“we can’t build a wall. we can only spout pure water again and again and drown his lies” (Eileen Myles, Resist Much, obey little)I accept and hereby complete my parallel digital 100-Day Test, #100hardtruths-#fakenews. Unlike my partner in crime, I seek no rank nor grade nor accrual of followers. I have counted right along side him, but I hope more as mattering than tabulating. For this is not a game, although it has become for me a very much needed daily practice with a 100 count. In my version of the test, I am accountable for the value of and values within what I have built and shared herein.
“Defiant Yet Jubilant Voices Flood U.S. Cities” (Day 2, “[Almost] 100 Days of Page One Headlines“)I reject 45’s methods, logics, beliefs, and linked actions that have been spread and benefited by the #fakenews, while acknowledging that in so doing, I too have shared in. I accept that I am complicit and accountable for my role therein. I would like to learn how to not participate-and-collaborate. I seek to grasp how to take part in digital defiance without collusion.
“White House Memo: Trump Rejects 100-Day Test, Yet Seeks an A” (Day 95)With this last collection of collections above and below, this final accounting of accountings, I testify to the magnificent swell of our jubilant voices and poetic defiance held herein, to the value of our technological archeology and journalistic integrity, the “expansion of consciousness, empathy, and insight,” and to the ever more desperate need for our “stronger imagination of language and humanity.”After the first 100 days, I pledge to heed the poets’ call:
- Working with others, I will “open the book of love and resistance” by taking this at last complete digital primer on digital media literacy into the world thereby connecting it to other people and other primers.
- In community, I will “spout pure water again and again and drown his lies” in the many forms that #100hardtruths-#fakenews embraces and engages: education, activism, history, science, technology, conversation, and art.
- Resist much, obey little: Inaugural poems to the resistance, edited by Michael Boughn & Kent Johnson
- “(Almost) 100 Days of Page One Headlines About Presidents Trump, Obama and Bush,” Larry Buchananm, KK Rebecca Lai, Anjali Singhvi
- Digital Archaeology: Barbican 2014-16: telling the creative history of computers in 100 projects.
- A History of the World in 100 objects, Neil MacGregor
- Human 3.0 Reading List, Cauleen Smith
- #100hardtruths-#fakenews: a primer on digital media literacy