Day Two: Thursday 9th June 2011
Born-Digital Archive Reference Code: IiS_P.B.6_2011-06-09_log-day-2
Debate whether the performance activity of Instability in Stability is purely focused on archival practice. To what extent is it a domestic spring cleaning process and/or a professionally rigorous exercise in constructing an archive?
Set up an opinion poll: should everything in the loft be included in the archive?
Continuation of making the loft feel more homely.
A ceremonious turning on of The Fan and recollections of my Great Aunt Mary (who the fan used to belong to before she passed away).
Examining a box of childhood books we learn how to make a kite, organisation of my Horrible History collection in correct timeline of historical periods (helped by Anna).
Broadcasted to Rachel’s classroom in Plymouth
Playing of mixtapes and C.D.s, conversations with the students in Rachel’s class who couldn’t quite believe I was broadcasting live and were delighted by my respondes to their directions and conversations on the Ustream Chat Room.
- How do we equate for the random items in the archive? and how to log the things whose provenance we cannot remember?
- How can I chart the connections between the reasons that brought the items originally into my life and to the particular box I re-discover them in?
- How can I develop an archive that references these connections in order to communicate something of my past experience as well as the process of creating the archive itself?
Questions to the audience on archiving:
- How do you group the items you own together?
- Do you have a specific methodology for organising them?
Return to the books and read some extracts out on air. Consideration of fragile items, the wearing of gloves to protect the items. Looking at the Hedgerow Tales book by Enid Blyton, which makes me think of Hedgerow Puzzle. I begin the puzzle. As I forget to press record for the second part of the puzzle the documentation log misses the final hour of the broadcast and viewing the completed puzzle.
Excerpts of conversations documented from the UStream Chat Room:
9:52 am The Loft: Good morning Helsinki 9:53 am The Loft: The live feed will be working in just a few minutes time 10:01 am The Loft: Hi so if the camera stops working or you cannot hear please let me know 10:25 am Anna: Morning! 10:30 am Anna: YES! 10:30 am Anna: YES!! 10:31 am Anna: Wow, I always did wonder... 10:32 am Anna: I was going to say, if you find them in the loft, then its fate! 10:35 am Anna: ha 10:37 am Anna: thread like from the kite/ stitches 10:38 am Anna: I'm looking at myself now... 10:39 am Anna: Nothing major, I am pretty clumsy though, scraped knees... 10:39 am Anna: I have loads of pin*****s on my arms because i donate blood 10:39 am Anna: HA censored! 10:40 am Anna: rhymes with sticks 10:40 am Anna: ha 10:40 am Anna: Yeah! 10:40 am Anna: I am like a peach, I bruise if people poke me 10:40 am Anna: ow! 10:41 am Anna: I was saying you should catalogue everything as if you were an archeologist on a dig, I reckon. I voted on your poll. 10:42 am Anna: Thats why I dont think you should leave anything out 10:44 am Anna: For sure. You are rediscovering things and your audience discovers them for the first time. 10:45 am Anna: Thats why i think its pretty interesting, people are doing this every day, its a reasonably normal c****. Everyone can identify. 10:46 am Anna: Hang on what, it censored c****? 10:46 am Anna: c**** = task 10:46 am Anna: rhymes with poor 10:46 am Anna: is a task you have to do, like cleaning 10:46 am Anna: haha 10:47 am Anna: c-h-o-r-e 10:47 am Anna: i have no idea! 10:47 am Anna: haha 10:48 am Anna: I quite like it but I know people who dont, or who find it hard. 10:49 am Anna: man i love horrible histories 10:49 am Anna: dork 10:50 am Anna: egyptians 10:50 am Anna: british empire 10:50 am Anna: second world war 10:50 am Anna: normans 10:50 am Anna: world war one 10:50 am The Loft: saxons 10:51 am The Loft: stone age 10:51 am The Loft: blizted britain 10:51 am The Loft: incas 