Techniques of Relation
AFFECT-O-METER – In this video, Jonas Fritsch and Mogens Jacobsen of the IT University of Copenhagen describe their interactive sculpture that responds to movement and other changing parameters in the surrounding environment, making these shifts in therelational field visible in its own movement. This research is part of ongoing research for the 3E Process Seed Bank investigating ways of registering qualitative changes in complex interactions. This concept of the”affect-o-meter” is a key element of 3E’s speculative project of a qualitative economy.
Collective Reading Practices – In-depth collective reading of philosophy has been at the heart of SenseLab activities since its inception, and is equally central to the 3ecologies project. A main reading group has been continuously active for 16 years, and has generated numerous spin-off groups, as well as experimental forms of group reading practice. This ongoing concept-work enters into synergy with practices in registers other than language to form the “research-creation” matrix explored by 3e. In this video, Andrew Murphie and Lone Bertelsen discuss the ethos of “hypothetical sympathy” guiding the collective reading and describe the most widely used experimental technique, which we call “conceptual speed-dating.”

Propositions for Social Dreaming – Andrew Goodman and Erin Manning present their relational quilt proposition for seeding collective dreaming, inspired by a short story by Ursula LeGuin. Between April and December 2019, the three quilts will travel from sleeper to sleeper across SenseLab network following the series of “Minor Movements” events that will form the transition to 3e. The data streams from the quilts will register emergent qualities of relation, of the kind that will be central to the value system of the 3e alter-economy.
Diagramming Writing – An impasse occurs. Suddenly words seem incapable of attending to the contours of a project. The urgency that brought a project into activation is weighed down by a fear of not being capable of articulating its shifting stakes. How to diagram its force back into existence?
The diagramming practice began with a dissertation stalled. The intuition that moved the first diagramming was that visualizing the project’s shape might lead to a better sense not only of its orientation but also of its form. Was the writing as it was unfolding facilitating the project’s potential?
From vectors to portals, shapes emerge through diagramming that make felt where problems have lapsed into false problems and where urgent questions have become sidelined. A practice of drawing what feels most necessary and lingering with its orientations, these diagrams for thinking in the act are not maps so much as cartographic propositions for a thinking that celebrates nuance and recognizes the many voices that run through it.
Schizosomatics – Schizosomatics is a speculative-pragmatic study on modes of experience through the schizz, cut or interval. If somatics is considered a plane of affective swarming of experience that includes the body but is not limited to it, then the multiplicity of schizzes are what (re)compose experience of the plane, allowing it to become, diagrammatically.