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<nettime> what is going on, on nettime?
geert on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 05:36:42 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> what is going on, on nettime?

Well... Alan, nettime being closed off because of lacking nn postings. Many
will find a relief that such postings and related debates no longer happen, but
that's perhaps a personal matter.

What might be true is the shift towards political economy, away from arts and

The political economy (of new media) thread has been part of nettime from day
one, at least in my understanding. And I am not sure that one can find these
debate anywhere.

It could be the case that the international nettime list lack a common spirit
and direction. Is that what you mean?

The question could be: what moves people these days? I think that's a more
interesting--and urgent--question than the old issue of 'censoring' nn or mez.



     From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim {AT} panix.com>
     To: soft_skinned_space <empyre {AT} lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
     Subject: [-empyre-] what is going on, on nettime? (fwd)
     Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 22:20:22 -0400

     nettime-l seems increasingly closed off; numerous voices aren't
     heard any more, for example nn, mez, Talan - I wrote them asking
     why the list is turning from cultural politics to more or less
     straight political economy, which can be found anywhere - the
     post was censored. Florian Cramer just stopped the Unstable
     Digest - there's no more codework there at all - he left his
     co-editors more or less in the lurch, not answering email, then
     disappearing, now back on nettime with politics. So that venue's
     gone and apparently at this point one can't even question the
     list direction onlist.


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