10:51 am The Loft: tudors 10:51 am The Loft: goergians 10:51 am The Loft: celts 10:51 am The Loft: tuodors 10:51 am The Loft: stuarts 10:51 am The Loft: aztecs 10:51 am The Loft: vikings 10:51 am The Loft: victorians 10:51 am The Loft: romans 10:52 am The Loft: middle ages 10:52 am The Loft: greeks 10:52 am The Loft: egyptians 10:52 am The Loft: ****** scotland 10:52 am The Loft: dark knights and dingy castles 10:53 am Anna: stoneage 10:53 am Anna: aztecs then incas 10:54 am Anna: then egyptians 10:54 am Anna: they were pretty early 10:55 am Anna: eeesh, its almost incomprehensible 10:55 am Anna: 1100bc! 10:55 am Anna: yeh! 10:56 am Anna: and what they thought of as so far ahead there was no point even putting it on the calender, is nearly here i.e. 2012 10:58 am Anna: nah, i just think they must have thought "thats so far ahead its just not worth it" 10:59 am Anna: their calenders were on stone circles so you had a limited amount of ****e 10:59 am Anna: S-P-A-C-E 10:59 am Anna: They had such a nice humour about them. 11:00 am Anna: the books i men 11:01 am Anna: wow 11:01 am Anna: thats sad 11:03 am Anna: wow 11:03 am Anna: i never knew that 11:06 am Anna: viking are like 300? 11:06 am Anna: defo after romans 11:06 am Anna: bc? really...wow 11:06 am Anna: im going to have to read those books again! 11:07 am Anna: mmmm 11:07 am Anna: shoot 11:07 am Anna: wine is nice 11:08 am Anna: sounds very similar, sans orange 11:09 am Anna: and the pepper sounds interesting 11:09 am Anna: i wonder if the inca one has that chilli hot chocolate stuff 11:09 am Anna: im sure its one of those guys 11:10 am Anna: course, potatoes are american 11:11 am Anna: like ready made mash 11:11 am Anna: ughhh 11:11 am Anna: haha 11:12 am Anna: i would much rather be an aztec than an inca food wise 11:13 am Anna: eeeewww 11:15 am Anna: gutted 11:16 am Anna: vikings then saxons isnt it? 11:16 am Anna: ahaa 11:17 am Anna: ha vikings are cool 11:17 am rachel d: HI CARA - can you say hello to the whole of the ED Media cl*** in the plymski m***ive?? We're tuned in... 11:19 am Anna: yeah, I'm descended from Saxons apparently. 11:20 am Anna: no, the other side - Holst 11:20 am Anna: my mothers father was danish 11:21 am Anna: thats about all ive been told! 11:21 am Anna: pretty british 11:21 am Anna: yeah i always watch them, but i think its weird how people get really emotional about it 11:22 am Guest_870: Hey 11:22 am Anna: v true! 11:22 am Anna: cultural labels are just that 11:22 am GRANT: Hey 11:23 am ADEN: hello!!!!! 11:24 am Room 1.2: HEY 11:24 am Room 1.2: SAY HELLO ROOM 1.2 11:24 am TIM: HELLO 11:25 am TIM: it was my birthday last week 11:25 am Guest_870: Can you hear me?? 11:25 am TIM: yep 11:25 am Guest_870: Hello. Thank you for birthday wishes! 11:26 am Guest_870: yo!!! 11:26 am Guest_870: I'm good. I like your loft. 11:26 am Guest_870: you are too loud now though 11:26 am Guest_870: Do you like the Terry Deary audio books?? 11:26 am Connor: Hello 11:26 am Guest_870: hi cara my names jake metcalfe 11:27 am rachel d: Cara, we're NOT co-hosting 11:27 am Guest_870: you should, his voice is awesome, he sings 11:27 am rachel d: Tell Grant to stop lieing to you 11:27 am GRANT: I am co-hosting 11:27 am rachel d: NO HE ISN'T 11:27 am Guest_870: hi my rich horrocks 11:28 am Adrienne : grant is lying!!! 11:28 am Guest_870: Adrienne is lying!! 11:28 am rachel d: Don't let them distract you... 11:28 am rachel d: Keep asking us what the history book should be called 11:29 am Grant: lets have a debate 11:29 am Guest_870: hi i am jake metcalfe, will you be my friend please 11:29 am Grant: tell connor that xbox is for noobs 11:29 am Beth: Are we supposed to suggest history book names?? 11:29 am rachel d: room 1.2 is full of computers 11:29 am rachel d: they are now just getting you to read things out loud 11:29 am Adrienne: victorians are a cool historic era. 11:30 am Grant: No your not sad your cool 11:30 am Guest_870: my names jake metcalfe and i get the party started 11:30 am Grant: Have you got a sandwich maker?? 