|Brian Holmes on Sun, 15 May 2011 11:33:33 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> ISEA 2011 fees|
On 05/12/2011 11:52 PM, Nicholas Knouf wrote:
These fees make me seriously reconsider my participation in ISEA 2011. I wonder if our money is not better spent organizing a counter-conference that does not discriminate based on ability to pay. Perhaps we would then be able to have a real "international symposium on electronic art".
Electronic art has always been the bastard child of corporate sponsorship -- sometimes disguised through the dodgy mediation of academic prestige. Yet electronic art is one of the most important set of lenses/vehicles that we have for the perception of global systems.
Nick's suggestion is the most interesting one I've heard since the days of the Next 5 Minutes. Why don't we self-organize a collective inquiry into the development of planetary information/visualization/communication systems? Why don't we all take the time, spend/generate/divert the cash and above all, do the serious work required to find out how the world is being run next summer in 2012? Why continue to cling to the corporate/academic ship while its sinking and taking everyone else with it? Why not put some love and some teeth back into the word autonomy? best, Brian # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com