IRQ ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS
- Sandy Baldwin (West Virginia University)
- JR Carpenter (OBORO, Montréal)
- John Cayley, Moderator (Brown University)
- Roderick Coover (Temple University)
- Aden Evens (Dartmouth College)
- Erkki Huhtamo (UCLA)
- Mark Jeffery (SAIC)
- Liansu Meng (University of Michigan)
- Judd Morrissey (SAIC)
- Jessica Pressman (Yale University)
- Francisco Ricardo (Boston University)
- Alan Sondheim (NYC)
- John Zib (Mëmo Media, Providence)
Interrupt Roundtable Guidelines
We plan to organize these roundtables in such a way as to promote the maximum possible open discussion
amongst all those attending. There will be a number of prominent, named critics, theorists, and artists
who will have been asked to speak, but we do not want them to give papers or even 'panel-style' presentations.
Instead they will prepare an IRQ. The roundtables will be chaired by John Cayley, CPU, who will not otherwise
interrupt. We would like everyone to follow these proposed guidelines:
- Invited and named speakers are asked to attend all the roundtable sessions (whether or not they
hold an IRQ for that session) and to sit 'in the round' with all other attendant-participants
- At each roundtable session, four or five of the named speakers will have the right - using their IRQ - to interrupt the discussion, at any time, and hold the floor for a maximum of five minutes (no minimum).
- All attendant-participants will together choose one of the named speakers to either begin the roundtable discussions with an intervention -- thus using up their IRQ -- or to nominate another speaker to begin.
- Once a speaker has completed their interruption, discussion is open to all attendant-participants, including IRQs. Discussion will be strictly chaired: all interruptions of all kinds must pass through the CPU.
- The remaining speakers with IRQs are asked to attend carefully to the discussion and, rather in the manner of an old-school, no-ritual Quaker meeting, listen for the moment when their prepared IRQ would be most beneficial to the discussion processes.
- A named speaker will begin the roundtable discussions with an intervention, and so use up their IRQ. They will be chosen either by a straw-poll of all attendant-participants or by chance operation. If the chosen IRQ does not wish to begin discussions, they may nominate another IRQ.