Walking in the (Electra)City


This video essay, from 2013, is part of the “MoMLA: From Gallery to Webtext” collection in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (Issue 17.2). It folds together Gregory L. Ulmer’s concept of electracy, Michel de Certeau’s gestures in “Walking in the City,” and Jacque Derrida’s notions of “fevered” and “frivolous,” which manifest in a variety of his works. In bringing these three together, this project attempts to frame and/or put forth a set of considerations for living/maneuvering in an overtly hypermediated culture–and one operative at the speed of light. It explores a variety of considerations across 5 steps (i.e., 5 short video pieces, each no longer than 2 minutes).

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