November 9, 2022 Fall 2022Slide from Teacher Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s introduction to primitive hypertext.
Students in Teaching & Learning As Primitive Hypertext have been talking a lot about relationships. Relationships between students and teachers, institutions, and places of study. Our relationships with the natural world. Our relationships with texts.Hypertext created by Lizz: Hand-drawn images and quotes from recent encounters.
Our ongoing, slippery yet inseparable relationship with our own selves, past and future. As teacher Kameelah Janan Rasheed says, _all learning is relational_. Following Octavia Butler, students explored what their own primitive hypertexts are. In these primitive hypertexts the link is not a link but the connections we make and the relationships we recognize. Primitive hypertexts took the form of collage, zines, storytelling websites, floor plans, and mind maps.Hypertext created by Ris: Virtual and physical learning artifacts laid on the ground including books and website screenshots Hypertext created by Holly: collaged hypertext assembled from scanned notebooks with quick sketches in blue and red, scrawling text, and scanned post-itsHypertext Zine created by Nabil: a hypertext zine of important interconnecting fragments featuring a diagram of subjects, an excerpt of insect structure building, and serif quote.
Participants in Teaching & Learning are creating their own hypertext of concepts, references, and phrases as they respond and riff in class on are.na.Are.na channel for class.Hypertext created by Mae.