Re: nettime The Society of the Unspectacular

2007-06-18 Thread Morlock Elloi
I'll propose a purely information-theory and somewhat mechanical answer to this issue. As the art is effected through the exposure to information (which will hopefully fire some unused synapses and modify the future behaviour of its customers,) the real change with the networked society is that

Re: nettime The Society of the Unspectacular

2007-06-12 Thread Jon Lebkowsky
On 6/11/07, Felix Stalder [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sunday, 10. June 2007 19:42, Morlock Elloi wrote: If empowerment of the public by cheap self-publishing has demonstrated anything, it is that a vast majority has nothing to say, lacks any detectable talent and mimicks TV in publishing

Re: nettime The Society of the Unspectacular

2007-06-12 Thread Morlock Elloi
One reason for this is that in each battle space, symbolic or real, the stronger wants, well, to win. So if the increase of secrecy is seen as empowerment, it's only natural that one will want opponents (subjects) dis-empowered in that respect. Otherwise it would take all the fun and profit from

Re: nettime The Society of the Unspectacular

2007-06-12 Thread Keith Sanborn
We all like to stand on the corpses of giants; it makes us seem taller, but one should note, that it makes the footing mushy. A superficial attachment of the historical limits of the situationists to a particular set of technologies or their social configurations is very old and very tired

Re: nettime The Society of the Unspectacular

2007-06-11 Thread Felix Stalder
On Sunday, 10. June 2007 19:42, Morlock Elloi wrote: If empowerment of the public by cheap self-publishing has demonstrated anything, it is that a vast majority has nothing to say, lacks any detectable talent and mimicks TV in publishing the void of own life (but unlike TV they derive no