dance #190, dance your phd II

Sunday June 28, 2009

dance #190, dance your phd IIDance Your PhD, Take II

“Embodied animations are explorations of the textures and tones of what could be called the ‘molecular practices’ of cells, including the range of molecular habits and desires that life scientists articulate through their modeling efforts. Already lured by lively stories of molecular life, these researchers tap into their bodies and imaginations to hypothesize possible molecular forms and movements. This liveliness excites biological imaginations, forms of inquiry, and pedagogical interactions; and I see these performative affects as intrinsic to the conceptual and material work and play required to produce and propagate molecular knowledge.” (An excerpt from my new paper called “Dance Your PhD” that I’m presenting at a workshop called Performing Science in July)

10:30 p.m. A 5 minute dance in the study. Happy to have just finished writing this paper. The dance is less about the paper, than the pleasure-filled feeling of completion. The dance moves to the rhythms of a new Santogold song. The day was joyous. Post-Pride at PS Kensington. Sunset showers, the sky aglow, alighting musicians and revelers along Augusta. Alice cries from downstairs while I draw. The night drips with falling clouds.

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~ by nmyers on June 28, 2009.

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