11:30 am Beth: she was the shortest and longest queen. 11:31 am Beth: 3 centimetres 11:31 am Guest_674: hi 11:31 am Adrienne: yummy 11:31 am Beth: they were the same person 11:31 am Guest_870: LARGE AND IN CHARGE!!! 11:31 am Desmond: tell aden that PS3 sucks 11:31 am Beth: you never see them in the same room 11:32 am Beth: Stormin' Normans Baby!! 11:32 am Desmond: what a fate... 11:32 am Adrienne: intrestinnnnnnnn 11:32 am Tim ****: I've got to go. Have a nice time in the loft. See you soon! Tim 11:33 am jamie: why are you in the loft 11:33 am The Loft: www.instability-in-stability.co.uk 11:34 am jake: welcome to the gun show 11:34 am Ellie: rachels cl*** are all watchibg big screen style 11:34 am jake: add my fac 11:34 am Steve: 1500 11:34 am Grant: Where you from? 11:34 am adrienne: present day 11:34 am Steve: Renaissance is cool 11:35 am rachel d: what are you after? in terms of suggestions from the cl***? 11:35 am Anna: Its called the 'internet age' 11:35 am rachel d: I love how it bleeds out cl*** 11:35 am Beth: the 90's 11:35 am The Loft: c-l-a-s-s 11:35 am Beth: The nasty 90's 11:35 am Ellie: like this? h-e-l-l-o 11:35 am adrienne: what?!?!?!?! 11:36 am adrienne: 90's is the best music!! 11:36 am Beth: there was brilliant music!!! 11:36 am Ellie: it could be the era of the mobile phone. 11:36 am Holly: This doesnt seem to be streaming for me 11:36 am Jesus: I enjoy 25 century music 11:36 am adrienne: oasis! 11:36 am Jesus: Techno.. lots of it 11:36 am Beth: Blur, oasis but I really love the 60's, you should do the sixties, awesome 11:36 am Anna: gtg Car, off to see our friend with the baby, tara, have fun! 11:36 am adrienne: drum n b***! dubstep 11:37 am Holly: I'll watch Ustream but follow chat here 11:37 am Ellie: chase and status! 11:37 am BBBEEENNN: torrent 11:37 am Grant: Can you say "lets get high on tech" 11:37 am adrienne: dj blend 11:37 am Grant: Vist - **********************/user/AppleStoreCentral 11:37 am adrienne: and everything is on itunes 11:38 am Grant: "Lets get high on tech" 11:39 am Grant: Hello im back 11:39 am Holly: finally back on the stream 11:39 am Holly: after watching another five hour energy 11:39 am Holly: ad 11:39 am Beth: those are all 90's bands 11:40 am adrienne: yeah! 11:40 am Ellie: yehhhh! 11:40 am Beth: yeh 11:40 am Grant: Yes play it lound 11:40 am Ellie: really loud to annoy rachel hehe 11:40 am Holly: personally i wouldnt mind hearing loveburger again 11:40 am Grant: Yes Ellie nice and lound 11:40 am Holly: been a long while 11:41 am Grant: Play this - **********************/watch?v=8mep27sDAek 11:41 am Ellie: im just kidding rachell! 11:41 am BBBEEENNN: christmas lights??????? how cuuuurious 11:42 am BBBEEENNN: groovy 11:42 am Ellie: woo virtual tour 11:43 am Grant: WoW nice place you have there 11:43 am Holly: so are they all of your own things in the loft? 11:44 am BBBEEENNN: just make sure there arnt any dead bodies back there 11:45 am Ellie: haha ben ¬_¬ 11:45 am BBBEEENNN: xD 11:45 am Holly: that's really interesting 11:45 am Holly: also, what does cohosting involve? 11:45 am Holly: there's a button i see on ustream 11:46 am Belvedere : Woaaahhhh!!!! 11:46 am Holly: i'll give it a whirl in an hour or so 11:46 am Holly: not on the webcam laptop at the moment 11:46 am Holly: TAPES!! 11:46 am Holly: mix tapes are always my favourite thing to find 11:47 am Belvedere: i bet you dont have a hack saw up there 11:47 am Grant: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hello104 11:47 am Holly: Jeff Buckley is a bit of an anomalae! 