+++Past Monday (08-24) we got lost and found+++
Fabulous Agitation had invited Francis Lee - a passionate lunch-time explorer of the unknown niches of Teachers College - to guide our group of lucky lottery winners through the facilities. We let curiosity and questions lead our way and we cross-passed boundaries, climbing through a maze of architectural gems, abandoned places, better restrooms, in-between levels, an elevated wooden track, hidden one-man offices and rooftops with secret gardens. Micronations, everywhere! We looked for the sixth floor, it had disappeared, we found an ancient m...
Invitation to the TCST! (Teachers College Secret Tour!)
Well maybe not so secret... but special!
Our Tour Guide Francis can host a PATPAT (Point A to Point A Tour) this coming Monday (08-24) at 1pm. We'll discover abandoned gems of architecture and hidden niches... possibly maybe potential spaces of interventions.
There is only one last spot available and will be given to the first person that responds to this post and sends an email to email@example.com saying: "I do."
The winner will be informed asap.
A fine weekend & Fabulous Agitation!
Each Fabulous Agitation event or initiative will be archived in booklet format where research and documentation are assembled in a fluxuesque zine.
Open publication - Free publishing - More zine
On Friday the 7th of August, Fabulous Agitation went on a first inspection tour of the TC Campus.
To see all images pl...
"Take a coffee & Make a Wish!" was FabAgit's first warm-up intervention.
The idea was to probe what people want in this neighborhood, how receptive they were to participate
in a food for thought exchange, and to shape our future installations/events/interventions in the TC campus area.
There is a very loud piece of posterboard in the meeting area. It's the temporary frontpiece for the current broadcaster. It's my way of guaranteeing that I get EdLab design help for the October install in the library. ;)
But the installation is working and you should all try it out. The channel is here: http://youtube.com/user/edlabbroadcaster and is mostly just videos of me testing the machine and uploading. But here's how you can help. Ask a question about something you're interested in. Maybe someone else in the lab knows about it as well? Post a quick summary of a meeting you just had ...
So! Heading out from EdLab, last official day of residency. It's been great to be able to be here, and I feel very happy about the work that I've been able to put in on the Ashley project. I'm happy to have a working version of it, and look forward to the possibility of installing it at the library this academic year.
I'll probably still putter around with it a bit, tune it up a bit, before it ends up running on a terminal near you. Someone (Carl Goodman, actually) paraphrased Love Story and said, "Digital art means never having to say you're finished." That might not be strictly t...
If you haven't already, stop by the 2nd floor of the library to view the hottest items off the EdLab die cutter. Our excellent graphic design intern, Neha, created these life sized line drawings of each new resident and cut them from adhesive vinyl. This involved lots of trouble shooting and learning about the quirks of our new die cutter, but Neha's perseverance paid off. I think that the end result is a great example of the type of creative work you can accomplish when you have a machine like this "in-house."
After presenting my EDAR project today, I was thinking a bit about the cult of tools: "This project would be more cool if it ran on the iPhone." Or streamed through a browser. Or used the Cocoa API.
All these possibilities make me cringe. Partially for quite pragmatic reasons: I know how much darn time I spent making a working project which happens not to run on the iPhone or a web browser. The host of nasty problems which would arise on one of these platforms freaks me out. It is silly to use a newfangled tool when the extant ones work just fine.
But moreso, I fear becoming a serv...
This news will interest Dan P. especially, but it definitely gives us all something to chew on: Last March, MIT faculty voted unanimously to make their scholarly articles available online to the public for free.
From the MIT News office:
"The vote is a signal to the world that we speak in a unified voice; that what we value is the free flow of ideas," said Bish Sinyal, chair of the MIT Faculty and the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning.
Freeing access to faculty wri...