Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone — Readmill

Impro: Impro­vi­sa­tion and the The­atre by Kei­th John­stone — Readmill

  1. Sta­tus play. This was an eye-open­er to me, that in all human inter­ac­tions one can observe sta­tus sig­nals. John­stone goes on to sug­gest you can play with sta­tus sig­nals in all man­ner of sit­u­a­tions. I’ve start­ed doing just that and it can be quite liberating.

  2. Mask work. Read­ing this sec­tion I was most­ly just super eager to try mask work myself. John­stone talks about masks hav­ing an inher­ent per­son­al­i­ty that is chan­neled through the actor, sim­i­lar to being pos­sessed by a spir­it… I’m won­der­ing if a larp based on the ideas about masks pre­sent­ed here would work. It’d be inter­est­ing to try out.

An Occult History of the Television Set

An Occult His­to­ry of the Tele­vi­sion Set

It’s a good reminder of how ratio­nal­i­ty will only get you so far when invent­ing new things.

A critical reflection on Big Data: Considering APIs, researchers and tools as data makers | Vis | First Monday

A crit­i­cal reflec­tion on Big Data: Con­sid­er­ing APIs, researchers and tools as data mak­ers | Vis | First Monday

New Fashion Aesthetic

New Fash­ion Aesthetic