11:47 am Grant: Please watch my stream 11:47 am Grant: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hello104 11:48 am Belvedere: i have an old red wheelchair in my loft 11:48 am Belvedere: i ride it around screaming 11:48 am Grant: I'm streaming - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hello104 11:49 am Belvedere: no nothing like that its more crashing into struts and almost falling down the loft hole 11:49 am Grant: tune in - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hello104 11:49 am Holly: i think that's potentially a story 11:49 am Holly: you made up... 11:49 am Holly: cara you're famous 11:49 am Holly: you're on a projector 11:49 am Belvedere: well i do have a red wheelchair in my loft 11:49 am Holly: on this guys stream 11:49 am Belvedere: so there 11:50 am Grant: we are all loving the show 11:50 am Holly: i think they're watching you in a cl***room 11:50 am Holly: *cl a ss room 11:50 am Ellie: we are holly 11:50 am Belvedere: i also have a crossbow in my loft 11:50 am Belvedere: i am grants friend 11:50 am Belvedere: he thinks 11:50 am BBBEEENNN: I have a barret 50 call xD 11:51 am Holly: I do guided meditation 11:51 am Holly: haha 11:51 am Belvedere: ben you are such a f**&% 11:51 am Holly: i think you're thinking amanda holden 11:51 am Ellie: britains got talent 11:51 am adrienne: yes guided meditation! 11:51 am BBBEEENNN: Belvedere is bullying me... 11:51 am Holly: I'm signing off for a bit but i'll sign back in with the webcam laptop in a bit 11:52 am Holly: and cohost 11:52 am Belvedere: i think at the end of this stream you should jump full speed into all those boxes 11:52 am BBBEEENNN: I SAW A GHOST 11:52 am Belvedere: she cant see us 11:52 am BBBEEENNN: THERE IT IS AGAIN AAA 11:53 am Grant: Do you like out room? 11:53 am Belvedere: are their rats up there 11:53 am Belvedere: there are probably rats 11:53 am rachel d: @Belvedere - I like the boxes idea - see http://youtu.be/4wVOtZIVmfA 11:53 am Grant: whats that behide you?? 11:54 am Belvedere: what lived in the cage behind you 11:54 am Grant: who's that old lady stood behind you? 11:54 am Belvedere: yes the cage put it on your head 11:54 am Grant: lol you looked 11:55 am Belvedere: 11:55 am Ellie: can you sing us a song 11:55 am Grant: SING 11:55 am Belvedere: hamster!!!!! 11:55 am Belvedere: i knew it 11:56 am Ellie: sing please 11:56 am Belvedere: i bought a hamster yesterday its called colonel bear 11:56 am BBBEEENNN: get a kitty 11:56 am Belvedere: yep 11:56 am Bob: i had two hamsters , eyore and piglet 11:56 am Grant: I dont like Belvedere 11:56 am BBBEEENNN: D': 11:56 am Belvedere: i had hamsters called beethoven and hamish they are buried together in the garden 11:57 am BBBEEENNN: omg no one likes you Belvedere 11:57 am Bob: awww poor beethoven... i dont like hamish 11:57 am rachel d: right, prepare to say good bye to 11:57 am rachel d: all of these guys Cara 11:57 am rachel d: BYEEEEE 11:58 am Ellie: BYEEEEE! we have to do work now 11:58 am BBBEEENNN: But i dont wannna goo!!AAAAAAAAAAA 11:58 am Grant: LOVE YOU BYE 11:58 am BBBEEENNN: XXXXX 11:58 am BBBEEENNN: YAAAAAAAAAAAY 11:58 am Belvedere: i must go 11:59 am Belvedere: goodbye friends 11:59 am Bob: aha we have decieved rachel and we are still here hehehe 11:59 am Bob: haha we have decieved rachel and we are still here 12:39 pm The Loft: does anyone have a favourite puzzle? or do they have a special way of tackling a puzzle? 12:57 pm The Loft: puzzles puzzles puzzles 12:58 pm Guest_98: i cant watch it on the website, i have to go to ustream 12:59 pm Guest_98: oh soz its kirsty! hehe 12:59 pm The Loft: oooo ok 12:59 pm The Loft: thats ok 12:59 pm The Loft: i now understand whats happening 1:04 pm The Loft: ok because of the volume of traffic the video is not working so well on the live page - this means you can watch the video from the ustream page but unfortunately the chat feature does not appear on the ustream page - i can enable this but it then means you have to register to be able to type. so for now if you can bear with me for the last two hours of today’s broadcast then i can fix the traffic problem for tomorrow
Challenges that arose from today’s Chat Room discussions:
Everything in the loft should be included in the archive [created by Anna]
I should catalogue everything as if I were on an archaeological dig [created by Anna]
Jump at full speed in to all of the boxes [created by Belvedere and confirmed by rachel_d]
Born-Digital Archive Reference Code: IiS_A.A.4_2011-06-09_15.39_LAPSody_log-day-2