Gatherings

 ”In the post-human, rather than the subject representing the object through sense data of, for instance, observation, we enter into the spatio-temporal practices of gathering and experimentation. Knowing is not seperate from doing but emerges from the very matter-ings in which we engage” (Edwards, 2010) 

 I love the quotation above from Edwards (2010). For me, it expresses how I feel about my Tumblog. I have been mulling over the Tumblog [matter and meaning] for weeks now.  All that time feeling frustrated by not ‘knowing’ for sure what the Tumblog ‘is’ / ‘isn’t’.

What comfort found  in reading of fallibility, conditionality and emancipatory ignorance!

Through the  connected blog terrain we do more than simply represent or observe…we experiment, and so become part of the learning process as the learning process becomes part of us…human-machine intertwining.

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  1. Candace Nolan-Grant March 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    I definitely resonate–I felt like I’d been half-consciously censoring myself early on, whether to weed out ‘pop’ culture rather than…culture culture?…or stuff that seemed too tenuously connected to the topic. But I think the combination of the group co-defining the tumblog and the subject matter itself has definitely created a sense of rhizomic freedom : )

  2. cmeckenstock March 28, 2013 at 5:23 am #

    The tumblog is making sense. “… we experiment, and so become part of the learning process as the learning process becomes part of us…” And as you mentioned in your earlier post, we become part of the observed!