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Re: <nettime> from the archives: Internet as communal appartment and mas
Armitage J. on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:14:30 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> from the archives: Internet as communal appartment and mass panopticon (Manovich 1996)


And from before the digital archives of Facebook and so on ... 

As newly minted fictional communist subjects began to take their breakfast collectively yet, crucially, also within the confines of their glass walled room:

    'The cheerful little crystal bell in my headboard dings 7.00 A.M.: time to get up. To the right and left through the glass walls I see something like my own self, my own room, my own clothes, my own movements, and all repeated a thousand times. It cheers you up. You see yourself as part of an immense, powerful, single thing. And such a precise beauty it is: not a wasted gesture, bend, turn.'

Yevgeny Zamyatin, We (1921)

John



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