As a catalyst of highly disparate elements, the screen is perhaps one of the most representative devices of the relational reorganisation that brings together the computational processing of all the details of contemporary experience on one scale or another. At the same time, it accounts for and partly articulates the collapse of extractive, commercial, heteropatriarchal and colonial modernity as a mode of existence. In this subject we will accumulate problematics and potencies to identify sub-phenomena that connect screen and transition in a multiplicity of fields, in specific cases calling up ethical, political or aesthetic controversies. We will ask ourselves questions such as: what is the role of the screen in technocapitalist colonisation, what professional, epistemic and symbolic practices does it entail, what forms of understanding the world does it articulate, and how do these end up being transformed in the material realm? And more particularly: what socio-technical, cultural and material elements connect the phenomenon of the Screen New Deal with that of the Green New Deal (better known in Europe as the ecological transition)?
A process of learning about the intricate geometries of screen-based modes of existence, representation and relationality. The main objective is to conduct a collective exploration of the ways in which the screen participates in the (re)production of a very particular system-reality, with a special focus on the era and complexity of ecological transition.
The plan of progress of the subject is constituted by two fundamental gestures: the addition and the cut. Each module will involve an aggregation of references, problems and questions with respect to a specific theme or perspective, adding layers that are always inter-related; at the end of the module, a cross-section of these layers will be elaborated, the analytical, critical and creative results of which will be presented in the form of a project.
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