Techniques of Relations (videos)


Propositions for Social Dreaming – Andrew Goodman and Erin Manning present their relational quilt proposition for seeding collective dreaming, inspired by a short story by Ursula LeGuin. Between April and December 2019, the three quilts will travel from sleeper to sleeper across SenseLab network following the series of “Minor Movements” events that will form the transition to the 3Ecologies Institute. The data streams from the quilts will register emergent qualities of relation, of the kind that will be central to the value system of the 3E alter-economy.
Diagramming Writing – An impasse occurs. Suddenly words seem incapable of attending to the contours of a project. The urgency that brought a project into activation is weighed down by a fear of not being capable of articulating its shifting stakes. How to diagram its force back into existence?
The diagramming practice began with a dissertation stalled. The intuition that moved the first diagramming was that visualizing the project’s shape might lead to a better sense not only of its orientation but also of its form. Was the writing as it was unfolding facilitating the project’s potential?
From vectors to portals, shapes emerge through diagramming that make felt where problems have lapsed into false problems and where urgent questions have become sidelined. A practice of drawing what feels most necessary and lingering with its orientations, these diagrams for thinking in the act are not maps so much as cartographic propositions for a thinking that celebrates nuance and recognizes the many voices that run through it.
Schizosomatics – Schizosomatics is a speculative-pragmatic study on modes of experience through the schizz, cut or interval. If somatics is considered a plane of affective swarming of experience that includes the body but is not limited to it, then the multiplicity of schizzes are what (re)compose experience of the plane, allowing it to become, diagrammatically.