Monday was a work day.
Tuesday was Nobel – me and S watched basically everything streaming on SVT Play, starting at 1pm with the peace prize ceremony in Oslo and Abiy Ahmed’s impressive speech.
On Wednesday I started rewriting my master’s thesis proposal.
On Thursday I went to the yearly house meeting which went on for over four hours, so I missed Artistic practices.
On Friday I finished the proposal. Images, race and representation was cancelled.
On Saturday me and S participated as actors (read: extras) in a film shooting in a party setting. Interesting for me to see how a professional shoot is organised: The different roles, the generous timetable where basically the whole day is used for preparations that lead up to the relatively short actual shooting. And the feeling of everyone in the team working together, doing their part, to create something. The film will be used for applying to a film school.
They shot the film on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. I’ve never seriously checked out Blackmagic cameras, but now that I do they seem very interesting for filmmaking. Unfortunately it seems they won’t work with the expensive Sony lenses that S and I have invested in.
Today I polished the master’s thesis proposal, let S read it (he had especially one small but important change suggestion), and finally sent it off – submitted! It feels great to put the research proposal behind me so that I can start focusing more on the actual research.
Disinformation operations aren’t typically fake news or outright lies. Disinformation is most often simply spin. Spin is hard to spot and easy to believe, especially if you are already inclined to do so.
Professional disinformation isn’t spread by the account you disagree with — quite the opposite. Effective disinformation is embedded in an account you agree with.
The Marcel Duchamp documentary felt like an hour-long piano concert.
- Eddo-Lodge, Reni. 2017. Why I’m Not Talking to White People About Race.
- 5: “The Feminism Question”, pp. 93-117.
- Rolling Stone/Darren Linvill and Patrick Warren: That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It
- Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible (Matthew Taylor, 2018, 53 min)