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<nettime> Reverse Engineering Freedom (Autobiography Remix)
Shaun Rolph on Thu, 25 Sep 2003 07:55:05 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Reverse Engineering Freedom (Autobiography Remix)


hi!

here is a text geert and me were writing

cheers,
florian

REVERSE ENGINEERING FREEDOM
by Geert Lovink and Florian Schneider

We've transcended the impasse of
postmodernist identity politics and academe's game of culture wars

we are so flagrant

As casual drug users we know: one would have to
increase the application rate in order to repeat the 'rush' of the
new.  But that's too banal and cheap for us

We don't need consolidation but dissemination and transformation.

We will not get distracted by Hollywood blockbusters

We are the media.

we were amongst these enthusiasts

We are not so naive

As post-situationists we well know

our fascination with screen culture remains as strong as it ever was

We don't believe in the postmodern 'death of the author' or the
techno-libertarian 'giving-it-all-away
for free.'

we have encountered a 'fear of freedom' amongst radical activists.

As true techno-libertarians we have to state

We will not go underground

We do not believe that utopia will automatically arise out of the ashes

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