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January 4, 2010


3 thoughtful pieces: Interview, last, :::::: deb:is missed


interview virtual sonic debris

http://www.alansondheim.org/lisbeth.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/lisbeth2.mp3

sibilants vs resonants


last

it's not the last time i saw her was simply the last time she appeared to
me, but more, that she disappeared into the buzzing information-laden,
and entangled world, that no extrication was possible, that death
consisted in multitudes of disappearances like these, the last flash of
lightning or glass milk bottle, or earmuffs and shoveling in one's final
blizzard - there are any number of examples, and as death approaches, the
lasts increase in quantity, until the whole vast world is an inaudible
chorus of lasts, an event horizon beyond which there is nothing to be
heard, or remembered, or retained. our lives pare away at our lives with
the incessant mumbling of the addicted, and we live in exhaustion holding
the world at bay. always the supports give out, always the last confused
sounds, sights and smells, always the last murmured word, but always the
last.


:::::: deb:is missed

:e:ding :he :i::u:l body: p::se, sex, :ongue
:n ::l:s of models :nd f::mewo:ks fo: :e:ding :he :i::u:l body, b:sed on
:e:ding :he :i::u:l body: p::se, sex, :ongue is p::: of :n ongoing,
mul:i-ye:: coll:bo:::i:e explo:::ion on :he phenomenology of :he :i::u:l.
of models :nd f::mewo:ks fo: :e:ding :he :i::u:l body. :his p:ojec:
:e:ding :he :i::u:l body is : limin:l p:ojec:, be:ween - :nd blu::ing -
ou: p:ojec: beg:n by wo:king wi:h mo:ion c:p:u:e equipmen: :: :he :i::u:l
explo:::ion of :he bound::ies of :he :i::u:l uni:e:se.
:he bodies :nd mo:emen:s/momen:s in :e:ding :he :i::u:l body exis: be:ween
c:lls "geniden:i:y"); wi:hin :he :i::u:l, :hey ::e digi::l, dispe:sed, :nd
:he o:e::ll ques:ions: wh:: is :he n::u:e of :he :e:l; of :he :i::u:l? how
is :he :e:l :e:d; how is :he :i::u:l?
:esul: of :ll of :his is :he c:e::ion o: :e/c:e::ion of bodies :s ::::::s
:hese ::::::s ::e ":un" by b:h files (p:oduced by :he moc:p h::dw::e),
which ::e p:ocessed :h:ough m:nnequin/:::::: sof:w::e. :he files ::e :hen
phenomenologic:lly f:om :he "in:e:io:" of :::::: :nd :e:l body
:he :::::: elemen:s :: home o: on :he :o:d - in o:he: wo:ds, bo:h wi:hin
fo: ex:mple: f:om bodies in mo:ion :o code :o ::::::s :o quick:ime :ideo,
medi: f:om b:h codes :o :::::: models. :e:de:s of :ec:o:s will be :ble :o

(I generall lurk on this list.) I concur w/ Chris Hodge here - I'm not 
sure what the problem is. You can go to the website itself which is fairly 
deep.

Most of the people I hear from on FB aren't of the breakfast variety - 
instead there are an enormous number of urls, many of which are useful.

- Alan



On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Chris Hodge wrote:

