Fri, 02 Nov 2001 16:17:43 +1100
>From: "][mez][" <email@example.com>
>Subject: _Tracking a Net.Wurk O(r)bit_
(+ trajectory translation)
....i like 2 think my perception][s][
is/r geared 2wards/thru-out a range of inputs & ob.serve.][r][ations,
all gathered 2g][t][ether][ed][
more often than ][k][not
....the cybagenic lattrix if u will ][or
.....my tendency 2 fuse actions that r performed b.yond this ][forced
field N the very procedural nuances that this sensing d.mands x.ists as
a very fragile, convoluted actuality.....
...this percept is currently taking a battering, as the very structure
that has allowed its gestation, its nesting, m.mergence, & x.tended
x.pression is b.ing gradually ][sl][a][ugh][ltered....
i know, but bear with me][.....
...when i ][*.][ini.tially
orbited this net.wurked reality [& by this i'm n.ferring a state of
passive flux, where my hands first crab-crouched a keyboard & slid
ova a su.Pine mouse, waiting 4 a con][cussive][nection
hit] the amnesiac-like newness & its fugue capabilities were so n.trinsically
seductive that @ 1nce, the resultant output was infernoesque, participants
floundering in this creative niche that allowed 4 x.tended x.ploration
N wild rewritings of creative cod][a][es,
or established artistic conventions, or critiquer f.actua][ry][nts...
....predicated questionings and standardizations were not even termed/realised
as truthful reference points or relevant POV's, largely b.cause][N
of the formless "cyberspace" condition][ing][........of
course, i'm blin][d][kered
in terms of the sphere of functioning that ][i
in terms of mailing lists N web/net.institution construction, and of course,
i'm being terribly intro][duction
n yes, i'm pixellating the past with a nostalgic you.topian sweep, but
there was a stage of net.wurked development that more than re][n.][flected
this type of ][de][function][........even
as others rushed to quantify. anal.][e][y][e][se
it.......smooth it in2 satis.Factory communication corners...........
me my meme.ory n.dulgence, please][...................
..now u may all clip away typing that this er][ror][a
neva x.isted, or that the tendrils r still deliciously ][&n
that i'm becoming 1 of those old, crusty "net.art is dead" advocat][ions][es,
that i'm missing the meat of the x.change, the distended details........
........i mite well be......i fervently think ][hope][
not......from this e.longated angle, my mezangelled
perceptive base - N granted its a difficult one to "get" in terms of affective
merging with this communication style in which i wallow - this stage of
explosive n.quiry & blase ][net][
wurking is bleeding dis][t][ast][e][rously
in2 the ][predictable][
established, an n.s][i][t][u][itutionialised
strain of though & overt action.......N its not blanket-d][ea][f.ined
thru the corpo.r][oar][ate
glutt.ON.isation of the web, but thru much more n.siduous modes........
........4 x.ample, when we ][read:
artists who m.brace & position them.cell][ves][s
as firm advo.Ka][n][ts
of things net.wurked, whether that b electronically/collaboratively/spouting
new media ethics till we r blue in the screen][
drag traditionally-ratified mechanisms of critique back in2 play, or fall
in2 the power-dynamically-d.fined act of ][cap][s][lock][houting
in order 2 make our point, or seek 2 regulate the way a peer releases
output via mandatory subtle regressions in2 labels that postulate absolutes
"design", "use.ability" "ease of use"][,
or reason our position via logos, we are shutting the door on a multi][log][tude
of prospective actualities, we are cutting off the avenues that make the
net.wurk a place worthy of creative x.pansion...........
...& i kno some of u will retort, correct, s.sue differences of
opinions, portray a stance that allows 4 acceptable banter that seeks
+itive fluid resolutions....& all the while i weep 4 the mis][b][gotten
phrase, the typo, the flame-bait that isn't, the nudge that is bypassed
in terms of readability & community function......
