Digitally drunk


I am at the same time in agreement with and confused aobut your your analysis of the situation, Simon.

In agreement about the sudden and imposed reality of "online teaching" and assorted (corporate) environments. In agreement that few have the luxury of a "home office" (I do, but then I used to earn my living from that very home office before I committed myself to working full-time for a university).

In agreement that scheduling parallel online educational universes plus a household can be a nightmare only aggravated by those educational universes that idiosyncraticly seem unable to imagine that they're not the only one families have to cope with and by kids who tend to turn quarantine into pyjama holidays and messing up the house since parents are at home to clean up after them.
On a side note: this has always been the case, both the idiosyncracy of educational institutions and kids expecting homes to be hotels, and we have not made it a priority to fix this in the first place.

Confused, however, about the way you imagine teaching online (male monologues, ppt presentations). Confused that being equipped with the tools and knowledge to analyse digital systems does apparently not translate into recognizing other affordances of digital systems and using them for creating a digital learning set-up. Confused that you indeed speak of teaching and not learning. Confused that you don't suggest jumping the digitalisation of an industrial university model and instead trying performative learning, collective writing, collectively creating a ppt even in some kind of critical dialogue...

I don't know where to go from this, but maybe we can continue this discussion in some way, here or elsewhere.

Peter Troxler

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Simon Strick ist Amerikanist, Autor und Theatermacher. Er promovierte zum Konnex von Schmerz, race und Gender. Sein Forschungsprojekt, gefördert von der Volkswagenstiftung, untersucht die affektiven Botschaften und Mechanismen in der Onlinepräsenz identitärer rechter Bewegungen. Er arbeitet außerdem an einer Edition zur amerikanischen Eugenik sowie einem Buch zur Repräsentation geistiger Behinderung im US-Kino bis 1960. Mit Susann Neuenfeldt leitet er das Berliner Performancekollektiv PKRK.
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