"...I would like to beg you ... to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903 from Letters to a Young Poet

from week 1

  • how does technology shift our understanding of conflict? what kinds of technologies aid conflict and which kinds help it? how do they compare to face to face engagement, non verbal communication, empathy that comes from embodied communication and movement?

  • what could school be like if we had a participatory learning model? no grades?

  • how can we understand the relationship between sacrifice and peace on the one hand, and agonistics on the other hand? how can difference be understood here.

  • can art help us with any of the above questions, and if so, how?

  • what are the goals of socially engaged art and how can we measure its success?

  • what is the role of reciprocity in art and communication more generally? how should it be valued?

  • how do certain artistic practices and creative misuse of technology help us understand theories of information and communication?

  • how do certain artistic practices and creative misuse of technology help us to understand notions of the public, of the commons and of the distributions of bodies and resources in space?

  • what kinds of connections do and should exist between politics and art?

  • from week 2

    from week 3
    Meadow Rhodes and Spencer Jay

    from week 4
    Gabrielle Rulon, Dabiel Cuadras, Sarah Barrios