Re: [-empyre-] Re: Social space, art practice, network structure
I see by your website that you are a poet, a creative writer, and that you
take words very seriously. Therefore, I will not take your message as a
threat. It is just some kind association of words. But, in this day -- we
must honestly question all kinds of 'kill' and 'die' references, don't you
So, talking about 'topic' here -- I'm not talking about Gestapo tactics, or
of kicking off people fromt he list, etc. etc. I'm talking about working
together as a group of like minded people to discuss a topic. Not use the
list as a personal sound-off and ignore the main focus. That is what
distinguishes empyre -- it's focus on topics. We don't all participate in
every conversation, because it might not concern our personal interests,
but we may have a question from time to time, and deserve an appropriate
and thoughtful answer. Not some quip reply. When we do engage (which we
find out here that many never do), we hope to get to really interesting new
ideas -- through the process of the list discussion.
It is terribly difficult to follow the threads in the best of
circumstances. And, for sure, many of us are on many lists (and we might
get confused about who we are talking to from time to time -- I'm being
kind here). We are all human after all.
So, let's talk LISTS! They concern me, and many others. Why do we
subsribe to them, what do we want from these discussions (information,
ideas, contact, collaborative thinking, promotion???). How much
interaction do you feel from the various lists you subscribe to? Is there
a great deal of cross-posting? Are some of the same people on several
lists? (I personally find this quite interesting...it seems more than just
OK David, let's try to discuss something, and not make disturbing
proclamations about life and death that can easily be misunderstood. That's
how friends communicate.
At 11:25 25/08/2004 -0700, you wrote:
I liked your comments very much. Yes: We must all "find(ing) some kind of
deep kindness, and true interest in what a wider view might be."
I only add that in my experience 'Off Topic' always leads to LIFE.
Staying 'On Topic' kills. When we are dead we can stay 'On Topic'
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