How do we “operationalize” particular qualities of our urban, aerial, oceanic, and planetary environments? How do we render them measurable and quantifiable, and to what ends? How do our measuring and sensing tools shape the way we think about these environments?
We’ll watch this in class; no need to screen in advance: Hito Steyerl, “How Not to be Seen…” (2013) <video: 15:52>.
- Kelli Anderson, This Book Is a Planetarium: And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions (Chronicle Books, 2017) [note: you are not reading the book; you’re reading short pieces + watching short video about the book; speaking of which: here’s another video showing the book in action].
- Nerea Cavillo, “Particular Sensibilities,” e-flux architecture (October 5, 2018).
- Jennifer Gabrys, “Ocean Sensing and Navigating the End of the World,” e-flux 101 (Summer 2019).
- If you’ve chosen to respond to today’s texts, please post your reading response by 11:59pm the night before class!