On self
“For my part, when I enter most intimately into   what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or ot...
“supply the sense of oomph, not the world”                             – Daniel Dennett (2003)
“As I write these words, even so as to be able to write them, I am pretended to a unity that,deep inside myself, I now kno...
“self coming to mind”                 – Antonio Damasio (2010)
“I turn my gaze inward. I fix it there and keep itbusy. Everyone looks in front of him; as for me, I look inside of me; I ...
“thousands of individuals, fascinated by theirown personalities and shouting for attention”                               ...
I suspect understand that I am not one of these people
On friendship
“If you press me to tell why I loved him, I feel    that this cannot be expressed, except byanswering: Because it was he, ...
Their relationship consisted In discussing if it existed.                      – Jamesian by Thom Gunn
“not much different from declaring another an enemy”                                    – Mark Vernon (2005)
“reading”
“guide us into becoming one kind of person            rather than another”        – Alexander Nehamas, speaking in Warburt...
“Its not me, its you, still means its you”        – Alexander Nehamas, speaking in Warburton (2008)
"Im not sure that I know."                              – Me (just then)
“Strangely, the foreigner lives within us: he is    the hidden face of our identity … by  recognizing him within ourselves...
On being connected
“If a man were to undertake a systematicenquiry to find out what is most destructive of friendship and most productive of ...
“permissive size of the city partly varies with   the velocity and the effective range of               communication”    ...
1. Kleiber, cities and creativity
Max Keiber’s (1947) meticulous graph including mouse, rat, dog,    woman, cow and extrapolated to elephant and whale
I’ve stopped exercising and recommend that              you do the same.
“I can’t tell you how satisfying this was. Sometimes, I look out at nature and I think,Everything here is obeying my conje...
“creativity and innovation”                    – Steven Johnson (2010)
“In retrospect, I was quite stupid … I didn’t pay  enough attention to the ways in which urban areas and organisms are com...
(Never hurts to check)
1. Kleiber, cities and creativity
1. Kleiber, cities and creativity2. Cities, personality and us
“self-directed, self-governing, self-centred,   claiming for the single magnified I”                              – Lewis ...
“The beautiful part of my job is a lot of this ishappening without my having to go and talk to                   people.” ...
On solitude
“Any practice must concern your whole stance  towards the world, and its a stance that is        intensely, relentlessly c...
“mad dance of accelerated process”                          – Slavoj Žižek (2001)
“fully participate in the frantic pace of thecapitalist game while sustaining the perception          that [we] are not re...
http://vimeo.com/23089008Dancing with myself (2011)
“The role of art is to serve no purpose – which    is not to say that art lacks purpose … the      political in art lies i...
“to live with the others, to live as otherswithout ostracism but also without levelling”                               – J...
“We have a limit, a very discouraging,  humiliating limit: death. That’s why we like all the things that we assume have no...
One final list
One final list‣ Friendship
One final list‣ Friendship‣ Solitude
One final list‣ Friendship‣ Solitude‣ Action
So lets sink another drinkCause itll give me time to think        If I had the chance   Id ask the world to dance And Ill ...
www.skellis.net
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"Dancing with myself, oh oh oh" presentation at MIT, April 2011, as part of Circulations of the Social 2.0. Not really designed to 'stand alone' from the text, but here it is anyway.

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  • Dancing with myself oh oh oh

    1. 1. Dancing with myself, oh oh oh(Friendship, solitude and the experience of mediation)
    2. 2. On lists, death and filters
    3. 3. On the floors of TokyoOr down in London town to go, go
    4. 4. A list
    5. 5. A list‣ This presentation might have too many limbs
    6. 6. A list‣ This presentation might have too many limbs‣ It may jump around a bit
    7. 7. A list‣ This presentation might have too many limbs‣ It may jump around a bit‣ Id like to begin again
    8. 8. Standing
    9. 9. http://vimeo.com/23087595 Full (2001)
    10. 10. Thanks for asking.
