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Re: <nettime> Phil Agre: Supporting the Intellectual Life of a Democrati
Newmedia on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:18:59 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Phil Agre: Supporting the Intellectual Life of a Democratic Soc...


MP:
 
> What part of the technological environment 
> prompted you to apologise twice in this email?

The part that  replaced the "mass" with the *individual* . . . !!
 
While the MEMETIC notions of "democracy" and "revolution" were promoted by  
mass-media (therefore, to "no body"), digital technology has *flipped* 
memes  into something much more personal.
 
Phil Agre (who I knew) and Kalle Lasn (who I don't know) strike me as  
people who have tried to "personalize" these memes, so it occurred to me that  
they deserved an apology for their efforts.
 
It's not their fault that it didn't turn out as they had hoped . . . 
 
Mark Stahlman
Brooklyn NY


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