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Re: <nettime> The Death of the Avant-garde in the Attention Economy
Keith Hart on Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:17:25 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> The Death of the Avant-garde in the Attention Economy


Very interesting, Prem, thanks. I think of time as both linear and
timeless. I have an icon of this idea which I call the T-bar. The
crossbar constructs tense as a line from past through present to
future. The upright is timeless, the present conceived of as rooted
in a continuous past. The two axes intersect in the present which is
therefore inevitably both -- a movement of difference and always the
same. I realise that this does not account for cyclical theories of
time, but I think it says a lot about the modern world.

Keith

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Prem Chandavarkar <prem.cnt {AT} gmail.com>wrote:

>
> These are some speculations that have been bouncing around in my head
> for some time, particularly with reference to architecture - the
> discipline I practice - but perhaps having wider implications: Ever
> since the early stages of the modernist movement (since the second
> half of the 19th century) artistic innovation has been underpinned by
> the idea of the avant-garde.





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