Questions from our table.
- Where can we go to escape strategies?
- How are we “making do” in this course and on the internet?
Consumption is a form of making?
Everyone interprets it into something different, creates something from it. Appropriation, take something and create it something of your own. Taking ideas, different use of making. How do you make with the things you consume?
Food: we make it. Making do, making with. It makes your body. the way it is presented is making.
On the train: what you’re wearing, what you’re doing, how you’re walking.
We are treated like consumers, and thats all. They don’t consider our behaviours, interests (or yeah, to some extent so they can sell their product etc.)
It’s made harder to travel legally with the use of machines instead of people working on the trams or trains. If you don’t have coins, you just can’t travel with public transport. But in stead of realising that the system isn’t working, we are blamed; we are threatened with more fines and more controles.
They don’t consider how to make it easier, and therefore more accesible, to us.
Mode of practice. Consumption is a form of making.
Production matters < the users matter! Big shift: you have to let audiences use your stuff. It’s about recognize that your able to understand the space your going in to. Audience is not a passive number. don’t miss what they do with your stuff.. Figure out how you can make it easier for THEM. How can I apply this to my career choice?
The easier it is for your audience to engage with your product, the more successful you’ll be.
Tactic is an art, it is a skill. If you have it you can find advantages in everything. We are students in the university system, but we can use tactics to benefit us. It’s not an engaging political choice, it’s a “weak” decision. It’s a political act to try and change the rule. Tactics are not trying to change the rules, it happens in the margins of what the rules allow.
Microsoft is strategic, so is Apple. They make thigs that are possible to be tactical with, and also strategic.
In this course: ready to hand technology. Take what you have and do the best you can with it. Practice online: the servers you’re using. Facebook is a strategy, but you can make do there: create a group for your videos/photos/interest.
Ads aren’t trying to sell you something is a very dangerous vote. Product placement is a viral approach, they have to hide it. We are not mutes, we are strong in our use of products and the choice around it. We are aware of our choices.
What is the best/’most’ important question to ask a theory?
The point of theory is “What can I do with it?”
If there is a really hard reading, try to find small pieces of it that is useful for you. Adrian mentioned this when we were first introduced for the reading.
How is Certeau and Weinberger related? Making do is a knowledge. You turn information into knowledge by using what you have.
Everything change. Nothing last forever.
How do we add a click sound?
How do you edit your interface editor?
How can you make the thumbnail start playing when the arrow goes over it?
Which quality is the best?
Fairly good quality, but keep it small. H264 – Use good quality since Korsakow will compress it again.
How do you preview your project?