Patrice Riemens on Mon, 27 Apr 2009 20:01:46 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Ippolita Collective: The Dark Side of Google (Conclusion)

> Patrice:
> So, after all this -- it turns out that the Collective is against ..
> . masturbation                                                     .
> In its sharpest polemic, we learn that even the progressive
> margins of the alter-globalist movement remains "far removed of
> the sphere of individual desire, especially when they advocate
> social networking, as if it were a magic solution to all personal
> frustrations, achieved through ritual of global technological
> [auto-]solidarity"
> Is auto-solidarity akin to auto-eroticism?
> For the punch line, we are told that "The profiling of the imaginary
> is but the last phase of the process of capitalist colonization of
> the networks, something we have called technological masturbation."
> Wow! That's pretty serious!
> Mark Stahlman New York City

"I am but a humble labourer in the vineyard of the Lord"
- Jozeph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI

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