....this closing-off, shutting down, m.bracing of the literal over the
nodal/lateral is ridiculously difficult 2 describe, given the tools that
i'm m.ploying r drenched in the very stench of this terror- vision of
the concrete, the conflagration of the predictable, the x.plainable, the
acceptable, the *ma][i][n*.if][then][est.......
now, my post is too long, i've dis.m.bowelled the n][etwurked
meaning threads, the potential of a personalised re][wurking][affirmation....all
this in an f.fort 2 offer x.][&
y & z][planations,
2 rationalise my position, 2 justify my e.motives in order that others
contemplating transcribing this in2 "regular" english 4 the masses..........this
will be another terrible net.wurk fracture, another crawling back in2
the comprehension shell........
i will leave u now with no safe ending, no cloistered summation para.graph][ic][.
i'll send this as a translated piece][meal][
_Tracking a Net.Wurk O(r)bit_
(I like to think that my perceptions are geared towards/through-out a
range of inputs & observations, all gathered together and tethered
(more often than not) via a manifest net.wurked sphere.......the Cybagenic
Lattrix if you will. My tendency to fuse actions that are performed beyond
this (forced reality) field - and the very procedural nuances that this
sensing demands - makes this detection exist as a very fragile, convoluted
actuality. This detection percept is currently taking a battering, as
the very structure that has allowed its gestation/ emergence/nesting and
extended expression is being substantially altered/slaughtered.)
When I initially orbited this net.wurked reality (and by this I'm referring
to a state of passive flux where my hands first crab-crouched a keyboard
and slid over a supine mouse, essentially waiting for a concussive connection
hit) the amnesiac-like newness and fugue capabilities were so seductive
that, at once, the resultant output was infernoesque, with participants
collaboratively floundering in this creative niche that allowed for extended
exploration and wild rewritings of creative codes and established artistic
& critique conventions. Predicated questionings and standardizations
were not, therefore, termed or realized as "truthful" reference points
(or even relevant points-of-view according to the concept of the formless
"cyberspace" condition). Of course, this reasoning is blinkered in terms
of the sphere of functioning that (I have deemed) was emergent in terms
of mailing lists and web/net.institution construction - and of course,
I'm being terribly introspective, and yes, I'm pixellating the past with
a nostalgic Utopian sweep. I would counter, however, that there was a
stage of net.wurked development that more than reflected this type of
(de)function, even as others rushed to quantify, analyze, rationalize
and smooth entity-spacings into satisfactory communication corners.
Now, you may all cogitate away that this era never existed, or that these
tendrils are still deliciously and obviously present - in essence, that
I am becoming one of those crusty "net.art is dead" advocates and in doing
so am missing the meat of the exchange as well as the distended details.
And I might well be. I do, however, fervently think (and hope) this not
to be the case. From this elongated angle (my mezangelled perceptive base)
- and granted it is a difficult one to "get" in terms of affective merging
with the communication style in which I wallow - this stage of explosive
enquiry & blase net.wurking is bleeding disastrously into the predictably
established, an ins(i)t(u)itutionialised strain of thought and overt action.
It is dangerous to assume that blanket-defined corporate gluttonisation
of the web is only to blame, as there are much more insidious modes that
have created this situation.
For example, when we (read: artists/theorists who embrace and position
themselves as firm advocates of things "net" - whether that be electronically/collaboratively
defined - or those who spout new media ethics until they are blue in the
face/screen) drag traditionally-ratified mechanisms of critique back into
play, or fall into power-dynamically-defined acts of caps-lock shouting
in order to make a point, or seek to regulate the way a peer releases
output via mandatory subtle regressions into labels that postulate absolutes
("design", "usability" "ease of use") or even rationalize our position
via logos, we are shutting the door on a multitude of prospective actualities
and are cutting off the avenues that make the net.wurk a place worthy
of creative expansion.
This closing-off, shutting down, embracing of the literal over the nodal/lateral
is ridiculously difficult to describe, especially given the tools that
I'm employing are drenched in the very stench of this terror-vision of
the concrete, the conflagration of the predictable, the explainable, the
acceptable, the manifest.
I know some of you will retort, correct, issue differences of opinions,
portray a stance that allows for "acceptable" banter in order to seek
positive fluid resolutions. All the while I weep for the misbegotten phrase,
the typo, the flame-bait that isn't, the nudge that is bypassed in terms
of readability & community function.
(Even now, my post is too long, I've disemboweled the incremental &
spider-like trails of meaning and the potential of a personalized re-worked
affirmation - all this in an effort to offer explanations, to rationalize
my position and to justify my (e)motives in order that others can ap(com)prehend.
This will be another terrible net.wurk fracturing-through-solidification,
another crawling back into a communicative comprehension shell.)
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