after reading 4

I’m working towards developing a measure: a method of assessing progression and  a way of recording the results of research over a period of time. I began today by drawing some simple forms — a square, a circle, and an unusual shape. I repeat the gesture of tracing over the same marks hundreds of times. Repetition is comforting. I mark the page, I mark the mark and the page, I move slowly at first, calculating the motion. I don’t have perfect control. I make marks over marks, almost always diverging from the previous path …the desire to trace and the desire to evade. There is a tension in the mark as I search for new territory, unmarked territory. The shapes seem to drift,  if I continue they will leave the paper. Speed leads to simplicity. Fluidity.

About constanzasilva

I am currently a PhD candidate in Education (educational technology specialization) at Concordia University. My approach to research in education is interdisciplinary; I draw upon science and technology studies, the philosophy of technology, the visual and media arts, educational technology, higher education studies and adult education. I am following the debates on MOOCs in popular and academic literature, as they occurred between 2012-2015, to illuminate constructions of "public" and "private" interests surrounding technology issues in education. I hold a Master of Fine Arts (Concordia University 2005) with a specialization in robotic arts and graphic design. View all posts by constanzasilva

Comments are disabled.

%d bloggers like this: