Here is the fairly shambolic attempt at the COP presentation, another to add to the pile I haven’t delivered to the class after relapses in the ol’ anxiety issues.
Some of the slides need expanding on, yes. So let’s:
- This is me trying to create a flowchart of a kind, organising the bits of disparate thought. Read away,
- This is introducing some of the topics from the flowchart – in another dimension I’d have talked them out a little in the presentation.
- Here, I was beginning to figure out where I wanted to drop my thinkin’ pins.
- This is a sentence, I’m sure of it. I wanted to say something more about recovering from the trauma of abandonment issues after leaving the womb, and Freudian jazz like that.
- NGE – this, I was just going to try my best to explain coherently. I wasn’t feeling too confident about that idea, but I had hoped the whole hype around having giant robots and mounds of archaic religious references would be enough to dazzle my audience, and that would be enough.
- Then this slide, which I would skillfully lead onto:
- Japan’s integration with technology, and more recent falling population, along with the idea that Anno’s anime comes from a subconscious connection with the zeitgeist of the time
- Look to my post on Masaaki Yuasa (I was winging this too).
- More winging – this sequence in Jan Svankmajer’s Faustus – just some reanimation fright through the medium of animation.
- Dancing Diana, from Conrad Shawcross – bringing robots into our arts scene, further infiltrating into extra aspects of our lives – marks the beginning of my research into robotics as a launchpad into automata.
- Just drawing – enjoying shapes.
- More drawing – having problems.
- Idea of future baby environment – thinking on replacing traditional mother figure with technology in very literal sense.
- Automaton idea.