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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Re: killing shakespeare
Daniel Young on Wed, 17 Apr 2002 12:59:01 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Re: killing shakespeare


I respectfully refer you to NewZoid at http://www.newzoid.com as a genuine
example of new media art, using computer software to tamper with and mock
the dominant news information form of our information society and allowing
visitors to join in the deep, therapeutic play. Methinks this aleatory
infogenesis has a Shakespearean richness to it.
Daniel Young

----- Original Message -----
From: "Morlock Elloi" <morlockelloi {AT} yahoo.com>
To: <nettime-l {AT} bbs.thing.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 5:14 PM
Subject: <nettime> Re: killing shakespeare


>
> >Did you ever wonder what would happen ... what was suppose to happen ...
> >when 500 million people connect? When your mind imagined the
possibilities
> >did it get stuck? Did it stop? Did you believe Wall Street and Madison
> >Avenue when they told you what the Internet was ... and how it was to be
> >used?
> >
> >I hope you didn't.
>
> Apparently the so-called "new media" hype is an ongoing and persistent
fallacy.
>
> There was always a large number of con-men and con-women gathering around
new
> trends, "giving new meanings to words", saying utter idiocies and looking
at
> you expectantly while their peers with vested interests applaud.
>
> It works.
>
> But never was a trend - computing machines in this case - so deeply
intertwined
> with big, no scratch that - HUGE money. This is the first time ever. Bozos
that
> were selling us new hyper-cyber-human-liberating space are still around
and get
> paid to talk.
>
> So let's look at the "new media," as promoted by technologically
illiterate
> social engineers.
>
> There is image delivery and sound delivery, there is some interaction with
the
> machine, which was previously encoded and executes either locally or
remotely
> over the network (local example would be a computer program executing on
your
> PC, or a flash code within the browser; classic web is the best example of
the
> remote encoding.) And there is networking between connected machines.
>
> We had image and sound delivery for almost hundred years. Nothing new
there.
>
> How about interaction ? I have seen several amusing flash programs, and
apart
> from games I have not seen much interaction in the artistic sense where
author
> conveys his ideas through predicted interactiveness.
>


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