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Renate thanks for a good resumé of the past week :)
Here are some of the blogs I visite regularly


an excellent blog about art architecture and tech, not updated regularly
but with a great archive)



Lot ot variation and well written...


buildings and news


Leopold Lambert, architect, theorist, manages this blog and the Funambulist
Magazine. Art, maps, architecture, Palestine...


Lands in conflict, art, poetry, politics. Very enjojable.


On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 4:59 PM, Renate Terese Ferro <rfe...@cornell.edu>

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> Hello empyreans!
>  I am just getting back and caught up on the last three days of posts.  I
> just wanted to respond to Sarah’s post to point out that when you reach out
> to those who may have more knowledge, more experience or even a different
> point of view you are connecting through a network of acquaintances.  When
> Melinda first envisioned a soft-skinned space she invited a VIRTUAL network
> of artists, technologists, writers, about fifty in the beginning, all who
> were friends and acquaintances.  -empyre - allowed this group to exchange
> ideas and even coding information during the early days of html.  In the
> spirit of that early network, -empyre- continues to share knowledge,
> information, and most importantly perspectives from many.  A listserv is
> simply a tool.  It’s a coded platform that enables text based sharing.
> Jake wrote <snip>
> ...why one thinks that empyre is a useful resource when conducting
> research or learning from
> others. Im wondering, won't the information sometimes be biased or
> incorrect ...
> <snip>
>  Jake that is why the listserv has proved to be useful for so many.  For
> example a few years ago I was interested in learning about wearable
> technology.  I gathered together a list of artists and technologists whose
> work intersected with the topic.  For an entire month the group shared
> ideas, information, links, and images with many of our -empyre-subscribers
> joining in.  Of course not all 2000 subscribers ever participate at any
> given time but there are groups within the membership that self-organize
> around the topics that are featured and interested to them.
> When information is printed or published tt it may contain a bias, take
> for example our news sources today that are being informed and delivered by
> social media.   The listserv platform is a discussion space and in any
> discussion there are always complicated but interesting layers that can be
> checked, discussed, and even debated as Murat pointed out in his post.
> A huge shout out to Ana for joining us this past week.  I know that all of
> my students gained so much from sharing your experiences and you probably
> noted that Lauren has become a Stumble upon fan.
> Thanks also to Alan, and Murat, Johannes, Catherine, Nicole, Craig, Brian,
> and Melinda for adding so many historical references for our newer
> subscribers who may not be aware of the early history of online information
> sharing.
> More a bit later this after noon.  Wondering if any of you have technology
> and art blogs that you visit or write for regularly. Thanks to all Renate
> Renate Ferro
> Visiting Associate Professor
> Director of Undergraduate Studies
> Department of Art
> Tjaden Hall 306
> rfe...@cornell.edu
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