BRAINSTORMSESSION#1 on goals - communication - (...)

* proposals - make points - ...

* how do we call this? a summerschool, a gathering, a meeting, thinktank (aiai), ...

* how will we work comming days, small workgroups, individual, ... ?

* what is a presentation? (ties to how we work in the comming days)
materializing something, writing an article, manifesto, publication, exhibition, ...

"where do we think this- should go?"

*   Focuspoints : Theme & Format
(Ideas / stream of thoughts / ...)

* The irrational act: like digging a hole to the centre of the earth / something we might be able to perform / thinking about shaping the future
* we, humanity (?) will always be in search for meaning and create a narrative from it
* is the show(?) a display of humanity?
* irrationality: when you know somehing won't work out but you do it anyway
> it is a choice, conscious
* the digital consciousness

Irrational: not logical or reasonable; "irrational feelings of hostility", unreasonable, illogical, groundless, baseless, unfounded, unjustifiable, unsound.
Mathematically irrational - outside the binary code - (of a number, quantity, or expression) not expressible as a ratio of two integers, and having an infinite and non-recurring expansion when expressed as a decimal. Examples of irrational numbers are the number π and the square root of 2.

Can an object be the trace of a process?
When waste is art we subvert the value system of utlity, optimization and efficiency. We desire the waste.

The Act Doesn't matter - the immaterial act
it s a matter of gathering 
utopian optimism of a group
> the residue of the last meeting is remaining 

How can failure be productive? Careful with the self-help entrepreneurial language!
fail better
"“First the body. No. First the place. No. First both. Now either. Now the other. Sick of the either try the other. Sick of it back sick of the either. So on. Somehow on. Till sick of both. Throw up and go. Where neither. Till sick of there. Throw up and back. The body again. Where none. The place again. Where none. Try again. Fail again. Better again. Or better worse. Fail worse again. Still worse again. Till sick for good. Throw up for good. Go for good. Where neither for good. Good and all.” -- S. Beckett

Ritual, format or protocol "how to gather/how to come to meet"

Ritual: a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.
Do we want order or disorder? Can the script be chaotic? 
Who are you in contact with? The uncommon ground links back to the notion of empathy?
The table of Hannah Arendt:
How does one vizualise relationships?
Positions of bodies in precise types of gathering (therapy session and the way families are seated in space).
Connection to practical questions of organization (as in the literal organization of this workshop).
Iterative space, with a base protocole that allows for open-endedness.
The act of revealing, invisible made visible. The limits of will against material realities (and accumulation of capital).
Seeing dark things: 

making a protocol for 'The Last Meeting' 

the setting of a meeitng , 
What is the setting of a meeting room. Does it need to be material, or can it be virtual as well?
How does time relate to the meeting room? Meetings take place in a time sloth. However, virtually, there is no time-sloth to meet. We can meet or, fail to meet, infinitaly.
it starts somewhere but it s constantly changing


Where do we meet, where are we expected to meet and where are we preferably not meeting (the in-between places/unintended spaces...)?
The obscure setting to meet - the shadow. Beyond the infrastructure that is given to us.

Access and inclusion vs. exclusion are linked to meetings.
"All assembly halls fall into one of five organizational layouts: "semicircle," "horseshoe," "opposing benches," "circle," and "classroom." And these layouts make a difference."
"These configurations affect the way their legislative bodies function—or don't. “The architecture of Parliament is one of the fields in which innovation is really necessary,” van der Vegt says, noting that all five typologies are rooted in architectural styles predating the 19th Century. Governments operate differently today than they did hundreds of years ago, and assembly halls have failed to keep pace with change. New designs could include, say, flexible seating that adapts to changing political dynamics."

 new storytellers in new / other institutions 

 who do we make this for? Are we our own audience? 
 Why did we come here?
 the portfolio??
 what s the value - social / cultural capital - the need to get a value out of it
 the free-lancer - enterpreneur
 (#post) personal website
 post result, but then does it ever "get into/ a shape"? can the process take position? or is it lost in air-
 no guilt
 sacred harpsingers - quackers
 the system is very good at catching up with it: recuperation culture - cooption
 should the last meeting die with us
 we re defining terms
 how to not make it commodidiable 
 you could commodifie the format (like the retreat, mindfullness, ...
 not to commodifie this is also a luxury
 a lifestyle choice
 The Waste - big data rejects the idea of waste 
 how to formatize this
 are we wasting our time
 should we write a ... manifesto of opposites ... everys step we take, there s an opposition to it
 A List Of Words that are thought of to be idiologies but are NOT and only have a function in the context of an ideology
 * Automation
 * Transparency
 * Sustainability (

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