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TMI: Confession and Performance - Los Angeles Review of Books
"The Art of Confession The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV By Christopher Grobe Published 11.07.2017 NYU Press 320 Pages"
book  review  performance  performativity  confession  art  poetry 
march 2019 by tsuomela
A Timothy Leary for the Viral Video Age - The Atlantic
"Meet Jason Silva, the fast-talking, media-savvy "performance philosopher" who wants you to love the ecstatic future of your mind."
interview  performance  philosophy  video  viral  culture 
august 2014 by tsuomela
Bad News – The New Inquiry
"With Bystander, Liz Magic Laser seems to tell us that news media is unreliable, irrelevant and preys on our emotions. But the intended audience for whom this might be startling is hard to imagine."
art  performance  review  media-reform  media-studies  news  journalism  criticism 
may 2014 by tsuomela
Breaking Down Walls of Sound | MIT Technology Review
"By altering the craft of how music is recorded, technology is ­actually renewing the social, ephemeral aspects that are ­experienced most fully in live performance."
music  technology  technology-effects  recording  social  behavior  performance  sts 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Science on Stage: Expert Advice as Public Drama - Stephen Hilgartner
Behind the headlines of our time stands an unobtrusive army of science advisors. Panels of scientific, medical, and engineering experts evaluate the safety of the food we eat, the drugs we take, and the cars we drive. But despite the enormous influence of science advice, its authority is often problematic, and struggles over expert advice are thus a crucial aspect of contemporary politics. Science on Stage is a theoretically informed and empirically grounded study of the social process through which the credibility of expert advice is produced, challenged, and sustained.
book  publisher  science  sts  performance  sociology  expertise 
april 2012 by tsuomela
When Do Groups Perform Better than Individuals? A Company Takeover Experiment by Marco Casari, Jingjing Zhang, Christine Jackson :: SSRN
"It is still an open question when groups will perform better than individuals in intellectual tasks. We report that in a company takeover experiment, groups placed better bids than individuals and substantially reduced the winner’s curse. This improvement was mostly due to peer pressure over the minority opinion and to group learning. Learning took place from interacting and negotiating consensus with others, not simply from observing their bids. When there was disagreement within a group, what prevailed was not the best proposal but the one of the majority. Groups underperformed with respect to a “truth wins” benchmark although they outperformed individuals deciding in isolation. "
groups  collective-intelligence  decision-making  performance  intelligence 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Harold Jarche » Experience-Performance-Reflection
"First, knowledge is the result of information (e.g. learning content) AND experience. Knowledge is directly influenced by one’s own experience. Therefore there is no such thing as “knowledge transfer“. Second, performance is taking action on knowledge. This is what is evident to others in the workplace. They observe what we do. It’s not what we know that is important to others, but what we do with it. In the workplace, what we do with knowledge is usually in a social context. This influences the third key point, that reflection of one’s performance is an important part of the learning process and this is often in a social context as well. "
knowledge  knowledge-management  experience  learning  enactment  performance  reflection 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Constructing Audiences in Scientific Controversy - Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy
"Scientists, their allies, and opponents engage in struggles not just over what is true, but who may validate, access, and engage contentious knowledge. Viewed through the metaphor of theater, science is always performed for an audience, and that audience is constructed strategically and with consequence. Insights from theater studies, the public understanding of science, and literature on boundary work and framing contribute to a proposal for a framework to explore the construction of audiences during scientific controversy, consisting of three parameters: history, composition, and role. Applying this framework to the controversy over the presence of genetically modified maize in Mexico demonstrates how multiple and contested audiences form during a scientific controversy. Different scientific “productions” construct distinct or overlapping audiences
science  communication  controversy  theater  performance  audience  public-understanding 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Gender and performance under pressure: new evidence | vox - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
"Women are under-represented in top management positions on both sides of the Atlantic. The academic literature suggests a number of explanations for this underrepresentation, including self-selection, investment in family and child bearing, lower female human capital investment, or gender discrimination. Some countries have responded by setting minimum quotas for female managers.

