|John Hopkins on Sat, 28 May 2011 10:16:03 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> ISEA 2011 fees|
Fantastic, a critique of ISEA's fees from the standpoint of the Unabomber. Maybe if more people in the field of electronic arts emulated him, the revenues generated by subsequently auctioning off their worldly goods could create a fund for supporting the next generation of practitioners.
there are modicums of violence that are taking place as a direct result of anyone using a technology dependent on extractives and the social systems required for their utilization. the obvious sites of violence happen to be distal to most systems that are occupied by art consumers and producers, but the cumulative effect is not dissimilar to the destructive force of a explosive device. hyper-socialization could be described as the process by which these globe-spanning distributed webs of violence become the normative basis for daily local existence by anesthetized participants who play with their toys and want to show everyone what they've made in hopes of getting a pat on the head from the profit-takers who themselves are at a distant remove from human presence. personally, I find connections between all phenomena and manifestations, but if you wish to remain in a materialist object-oriented world severed from itself, sure, it is easy enough to say that there are no connections. maybe the final question is where do the profits from publicly-manifest art come from and where do they go? jh # 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: firstname.lastname@example.org