Documentation of this week’s workshop:








Prepare For Next Week:

We will use the documentation of all your previous observations (and new material) to create “forensic boards”–mapping and re-visualizing your research thus far. We recommend starting with a picture of your object in the center and visually branching from there to connect ideas and other findings. Materials for this are wide open–they may range from photos and drawings to sculptural exploration, written texts, and can include additional research or associative found material such as objects, sounds, or snippets from the readings or other texts.

1. Enact three additional Observation Scores from this archive using your chosen object of research and bring your process/findings to class.

2. Bring hard copy recordings of all your observations thus far, anything related however tangentially to your research inquiry. Also, bring to class whatever material you would like to use to think-through your forensic board; this can range from pictures and drawings to sculptural exploration, written texts, found additional visuals/objects and sounds.

Bring the material as is and we will put it together in-class.

Reading For Next Week:

Daston, L. (2011). Histories of Scientific Observation (Eds. Daston, L. and Lunbeck, E.)
Read: Introduction, pp. 1-8
Skim: Observing New Things: Objects, starting page 277

(You will find the readings on Canvas)