Robynne Redgrave on Tue, 29 Jan 2019 18:50:39 +0100 (CET)

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Perhaps I can contribute or side-route with an example of (local scale? - or micro scale?) intervention I perform daily on the Helsinki public metro. 

I leave anonymous notes for strangers to find on the metro cars. I guess in hopes of nudging the finder to ask them self (and others) big questions  about #*platform attention economy and the act of tuning out (or in?) to realities...(*techno*-mediated-spaces?) Power. Anyways, I believe this intervention is, in some way, making an impact (micro scale?) that in my mind, can also eventually become, say macro scale? Maybe. 

Consider this action (art?) communication, as the kind that intervenes unexpectedly into people’s lives and - hereby through chance encounter - opens one’s worldview to pause and consider the unknown. In this case a local stranger (me?) is among us, alien, reaching out, caring for, anonymously asking questions, seemingly underground, somewhat emerging? 

Consider if this art work is poetic rubbish (at least recycling), micro-nothing-at-all, or if it is like a stray seed of a meaningful weed, soon to multiply exponentially and fully transform a whole field. 

The project is documented here: 

-all is full of love 

On Jan 29, 2019, at 11:17, Allan Siegel <> wrote:

On 28 January 2019 at 22:02:50, ( wrote:

Brian asked the following question?

So the question is: What kinds of social forms can be used to re-mediate 
the formation of public opinion? In the recent past we tried forums, not 
just online ones, but big online/offline experiments like the global social 
forum process.
If there are no 'social forms’ at the local level: social forms that address local AS WELL AS broader political issues; social forms that include social spaces of vibrant discourse and processes that address social issues and institutional transformations and development WELL IT WOULD BE SAFE TO SAY that any attempts to re-mediate the formation of public opinion would be negated by the ongoing avalanche of misinformation, disinformation, lies and the swarm of propaganda churned out daily by the oligarchs, plutocrats, and intelligence agencies (etc.) that are committed to maintaining a stranglehold on public opinion…

political change via social media has a short shelf life…


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