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Re: <nettime> ICT&S Researchers: Towards Critical Internet Theory
lotu5 on Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:13:24 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> ICT&S Researchers: Towards Critical Internet Theory


Brian Holmes wrote:
> Thanks Geert, this post is extremely interesting because it shows how
> we, acting basically as a grassroots avant-garde network (yup, that's
> how it is), created behaviors and ideas in the late 1990s and early
> years of this decade which are now being made into official sociology.

but aren't a bunch of us working in academia, just in different areas
than sociology? is that still co-optation of the ideas from the
streets and the jungles? where's the line between articulation and
co-optation? aren't we all co-opting other philosophers and artists
anyway, like deleuze, zizek, plato, kaprow, debord, and making their
ideas ours, with just a little tweaking? wasn't deleuze just co-opting
spinoza, nietzsche, reimann geometry and differential equations?

about co-optation, there's cnn's new I report. have you seen it?

people can send them video footage of news events and they play it on
cnn. it's a kind of "citizen journalism" (a totally shitty term that
privileges citizens) or "participatory media".

the nastiest part about it, that really shows the co-optation of
social movements for independent media, is that the logo is a lower
case i. so in the upper right hand corner of any footage send in, cnn
puts their logo

i

with the word "report" below it, like "i report".

its just missing the ((())) from indymedia's logo.

totally crazy.

i saw it in the airport.


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