Some notes I made from today’s conversations which included @tonyhall @freecloud & @tibocut with a fortunate postscript one-to-one for me with @mistergough
The RFH was being used today for a graduation ceremony. That chimed with my recognition that some people have “graduated” from Tuttle and that’s worth celebrating.
“MayDay Rooms is a safe haven for historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture and the radical expression of marginalised figures and groups. It offers communal spaces to activate archives’ potential in relation to current struggles and informal research, challenging the widespread assault on collective memory and historical continuity. MDR is located in Fleet Street, Central London, but is informally linked in inspiration, collaboration and practice with an international network of common and concurrent initiatives.”
Thinking about archives as a way of seeing oneself through media but also recontextualising yourself – which I take to mean seeing what different things in you are reflected by your contact with archive materials.
Personal stories are much more interesting than the facts, which can be discovered for oneself – if you’re telling me a story about a stone that you picked up on a beach, the geology of the stone is the least interesting part (unless within that there is some personal connection).
There are always lots of little social things going on that no-one knows about.
What alternatives are there in the space between mesh networks and the “legacy” Internet?
Instagram and Twitter as a treasure hunt. We leave trails of where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, what we’re doing for others to pick up and enjoy and follow the path.
What’s this #tuttle reboot all about? What is it that needs to be revived, what’s it for, what’s it supposed to do, has it done it already?
Watson at IBM – looks amazing, looks like magic – do those explaining how it works really understand it themselves? What is the complexity under the surface? How much do you get to know once you’ve “signed on the line that is dotted”?