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Re: <nettime> The Tactics of Camping
John Hopkins on Tue, 21 Jun 2011 22:57:53 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> The Tactics of Camping



Hi Helge --

I believe it was Knowbotic Research who recently said that today visibility
increasingly means administrative availability. Increasing the visibility of a
given cause and the people associated with it feeds back into the cybernetic
loop that allows the governmental machine to identify, classify and react
accordingly in order to perpetuate itself, be it with soft or hard power. I

yes, you can't control what you cannot observe:

This reminds me of the advice from Peter Wilson in the TAZ Manual -- with his imperative to small social collectives to stay out of sight, especially out of the sight of the media, as the mere attention from those institutions will destroy any small localized collective social entity. since media now means corporate cloud-data gatherers who are forced summarily to submit the cloud to government inspection at any point, the imperative to stay out of sight and off the cloud would seem more essential than ever... unless you want to invite that destructive attention into your midst! (it would seem that this phenomena has something to do with Quantum principle where the observer alters the state of that which is observed...)


jh





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