    11. 11. With the record selectionAnd the mirrors reflection
    12. 12. With the record selectionAnd the mirrors reflection Im dancing with myself
    13. 13. slashie – Cat Harrison (2011)
    14. 14. “the greatest challenge of our current, digital information age” – Derek Bruff, Dwayne Harapnuik & Jim Julius (2011)
    15. 15. assessing
    16. 16. “core people” – Bernie Michalik (2011)
    17. 17. wtf?
    18. 18. When theres no-one else in sight In the crowded lonely night Well I wait so long For my love vibration And Im dancing with myself
    19. 19. “All the knowledge is paralyzing.” – Douglas Rushkoff, in Paul Davis (2011)
    20. 20. curated.
    21. 21. “surrounded by too much music, too muchsoftware, too many websites, too many feeds,too many people, too many of their opinions” – Eliot Van Buskirk (2010)
    22. 22. “looked at the internet as a path toward highly articulated connections and new methods of creating meaning is instead finding itselfdisconnected, denied deep thinking, and drained of enduring values” – Douglas Rushkoff (2010)
    23. 23. Oh dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself Well theres nothing to lose And theres nothing to proveIll be dancing with myself, oh oh oh
    24. 24. A list of questions
    25. 25. A list of questions‣ How would you understand and describe your relationship to screens?
    26. 26. A list of questions‣ How would you understand and describe your relationship to screens?‣ Do you know where the off button is?
    27. 27. “It makes me unsure of what really is ... It isabout losing certainty ... And then the real film starts, the inner film.” – Carsten Höller, quoted in Aitken (2006)
    28. 28. On reflection
    29. 29. (no proscenium)
    30. 30. (4:3 aspect ratio)
    31. 31. “Technology is anything that was invented after you were born.” – Alan Kay, cited in Kelly (2010)
    32. 32. “Technology is anything that doesnt work yet.” – Danny Hillis, cited in Kelly (2010)
    33. 33. http://bit.ly/kPxfSn– Marshall McLuhan (1977)
    34. 34. http://vimeo.com/23088963 Desire Lines (2010)
    35. 35. me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me meme me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me
    36. 36. shrinking distances
    37. 37. That paragraph just set a record for use of first-person pronouns.
    38. 38. “Here is a ‘you’ in which my ‘I’ is reflected; here is where all distance is abolished.” – Stefan Zweig, cited in Bakewell (2011)
    39. 39. “transcend distance and separation … longing for immediate contact with people and audiences across any distance or divide” – Micky Kwella (2011)
    40. 40. (which words could be appropriate?)
    41. 41. “... it exists, it is not exactly the same as me, butis also not irrevocably different from me, and in a broader sense, we cannot pretend that the digitization of our bodies and social relations is going to evaporate or even diminish. Like it or not, we have digital twins” – Susan Kozel (2007)
    42. 42. Divertissement: Someone Else
    43. 43. On self
    44. 44. “For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold,light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can observe anything but the perception …” – David Hume (1896)
    45. 45. “supply the sense of oomph, not the world” – Daniel Dennett (2003)
    46. 46. “As I write these words, even so as to be able to write them, I am pretended to a unity that,deep inside myself, I now know does not exist.” – William Hamilton (1997)
    47. 47. “self coming to mind” – Antonio Damasio (2010)
    48. 48. “I turn my gaze inward. I fix it there and keep itbusy. Everyone looks in front of him; as for me, I look inside of me; I have no business but withmyself; I continually observe myself; I take stockof myself, I taste myself … I roll about in myself ” – Michel de Montaigne, cited in Bakewell (2011)
    49. 49. “thousands of individuals, fascinated by theirown personalities and shouting for attention” – Sarah Bakewell (2011)
    50. 50. I suspect understand that I am not one of these people
    51. 51. On friendship
