From: <email@example.com>Subject: Provocation Discussion - May 3rd, 1:00-1:30pm EST
Date: April 27, 2021 at 1:03:45 PM GMT-4
To: Frederic Bevilacqua <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Sha Xin Wei <email@example.com>, Teoma Naccarato <firstname.lastname@example.org>, John MacCallum <email@example.com>
First, thank you again for carving time out of your schedule to join us in conversation. The following information details how we’ll move through our discussion and how you can prepare.
Discussion Details and Structure: The plan is to record and share a series of, 30-minute discussions between ‘provocateurs’---those who submitted provocations back in 2018 in response to the question: “What escapes computation in interactive performance?” Meetings will be hosted and recorded on Zoom (link provided in this meeting request). All three of the project facilitators (Teoma, John, and Jessica) will be present during the conversation to host and hold space. Our aim is to keep the discussion low-key, conversational, and open-ended. We are not trying to reach some sort of summary conclusion or solution within 30 minutes. Rather, we see these discussions as another way in which we continue the rich dialogue put forth in the provocations and currently buzzing on our SloMoCo Discord channel. To give you a sense of how we’ll structure the 30 minutes, here is a flexible outline:
- Brief introduction by facilitators and sharing of provocations by provocateurs - 10 min (2-3 min per provocation)
- Provocateurs ask each other questions and discuss - 10 minutes
- Facilitators join in conversation - 10 minutes
For sharing your provocation, you can read or summarise, and comment on your current thinking about it. A link to your provocation will be posted alongside the video of the discussion.
Please feel free to join us 5 - 10 minutes early if you wish. We won’t start recording until everyone is settled in, but we also want to be respectful of your time and keep the entire session as close to 30 minutes as possible.
Preparation: All we need you to do in advance is i) revisit your own provocation, and those of the other two provocateurs; and ii) bring one question for each other person, based on their provocation. The purpose for this discussion is to collectively read your three provocations through one another, exploring connections and generative tension in perspectives.
Here are links to the three provocations for your session: