Archinect - off-NARRATIVES: 2020-07-06T04:05:00-04:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150059560/refreshing-posts-here-starting-5-1 Refreshing posts here Starting 5/1! Patrick McAndrews 2018-04-11T17:48:21-04:00 >2018-04-11T17:48:21-04:00 <p>Look out for new posts here on a regular basis starting May 1, 2018!</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/149999607/an-error-has-an-aura-reading-boym-s-nostalgic-technology-notes-for-an-off-modern-manifesto An Error has an Aura- Reading Boym's "Nostalgic Technology: Notes for an Off-Modern Manifesto" Patrick McAndrews 2017-03-27T03:24:00-04:00 >2020-04-23T14:36:02-04:00 <p>Technique, at its most fundamental core, is a procedure of errors. It is the conscious sacrifice of precision and accuracy in some areas to the exclusion of others and as Svetlana Boym relates, &ldquo;avant-garde artists and critics used the word &ldquo;technique&rdquo; to mean an estranging device of art that lays bare the medium and makes us see the world anew,&rdquo;(1). So technique cannot be understood as an instrument for divining the objective truth of a thing, each rendering process has its own errors and &lsquo;out-takes&rsquo;. The process of any <em>techne</em> is the reinterpretation of a predecessor (a source of inspiration, perhaps) insofar as it creates new meaning.</p><p>So often we think of technique in the context of reproduction; how do I produce what was in my head, manifesting that conception into some sort of physical space. We also think about what mode of reproduction will best represent the task we wish to take on.&nbsp; In this context technological errors can easily combine with the errors of thought and process...</p>