281c9c: experiments of wade tillett…process, create, everyday, live, immediate, immanent, present, within…
and here we are

our interest is in the practice of everyday life. our projects confront people (including ourselves) in a casual way and create reflections on meaning and life. we take things in daily life that people already do/use and intervene. where do people situate meaning? where don’t they? can we break into that avoidance, or tease out….

17
Apr
2009
streetwalk
Printer error sheets
15
May
2003
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Objectification: 1998 Architecture Thesis Project

Color PDF version, minus appendix (~4Mb):  Online version: http://281c9c.org/2003/12/06/abstract/ Version of record from Ball State University Library: Objectification : CAP undergraduate thesis / Wade Tillett Abstract: Objectification is our ability to control reality, to place images of ourselves within reality which are independent from ourselves.  This is what objectification is about, at the root, is….

05
Jun
1998
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Prologue (Textual Explorations Book 1)

Found this trashy romance novel at the el stop. Was going to use it as a notebook, but when I opened it, decided it would be much more interesting if the text that was already there served as more than some artsy background. What if, instead, a sort of intercourse could occur that would redefine….

11
May
2003
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What kids love at school

friends a caring adult food socialization something to do structure purpose to action to explore to feel needed to talk and be listened to to listen a refuge awe and wonder to value others to value others’ work to be valued to experience to test the limits to challenge to question to create a product….

01
Dec
2009
too long sucking bones

someday i will get new teeth you see (and i will know how to use them teeth through flesh too long sucking bones) i am scorching deep inside you scalding your inner fleshy denial no there is no tender meat left none as there was when it was i rolled over, bludgeoned, bloodied, penetrated my….

06
Dec
2003
suspicious circumstances (the crime of)

East Chicago, IN May 21, 2003 A hobby photographer was detained, frisked, interrogated, threatened with indefinite detention, and ultimately had his camera and film confiscated due to the crime of “suspicious circumstances” – the crime according to the police report of the incident. The photographer was stopped by police after British Petroleum security agents called….

21
May
2003
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The plan abandoned.

The unavoidable theoretical crisis, lurking for years as an outline, a shadow at the edge of a glance, an uneasy feeling, has finally become apparent. It is in the face of this spectre that I am abandoning the profession of architecture. While innumerous evils haunt this profession, they are not in the end what has….

30
Mar
2004
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CHA Buildings to be Demolished

Detailed List of All Buildings to be Demolished FY2001-2004 From Appendix III of CHA “Plan for Transformation Year 2, FY2001, Moving to Work Annual Plan” Revision 10/2/00, Pages 59-71.   webmaster@thefrictioninstitute.org thefrictioninstitute.org

26
Nov
2003
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Join the carnival. Another world has begun.

  The parade is an actual positive action, creating a positive festival while simultaneously actually improving the surroundings it marches through. Just by walking through the neighborhood, the neighborhood improves. How? By picking up trash. We will comb the neighborhood. Pick stuff up off the curbs. Select beauties from the dumpsters. Pots and pans and….

06
Dec
2003
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matrix

    the problem of consumption, of the definition of self through that which we consume, becomes that we attempt to rebel against consumerism by consuming things which are different from the model we feel we are held to. that is, we attempt to be anti-consumers through a mode af consuming that which we are….

06
Dec
1999
materialization as conceptualization

a tactile creation. tangible. palpable. material. corporeal. a material conception. actions and reactions. immediate. intuitive. production of sound and light. the realization of the limits of a physical self and its interactions with the environment. open perception. a clearing and filling of the mind. a tactile creation which is born and lives in the present…..

06
Dec
1999
Chicago Public Schools Parodies
28
Sep
2012
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Posts and backdating

Look out for backdates in upcoming posts.

15
May
2012
It’s official: Chicago Public Schools Parents may opt their children out of excessive testing

from Substance News. See http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=1208&section=Article for the full article. by: Sharon Schmidt In late March the Chief Education Officer Barbara Eason-Watkins replied to my concerns in a letter. This is what she wrote about opting out: “Parents are not required to sign releases for their children to participate in any assessment series. If parents choose….

30
Aug
2010
A Parent’s Guide to Standardized Tests in Chicago Public Schools

This is a DRAFT prepared with the CORE Testing Task Force. If you know of additional tests or have corrections, please email me. If your child attends Chicago Public Schools, they are subject to a complicated and overwhelming system of standardized tests. While students are repeatedly filling in bubbles on answer sheets and preparing to….

08
Jul
2010
Please Send a Postcard to Michelle Obama

Mine is below. Please send yours to: First Lady Michelle Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Templates and more information is here: http://timeoutfromtesting.org/mobama.php — Dear Michelle Obama, I was at Grant Park on election night. Your husband reminded us of the changes that occurred in the last 100 years, and….

01
Jun
2010
Merit Pay: What are they paying for?

I don’t really care if merit pay increases test scores or not, because I don’t think test scores are a measure of what education is all about. Still, if they do not raise test scores, as this report states, then why are they paying? To bust the union? To pave the way for privatization? To….

01
Jun
2010