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m o v e m e n t


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f r a m e
"This boat [in which we are] talking
is actually filled with the signals
of over a million radio stations".

Buckminster Fuller 1972 [1]

pricklings is the web component of my doctoral research project. The thesis title is "pricklings: The Appearance of Interiority and Digital Connectivity".

The site is not a web version of the thesis, that is, it doesn't seek to simply digitize the work of print in the way of instrumentalist 'reasonable' language. There is a base architecture in place here that might allow the ongoing construction of folded and interweaving forms, ideas and 'percepts': "packets of sensations and relations that live on independently of whoever experiences them".[2] As such the structure is what it 'is' - always finished and at the same time never finished.

The area for the thesis is architecture, design and philosophy, specifically where the idea and practice of architecture touches the idea and practice of art. I am following (and making) a line of inquiry that asks questions lukazoid textingof the ideas of interiority and architecture in light of digital connectivity. What and where are the resultant shifts in attitudes and practices toward bodies, subjects, habitats and languages? There is something about the configurations of the notions of 'physical' that have long been redundant and at the same time, still affect. To ask the question 'What is the 'appearance' of digital connectivity' is perhaps to ask questions of the (in)visible : how it does, how it makes, and how it affects all sorts of bodies.

My 'premises' are two complications that trouble architecture. Firstly the idea(s) that mark interiority and secondly the distinction between the actual and the virtual. How do these terms appear how are they manifested at which points where are the places of exit and entry - the limits? And, what marks the limit(s)? pricklings as 'site' does not seek to answer this rhetoric - rather to make something: whatever...

Despite appearances network models are not new to architecture. As space, the Internet (and all its vehicles), exhibit the characteristics of Buckminster Fuller's predicitions of 'unseen infrastructural networks' and 'hypermobility of people and architecture'. [3] 'The Net' is an example of space-time that is interior and exterior at the same time - thick with traffic, formless, unsettled and settled.

In a ghosting of present day Deleuzian rhizomatics, the 1960's Japanese Metabolists used a model of plant growth to design speculative architecture that allowed the disintigration of parts and the continual updating, replacement or even generation of new services as they were invented/developed. The Metabolist's approach differed from Archigram - with whom they are often associated - in that their concepts worked from the conjunction of the metaphysical and techne rather than the western scientific (instrumentalist) model.

pricklings (as a web site) is the labor of love, a small chance perhaps, "not the just ideas, just ideas". [4] This working owes much to the writing and thinking of Gilles Deleuze/ Henri Bergson, Jacques Derrida and Helene Cixous. And also to the teaching of Gregory Ulmer and Dr Linda Marie Walker. LMW is my supervisor. Her teaching, support and encouragement are invaluable.

Coming to Architecture, and specifically Interior Architecture as a visual artist-writer renders a certain outside-ness and makes this interior work (of writing process) doubly vulnerable. As it should be. As it is ...

[1] Wigley, Mark. "Network Fever", Grey Room 04, Summer 2001, p 82-122, 113
[2] Deleuze, Gilles. Negotiations 1972-1990, Joughin, Martin. trans. New York : Columbia University Press, 1995, 137
[3] Wigley, 114
[4] Deleuze, citing Godard, 1995:38

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"Hoskin, Teri (2002) pricklings: The Appearance of Interiority and Digital Connectivity PhD thesis component, [in-process] Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, http://ensemble.va.com.au/pricklings [accessed (date)]"
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Citation notes and conventions
Citations are made within the text (MLA derivative), or, in the case of a web site or file, the word or image is linked with notes appearing in the status bar at the bottom of the window. Uncited images and movie files are produced by me. Mouse clicking these links will open the site in a new window; pricklings will remain in a separate window in your browser (these notes are for people unfamiliar with this way of reading from the browser screen). Footnotes appear on the same screen they are referenced from.
All citations are fully referenced in the Bibliography.

An earlier version of day-night was published by Leonardo Electronic Almanac vol. 10, no. 8, August, 2002. The special double issue, edited by Linda Carolli, is devoted to 'textuality, virtuality, technology'.
 
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Contact details
Teri Hoskin: @: ti at va.com.au

Supervisor:
Dr Linda Marie Walker:
@: linda.walker at unisa.edu.au
tel [wk] : +61 8 83020746

Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design

University of South Australia

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