> I am a "friend" of Reid Cornwell's on FB, although I've never met him
> and can't clearly remember why (if I ever knew why) he sent me a
> friend request in the first place.
>
> I find FB, while remaining a great way to keep in touch with real
> friends ("My cold won't go away," "We had to take Ginger to the vet"
> etc.), is also becoming the place where I continue those watercooler
> conversations with professional colleagues ("Am at Supercomputing and
> just saw a presentation that didn't suck," e.g.). I suppose this is
> the same function as Twitter -- I follow Howard Rheingold on Twitter
> for instance -- but FB seems to suggest a more communal conversation.
>
> Cornwell' posts to FB BTW fall into that useful watercooler category.
>
> -c
>
> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Christophe Prieur
> <christophe.prieur@liafa.jussieu.fr> wrote:
>>
>> I see an interesting thread coming up, let's say 10-15 posts a day, about
>> friend request practices.
>> Btw Burcu, does this Reid Cornwell frequently update about their breakfast?
>>
>> [Warning: this is a j-o-k-e, i think this kind of discussions is what this
>> list is for]
>>
>> -- � � �Christophe.
>>
>>
>>
>> Le 4 janv. 10 � 17:09, Burcu Bakioglu a �crit :
>>
>>> Helen,
>>> He is my FB friend too... He also seems to have a bunch of other scholars
>>> as
>>> his FB friends... I guess I don't quite understand what made you
>>> suspicious.
>>> Care to elaborate?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM, helen roinioti <helen_roi@yahoo.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi everybody,
>>>>
>>>> I got a friend request in facebook from dr Reid Cornwell. He also send me
>>>> an invitation to register at the Center for Internet Research, something
>>>> that puzzled me
>>>> I did a little bit of digging to see whats going on but i am still a
>>>> little
>>>> bit confused...i would appreciate if someone enlighten me
>>>>
>>>> Thanks a lot
>>>>
>>>> E.
>>
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This is something I've been wondering; I haven't seen this kind of attack 
on someone here, before (and it does read like an attack). I have no stake 
in the subject one way or another, but it seems to me that this is a form 
of differend which is a bit problematic.

- Alan


On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Peter Lauritsen wrote:

> Troll or not. Did anybody invite Reid Cornwell to join the discussion, or do
> you consider it to be (ethically) legitimate to discuss, judge and mark a
> named person on a list like this? What would you tell your students?
> - peter
>
> -- 
> Peter Lauritsen
> Associate Professor, PhD
> Information and Media Studies
> Aarhus University
> Denmark
>
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> On 1/4/10 6:49 PM, "Bob Rehak" <brehak1@swarthmore.edu> wrote:
>
>> I'm a veteran of the troll wars initiated by Reid Cornwell a few years ago on
>> this list. Basically, he began posting prolifically and pissing people off,
>> then turned it around by accusing the list of discrimination -- suggesting in
>> both implicit and explicit ways that one has to hew to a fairly strict code of
>> behavior in order to be considered a legitimate participant here. He
>> frequently fell back on the excuse that he was researching an
>> article-in-progress on trolling.
>>
>> For my money, he's a self-styled fly in the ointment whose guiding purpose and
>> primary emotional reward seemed to be engineering exasperation in others. His
>> rapid disappearance from the list once the conversation moved on seems proof
>> of this. I too have noticed him on Facebook -- he's a friend of Henry
>> Jenkins's -- but this current exchange suggests he has simply shifted tactics,
>> building up a large FB profile with no actual "friend behavior" going on.
>>
>> My advice: ignore him and he'll go away.
>>
>> Bob Rehak
>> Assistant Professor and Chair
>> Film and Media Studies Program
>> Swarthmore College
>>
>> ----- "Gilles Frydman" <gfrydman@acor.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Interesting conversation!
>>> Here is what you can find about Reid Cornwell on
>>> http://www.tcfir.org/education-2008/speakers/Reid_Cornwell/Reid_Cornwell.cfm
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>>> A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Cornwell dropped out of
>>> Richard Reynolds High School to join the United States Marine Corps.
>>> After completing a GED, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in
>>> experimental psychology. Cornwell completed a doctorate in
>>> experimental psychology at Oaklands University College, He taught for
>>> three years, at Franciscan University of Steubenville and in the North
>>> Carolina community college system, then joined a national human
>>> resources consulting firm, where he quickly became the corporate
>>> training director. In this capacity, he developed technology-based
>>> training systems that remain a standard in that industry. Based on
>>> that experience, Cornwell founded his own consulting firm to provide
>>> industrial training, change management, and recruiting services. The
>>> firm, which created the first online job service, grew to 25 locations
>>> and was ultimately purchased by a competitor.
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Notice that there are no mentions of where he obtained his bachelor's
>>> and master's degrees.
>>> Sounds a bit weird.....
>>> As noted before Oaklands University College is an academic center that
>>> is VERY HARD TO FIND!
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>> Gilles Frydman
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jan 4, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Burcu Bakioglu wrote:
>>>
>>>> No, I concur. It is just that when I accept an FB friend requests, I
>>> often
>>>> time look at the background/friends list and put him in an
>>> appropriate
>>>> privacy setting. He was on my limited profile thus far (and I
>>> haven't had
>>>> any spam from him at all) but since I've been forwarded bunch of
>>> links
>>>> regarding him since that first email, I removed him.
>>>>
>>>> b.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:44 AM, Ulla Bunz <ubunz@fsu.edu> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> People might want to read Alex Havalais' page on Reid Cornwell.
>>>>> http://alex.halavais.net/dr-w-reid-cornwell
>>>>> He has lots of well-known FB friends? Hm... if you think that makes
>>> him
>>>>> legit, then you should consider the number of replies to this
>>> inquiry just
>>>>> this time around that said something like, "Yeah, I'm his FB friend
>>> too,
>>>>> though I'm not sure why."
>>>>> Make up your own mind but remember what we're teaching our students
>>> - just
>>>>> cause it's online it doesn't mean it's true. And just because it's
>>> popular,
>>>>> it doesn't mean it's high quality (the Google search hierarchy
>>> argument).
>>>>> Ulla
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Thanks,</burcu>
>>>>
>>>> Burcu S. Bakioglu, Ph.D.
>>>>
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you might have seen these somewhere


just found these hiding, from the avagasm series which was mainly
mp4s. at least i think they were hiding. are all those bodies the
same - really? s/he jumps about running through film frames in
unison. what's that about? i find my eyes wandering to what appear
to be genitals in rabid duplication. are they? why the color of
candy? edible?


http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm1.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm2.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm3.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm4.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm5.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm6.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm7.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm8.png
http://www.alansondheim.org/avagasm9.png

Which might be the subject for discussion - I run Cybermind (and a few 
other lists), and we had trolls who deliberately were trying to bring the 
list down - there was the tactical strategy group, Mike Reed, Alex and 
Nancy Dunlap, the 'weird' listserv, and some other names/groups I forget 
at the moment. When the trolling started, as listowner I'd try to remove 
the person - the resulting carnage usually resulted in at least 1/3 of the 
members leaving. Jon Marshall's book Living on Cybermind is excellent on 
these matters, by the way - it's an ethnographic study of the list (by a 
Phd anthropologist by the way), that took years to complete (he has also 
been a participant almost since the beginning around 1994).

- Alan


On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Bob Rehak wrote:

> My apologies for speaking with such ire in my previous post. Those who have called me out on my characterization of Cornwell are of course correct: there is neither need nor benefit to refight long-settled disputes or reopen past wounds. Suffice it to say that I found *my* experience with Cornwell exasperating, and decided that -- purely in my opinion -- that I was dealing with a classic troll, in the sense of someone who seems intent merely on ticking others off and watching the fireworks. When I saw his name come up again today, something snapped, and I felt I had to sound a warning. Those who don't know Cornwell, or who wish to assess him on his current merits, or who simply have an opinion different from mine, should disregard my prior message and go in peace.
>
> As a rule, I'm against hatin'. More fool me for getting my back up. (That's the curse of trolling -- it tends to reproduce itself.)
>
> Bob Rehak
> Assistant Professor and Chair
> Film and Media Studies Program
> Swarthmore College
>
> ----- "Rhiannon Bury" <rcbury@rogers.com> wrote:
>
>> Without the history, I understand why people would be thinking this
>> discussion of "Reid Cornell" is problematic. I had in fact forgotten
>> that he even "existed" (indeed, I'm not convinced he is an actual
>> person and not just an alias). When I saw his name multiple times in
>> my inbox, I involuntarily shuddered. I'm with the previous poster who
>> said that the facebook friend requests from him are a variation of the
>> same old refrain.
>>
>> Rhiannon
>>
>> Rhiannon Bury
>> Assistant Professor, Women's Studies
>> Athabasca University
>> rbury@athabascau.ca
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