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Re: <nettime> nottime: the end of nettime
Alan Sondheim on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 15:12:28 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> nottime: the end of nettime


I've been relatively quiet on nettime; I've submitted more than has been allowed through, and I found that disenheartening. At one point, one of the moderators answered with a critique that I felt should have appeared on the list, instead of privately. What I find missing, what for me was there earlier on, was a freer, less strict environment; at this point, I do a lot of self-censoring because I send anything to nettime, and that doesn't feel right. (Maybe 1 out of 4 posts I have sent actually went through.) The discussion doesn't seem to allow for a critical poetics, or at least the poetics I've submitted at times. So I have mixed feelings about nettime - while I don't think it should be a free-for-all, and I read what I can, I also think it should have a more open submission policy; otherwise it reproduces a kind of back-channel authoirty. Perhaps my submissions don't belong on the list; I do wish that had been up to the subscribers to decide, not the moderators.

- Alan


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