Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Global Village - A RAW Media Workshop

I'll be teaching a course over at the Maybe Logic Academy this fall...


An 8 week adventure in understanding media via theory & practice. This flabbergasting journey through the information age will explore & experiment w/ the state of the art in communication, culture, and commerce. If you want the eschaton immanentized right you have to D.I.Y.!


Class begins on November 5th and runs until the end of the year.  I'm going w/ a pay whatever you can set up.  So you can basically pitch a quarter at me and holler "Dance monkey! DANCE!"


Here's the current course outline, which gives you a general idea of what you're in for.

WEEK ONE - INFORMATION EXPLOSION
PRESENTATION: Jumping Jesus On A Pogo Stick
WORKSHOP: Tools of the Tribe -
(FTP, HTML, & Bit-torrent)

WEEK TWO - SPACESHIP EARTH
PRESENTATION: Here Comes Everybody
WORKSHOP: The Social Medium Is The Message -
(Weblogs, Wikis, & Feed Aggregation)

WEEK THREE - OPEN SOURCE CULTURE
PRESENTATION: The No "Mind"
WORKSHOP: Dada Is Not Dead -
(Cut Ups, Collage, & The Public Domain)

WEEK FOUR - REALITY LABYRINTHS
PRESENTATION:  Who Is The Great Magician That Makes The Grass Green?
WORKSHOP: Ineluctable Modality of the Visual -
(Images, Comix, & Animations)

WEEK FIVE - PROMETHEAN OVERTURES
PRESENTATION: The World Turned Upside Down
WORKSHOP: Radio Free Arcadia -
(Digital Audio, Podcasts, & Live Streams)

WEEK SIX - GLOBAL THEATER
PRESENTATION: Reality Is What You Can Get Away With
WORKSHOP: Movie Magick -
(Digital Video, Vidcasts, & Live Streams)

WEEK SEVEN - GUERRILLA ONTOLOGY

PRESENTATION: Dream@wake!
WORKSHOP: Operation Mindfuck -
(Trends, Memes, & Viral Media)

WEEK EIGHT - FIRING THE COSMIC TRIGGER

PRESENTATION: The Great Work Accomplished
WORKSHOP: D.I.Y. -
(Self Publishing for Fun & Profit)

  
"Nothing of any importance can be taught. It can only be learned, and with blood and sweat."
 The lives and ideas of Robert Anton Wilson will be providing the backdrop to what is basically a modern media training montage.  

Anything I can do, you can do, hopefully even better, and I can do anything, everything, whatever!



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