and the Phono-Centric Fabulousness of Tom Levin
1. "Audio-Surveillance in Narrative Film manifests as a narrative excess"
Which as I understand it means that the depiction of surveillance in film, creates a network of possibilities for the viewer/characters. The collection, storing, manipulation, use, misuse, and erasure of the collected data becomes an undepicted but revlevant "excess."
2. Listening as Menace.
3. The sound of rewinding = "The materiality of the signifier"
4. Though the representation of digital is not phenomenally accessible (we can't perceive the media with our senses) , "I insist on the materiality of the digital" ( and it's nearly impossible to get rid of).
5. Error conditions specific to transcriptions are harnessed to signify specificity of new media. (We have such a bright future of errors and artifacts)
6. "A sign is any thing that can be used to lie." - Umberto Eco
7. Tom views himself a working for the "Production of surveillant literacy"
8. Shape Your Data Shadow
9. I'm watched therefore I am.
10. A short history of voicemail.