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<nettime> music / video - need feedback (description below) thanks Alan
Alan Sondheim on Mon, 12 Apr 2010 15:09:00 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> music / video - need feedback (description below) thanks Alan

decayed, innovative, exhausted, tawdry, repetition, exalted, exploited,
arousing, stupid, brilliant, unearthly

I need feedback on these - it would be helpful, thanks - Alan -

(two pieces in need of critique)

The following raises questions about musical/sound form and conceivably
tawdry repetition.


(one piece in need of analysis)

The following raises questions about the psychoanalytics of net sex in
Second Life and other virtual space; the cartoon-avatar dances and exposes
herself - what sort of triggers, if any, are set off? Would this be con-
sidered a form of exploitation by proxy? A source of delight and arousal?
Certainly any number of elements anywhere can act as catalysts for fantasy
- in SL, where sex is statistically one of the main activities among
participants, avatar sex is paramount. Years ago, when I engaged in/wrote
on net sex, it was clear that ascii diegesis (including real-time lapses,
lags, erasures, and so forth) could be overwhelming at times. But even
this crude (in both senses of the term) movie loop seems to construct an
uncanny body whose 'legibility' results in a psychoanalytical surplus or


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