A new strand of research considers another hypothesis – that the sexes perform differently under competitive pressures, even if these differences do not exist in non-competitive settings. "
economics  performance  gender  competition 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Jonah Lehrer on Problems With SATs, GREs, the NFL Combine and Other Performance Tests | Head Case -
"...leading him to distinguish between two types of personal assessment. One measures "maximum performance": People who know they're being tested are highly motivated and focused, just like those cashiers scanning a few items while being timed.

The other type measures "typical performance"—measured over long periods of time, as when Mr. Sackett recorded the speed of cashiers who didn't know they were being watched. In this sort of test, character traits that have nothing to do with maximum performance begin to influence the outcome. Cashiers with speedy hands won't have fast overall times if they take lots of breaks."
measurement  performance  success  maximum  typical  testing 
april 2011 by tsuomela
WikiLeaks: The TMZ of Global Politics -- In These Times
But despite our legitimate desire for transparency, diplomacy relies crucially on the existence of a backstage, especially when dealing with dispersed and murderous terrorist organizations. So count me as one progressive who is uneasy about this effort to indiscriminately tear down as many curtains as possible, and then to foreground and luxuriate in the most adolescent, gossipy elements of life in the backstage.
wikileaks  progressive  secrecy  celebrity  backstage  performance  diplomacy 
december 2010 by tsuomela
MoMA | Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
This performance retrospective traces the prolific career of Marina Abramović (Yugoslav, b. 1946) with approximately fifty works spanning over four decades of her early interventions and sound pieces, video works, installations, photographs, solo performances, and collaborative performances made with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen).
art  modern  exhibition  performance  retrospective 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Entangled - The MIT Press
This ambitious and comprehensive book explores technology’s influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Entangled, Chris Salter shows that technologies, from the mechanical to the computational—from a "ballet of objects and lights" staged by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1917 to contemporary technologically enabled "responsive environments"—have been entangled with performance across a wide range of disciplines. Salter examines the rich and extensive history of performance experimentation in theater, music, dance, the visual and media arts, architecture, and other fields; explores the political, social, and economic context for the adoption of technological practices in art; and shows that these practices have a set of common histories despite their disciplinary borders.
book  publisher  art  modern  performance  technology  electronic  history  theory 
may 2010 by tsuomela
James Wolcott on Cultural Snobbery |
Pity the culture snob, as Kindles, iPods, and flash drives swallow up the visible markers of superior taste and intelligence. With the digitization of books, music, and movies, how will the highbrow distinguish him- or herself from the masses?
culture  symbols  snob  literature  performance  books  publishing 
july 2009 by tsuomela / Arts / Theatre
Recently, however, I have seen a shift away from the traditional model of book readings and for-and-against Oxford Union-style debates and towards a showier kind of speaking event, in which bookish ideas and themes are lifted off the page and into the stuff of rhetoric and performance.
authors  performance  style  story-telling  trends 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Less Wrong: Teaching the Unteachable
The literary industry that I called "excellence pornography" isn't very good at what it does.
education  teaching  excellence  superstar  performance 
march 2009 by tsuomela
After Credentials
Paul Graham theorizes about credentials.
history  credential  performance  education 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Phil Collins - Weaver, Suzanne
In Bogota, Istanbul, and Jakarta, the artist filmed fans performing karaoke versions of their favorite tracks from The World Won’t Listen, an enduring 1987 album by British indie-pop icons The Smiths. With multi-disciplinary essays and a revealing interview with the artist on his creative process, this book provides a highly compelling and critical study of the intersection of art history, popular culture, and music in Collins’s innovative project
art  video  modern  performance  criticism 
october 2008 by tsuomela
HG Poetics
The idea that the poem is only fully actualized in the "big outside" of the public stage (not necessarily a literal stage, but a performance nonetheless), in the "gray area" between art & politics.
poetry  theory  literature  performance  public 
march 2008 by tsuomela

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