Alien Relationship (by Nathaniel A. Rivers)

Nathaniel Rivers, an Assistant Professor of English at Saint Louis University who teaches rhetorical theory and writing, engages in this video in an experiment in what Ian Bogost calls “carpentry” and what Jim Brown calls “rhetorical carpentry,” in order to reveal nonhuman/nonhuman relationships as they take place alongside human/human and human/nonhuman relationships. “Alien Relationship” combines text from Devin Johnston’s Creaturely and Other Essays, images taken using the Instagram App on Rivers’s iPhone, and a sound effect (“white noise in the house” from klankbeeld at freesound.org). Rivers discusses this video experiment in more detail at his weblog pure_sophist_monster HERE. (Share Link: http://vimeo.com/40426318).