    52. 52. “If you press me to tell why I loved him, I feel that this cannot be expressed, except byanswering: Because it was he, because it was I” – Michel de Montaigne (1965)
    53. 53. Their relationship consisted In discussing if it existed. – Jamesian by Thom Gunn
    54. 54. “not much different from declaring another an enemy” – Mark Vernon (2005)
    55. 55. “reading”
    56. 56. “guide us into becoming one kind of person rather than another” – Alexander Nehamas, speaking in Warburton (2008)
    57. 57. “Its not me, its you, still means its you” – Alexander Nehamas, speaking in Warburton (2008)
    58. 58. "Im not sure that I know." – Me (just then)
    59. 59. “Strangely, the foreigner lives within us: he is the hidden face of our identity … by recognizing him within ourselves, we are spared detesting him in himself.” – Julia Kristeva (1991)
    60. 60. On being connected
    61. 61. “If a man were to undertake a systematicenquiry to find out what is most destructive of friendship and most productive of enmity, he would find it in the regime of the polis.” – Philodemus of Gadara, cited in Vernon (2005)
    62. 62. “permissive size of the city partly varies with the velocity and the effective range of communication” – Lewis Mumford (1973)
    63. 63. 1. Kleiber, cities and creativity
    64. 64. Max Keiber’s (1947) meticulous graph including mouse, rat, dog, woman, cow and extrapolated to elephant and whale
    65. 65. I’ve stopped exercising and recommend that you do the same.
    66. 66. “I can’t tell you how satisfying this was. Sometimes, I look out at nature and I think,Everything here is obeying my conjecture. It’s a wonderfully narcissistic feeling.” – Geoffrey West, in Lehrer (2010)
    67. 67. “creativity and innovation” – Steven Johnson (2010)
    68. 68. “In retrospect, I was quite stupid … I didn’t pay enough attention to the ways in which urban areas and organisms are completely different.” – Geoffrey West, in Lehrer (2010)
    69. 69. (Never hurts to check)
    70. 70. 1. Kleiber, cities and creativity
    71. 71. 1. Kleiber, cities and creativity2. Cities, personality and us
    72. 72. “self-directed, self-governing, self-centred, claiming for the single magnified I” – Lewis Mumford (1973)
    73. 73. “The beautiful part of my job is a lot of this ishappening without my having to go and talk to people.” – Christian Hernandez, quoted in Rowan & Chesire (2011)
    74. 74. On solitude
    75. 75. “Any practice must concern your whole stance towards the world, and its a stance that is intensely, relentlessly critical.” – Mark Vernon (2011)
    76. 76. “mad dance of accelerated process” – Slavoj Žižek (2001)
    77. 77. “fully participate in the frantic pace of thecapitalist game while sustaining the perception that [we] are not really in it” – Slavoj Žižek (2001)
    78. 78. http://vimeo.com/23089008Dancing with myself (2011)
    79. 79. “The role of art is to serve no purpose – which is not to say that art lacks purpose … the political in art lies in its refusal to be an instrument. Art speaks only for itself. Howeverthis does not make it mere fantasy. Art is deeply committed to the world: it is definitely of the world.” – Sally Gardner (1990)
    80. 80. “to live with the others, to live as otherswithout ostracism but also without levelling” – Julia Kristeva (1991)
    81. 81. “We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. That’s why we like all the things that we assume have no limits and, therefore, no end. It’s a way of escapingthoughts about death. We like lists because we dont want to die.” – Umberto Eco, speaking in Beyer (2009)
    82. 82. One final list
    83. 83. One final list‣ Friendship
    84. 84. One final list‣ Friendship‣ Solitude
    85. 85. One final list‣ Friendship‣ Solitude‣ Action
    86. 86. So lets sink another drinkCause itll give me time to think If I had the chance Id ask the world to dance And Ill be dancing with myself – Billy Idol / Generation X (1980)
    87. 87. www.skellis.net

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