Friday, December 19, 2014

New Print Media Edition and Looking Toward a New Year

November and December 2014
Location of Print Media NE corner of Rt. 4/  Brennen Dr.
 Newark, Delaware USA

             The image accompanying this blog post is the most recent edition for November and December 2014 print media flyers concerning a missing dog. These flyers and the Newark, Delaware (USA) locations relate back to my short-term project for the Summer of 2014. My August 2014 blog posts cite the details for the Recently Seen in Area Collection. I have no plans to continue this collection with the most recent flyer. I regard this new edition of the lost dog public posting to offer to the idea of the continual evolution of objects.
            The old cliché about the New Year as a marker of time for change or “new beginnings” has crossed my mind to try to use as a metaphor to write about were the collection project is heading. I am aware it is more in the timing of this writing that makes me consider it. Instead of leaning on old clichés to aid in my writing, I will end this post by saying that 2014 has provided several opportunities for extending the research of the online project, along with my personal interest in text and digital media co contributing together. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Presentation at the Society For Visual Anthropology Conference

For this Saturday at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Producing Anthropology in Washington D.C., USA, I am presenting my paper Borrowing Methods: Theory and Practice in the Society for Visual Anthropology session entitled: Visual Research Methods in Practice: Production and Uses of Photography, Social Media, and Graffiti. 
Below is the abstract for my paper. 

2014 AAA Conference Location Washington D.C.
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Abstract for Borrowing Methods: Theory and Practice

           Borrowing Methods; Theory and Practice will introduce an artist borrowing methods related to anthropology. The current Internet-based collection project will be the example to introduce an artist employing ethnographic roles for research, and the visual significance of digital media used toward documenting interdisciplinary practice.
            The Internet-based collection project is formed and defined by material culture and anthropological methodologies. These methods contribute to the visual documentation in a form of media such as video clips or print media objects. The collection project website www.carrieida.com offers the accessibility of each monthly addition posted.
            My roles within the ethnography process from the current project are a postmodern inquiry that include Sarah Pink’s proposal to rethink the traditional roles of participant observation to a multisensory experience. I use these ethnographic roles as working roles in my art practice to develop knowledge pertaining to each collection theme.
            I use digital media to present the knowledge I have gained from my ethnographic process. The forms of digital media that will be presented are video, text in the form of “online” publishing, and social media as a whole. My blog examines the use of social media as a presentation platform for self-publishing and the medium of video, such as the 60-second format, that contributes to my continuation of video presenting research. 
            The acknowledgement of the artist’s voice in borrowing research methods contributes to the future discussion of visual research as well as development of ways to employ digital media regarding theory and practice.  


 
 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Module Outline for Visual Research Conference

Modules for Visual Methods and Interdisciplinary Practice, from an Artist’s Perspective
Presenting by: Three to Four minute modules with the majority having a visual or under a minute videos, with active questioning in between….

This Module outline accompanies the December 3, 2014 blog post with information on the AAA Visual Research Conference and my abstract.

01 module: Introduction to Internet-based Project and Interdisciplinary Practice
- Visual Presented: Screen Shot of Web page of collection project
- Points of Engagement: 
1. Introduce collection project/ ephemeral collection
2. Briefly Introduce Interdisciplinary Practice 
                                                                       
02 module: Video and The Collection Project
- Visual Presented: Example of video clip from collection project
- Points of Engagement: 
1. Video clips as the “object” for the collection
2. Medium of video to represent the social interaction between people and objects
3. Chris Wright Between Art & Anthropology Contextual & Immersive Approaches
  
03 module: Ethnographic Roles
- Points of Engagement: 
1. Background of ethnography/ autoethnography
2. working roles in project                                                   
3. Sarah Pink’s ethnography theories toward a multisensory experience

04 module: Example of Multisensory Experience
-Visual presented: Marshmallow Video Example
- Points of Engagement:
1. Example given with video from my documentation of the senses from my engagement with toasting a marshmallow.

05 module: Video as Research
 - Visual presented: First video from my Video as Research series
- Points of Engagement: 
1. Expanded Sarah Pink’s concept of “Video as Research”
2. Medium of video to present the knowledge gained from my ethnographic process

06 module: Social Media and “online” publishing
- Visual presented: Screen shot of blog
- Points of Engagement: 
1. various digital media tools to display experiences/ research expanding investigation of digital media & interdisciplinary practice
2. Dr. Gill Kirkup study of postmodern indentity 
3. Three years into the research/ reference the blog & videos                                                                                        
                                                                                             

Presentation at Visual Research Conference

I am participating in the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Producing Anthropology in Washington D.C., USA.  Today, I presented Visual Methods and Interdisciplinary Practice, from an Artist’s Perspective for the Thirteenth Annual Visual Research Conference. Below is my abstract for presentation. 

Information about the interaction and discussion structure of the Visual Research Conference
The Visual Research Conference is similar to a panel discussion or open roundtable with ALL participants (including the “audience”) potentially contributing in each presentation. Presenters come with works-in-progress, ready to dialogue, not to “read a paper” or “show a film” with a question or two at the end. Visual Research Conference presentations feature much interaction and feedback from an actively participating audience – working to maximize the productive possibilities of being co-present with each other.  


The corresponding blog post (Module Outline) presents my six modules from the 
Visual Research Conference

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Abstract for Visual Methods and Interdisciplinary Practice, from an Artist’s Perspective
 
           This presentation will consider an Internet-based collection project, an artist using ethnographic research methods borrowed from anthropology, and forms of digital media used in documenting interdisciplinary visual research. I contend that the artist's perspective-- concerned with individual experience-- can also be utilized in the development of interdisciplinary theories drawing from the breadth of current art and from anthropology. 
            My current Internet-based project, Carrie Ida Edinger’s Collections, will be an example that will introduce the ethnographic roles for research and the visual significance of digital media used for representing the concept of the project and related research. The Internet-based collection project is formed and defined by material culture, ethnographic methods, and social and culturally based research. These methods contribute to visual documentation in a form of media such as video clips or print media objects that form specific collection themes. The collection project website (www.carrieida.com) offers accessibility to each monthly addition posted.
            From the current project, my roles within the ethnography process are a postmodern inquiry that include Sarah Pink’s proposal to rethink the traditional roles of participant observation to a multisensory experience. Borrowing ethnography enables me to create a process to analyze specific activities involved with an object in forming collection themes. In my interdisciplinary practice, I am currently investigating the phenomenological theories related to material culture and interdisciplinary research.
            The acknowledgement of the artist’s voice contributes to the future discussion of visual research and the development of various forms of digital media regarding theory and practice.  Three to four minute modules will be presented, with the majority featuring single frame grabs (or video clips that are under a minute), leaving ample time for active questioning in between.